Niche Designer

An Exploration of Niche Site Design and Development


Keyword Difficulty Tool

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

I am loving this keyword difficulty tool. You type in a keyword and it will tell you how difficult it will be to rank well in that term. And instead of confusing numbers, it gives you an answer in graphical format.
Keyword Difficulty Tool Results

You can try it for yourself below: webmaster tool

This site also has other neat tools like the google cache dance, which will let you see when the next update of your cache will happen, or you can check to see if you are banned by google.

Keyword Research Methods

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

One of the most important steps in niche site building is keyword research. You can have the best design, best content, but if you pick poor keywords you simply won’t get the traffic you deserve. One option is to spend money on a keyword subscription. I prefer to do things for myself. I think it’s also beneficial to find your own keywords because then you don’t have to compete against the other members who are using the same keywords. Here are the steps I go through when I research keywords.

Useful Tools

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

I was reading through Work Online From Home and found a link to a very useful tool for niche site builders. If you are looking for a way to get quality backlinks to your niche sites, Backlink Builder can help you find sites in your theme that has a place to add a link. Many of them require links as well, but I think this could still be effective. This site also has a keyword playground to find keywords, a density checker, and lots of other useful tools all in one place.

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