28 October 2013

Guide to Creating Profitable Niche Sites with Alexa

Earlier, We already done explaining in great details on how to actually find long tail key words which one can use the build profitable niche sites that’ll pump in money on end. So today, I’d like to elongate more on that topic by showing
you exactly the process I’d take if I were you use Alexa for niche site creation.
Now, assuming I want to start.
There will be 3 significant things I’ll do first. And they’re:
  • Run sites through Alexa.com to find Long Tail keywords
  • Do keyword analysis on the long tails found
  • Build Niche site
So in other to let you comprehend more, I’ll try and expand the points as follow -

Run sites through Alexa.com to find Long Tail keywords

This part actually involves getting sites on the niche that you are trying to enter in other to get long tail key phrases on them through Alexa. This means that if you were planning to start a tech niche site, then finding tech sites will be your priority so that Alexa can show you long tail keywords on that niche.
Where is the best place to look for sites on different niches?
  1. Technocrati
  2. Dmoz 
So let’s say I want to start a niche site on the “writing tips” niche. What I’ll do first is to find sites on “writing tips” through those directories.
But for the sake of example, I’ll be using one site to show you how you can do yours effectively.
Once I get a site, www.productivewriters.com which is in the writing tips niche, I’ll quickly head to www.alexa.com; enter the URL and hit search.
The Beginners Guide to Creating Profitable Niche Sites with Alexa
A page will load.
I’ll go ahead to click on the URL.
The Beginners Guide to Creating Profitable Niche Sites with Alexa
This will immediately take me to the main analytic page of productivewriters.com where the long tail keywords are situated.
Once there, in other to find the long tail keywords, I’ll scroll down and locate the part termed: Top Keywords from Search Engines (as shown by the screenshot below.)
The Beginners Guide to Creating Profitable Niche Sites with Alexa
What you’re looking at are the top search key phrases sending the most traffic to productivewriters.com. These keywords are sometimes very profitable key phrases that are good to start-up niche sites with.
These are the search keywords (culled from the above screenshot):
  1.  Ways to backup your files
  2. How to backup files on my pc
  3. How can I write articles faster
  4. Freelance writers den
  5. Auto response sales email
So, now that I’ve gotten 5 not too popular long tail key phrases on the niche I want to enter. The next thing to check now is to ascertain which of the keywords are profitable and quite easy to rank for.

Do Thorough Keyword Analysis on the Long Tails Found

The beauty of a long tail keyword is the gift of not being too competitive or hard to rank for.
However, under normal circumstances I should normally do keyword analysis on each of the keywords above so that I can choose the best to use for a niche site.
But for the sake of this example, I’ll use the number 2 long tail keyword:
How to backup files on my pc
So in other to know whether this keyword is competitive, I’ll run it through Google first to know which sites are ranking for the top positions for the long tail keyword.
These are the current search engine ranking placement of websites for the keyword -
The Beginners Guide to Creating Profitable Niche Sites with Alexa
Now that we know which sites are ranking for “how to backup my files on pc”, the next thing is to check why those posts on those sites are ranking top for the key phrase.
However, since we know that Google uses some metric like backlinks pointing to a post and site authority to rank websites on SERPS, then it would be really clever to find out how many backlinks each post has.
I’ll use www.opensiteexplorer.com and www.ahrefs.com to check the backlinks of the posts on those sites.
So, to check the backlink each post has I will quickly open the first 4 posts in a new tab (I believe that the first 4 posts on SERPS are quite the most important posts to pay attention to if you want to outrank and gain the number 1 spot.).
(These are the 4 top ranking posts for “how to backup my files on pc”)
The Beginners Guide to Creating Profitable Niche Sites with Alexa
After opening them in new tabs, I’ll copy the first ranking post URL and paste it into Ahrefs and OpenSiteExplorer in other to check how many backlinks are pointing to the post URL.
I’ll go ahead to apply the same action to the other remaining 3 posts URL too.
These are the breakdown of their backlinks according to their position in SERPS -
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Position in SERPS: 1st
Topic: Set Your Mind At Ease: Back Up Your Files Now – Windows
Site URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/set-your-mind-at-ease-back-up-your-files-now
OpenSiteExplorer: 3 backlinks
Ahrefs: 2 backlinks
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Position in SERPS: 2nd
Topic: 5 Ways to Back up a Computer
Site URL: www.wikihow.com/Back-up-a-Computer
OpenSiteExplorer: 39 backlinks
Ahrefs: 76 backlinks
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Position in SERPS: 3rd
Topic: How to Back up Your Computer to an External Drive
Post URL: www.lifehacker.com/5816453/how-to-back-up-your-computer
OpenSiteExplorer: 145 backlinks
Ahrefs: 337 backlinks
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Position in SERPS: 4th
Topic: How to Back up Your Files for Dummies
Post URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKMx-4YfsU
OpenSiteExplorer: 1 backlink
Ahrefs: 1 backlink
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Well, what you’ve just looked at is the backlink profile of the 4 top posts ranking for the keyword “how to backup my files on pc” and the outstanding thing I noticed is that none of the posts has more than 400 backlinks pointing to it.
So this basically means that these posts are ranking at the top of the search engine as a result of the authority of the sites that are hosting it.
With this discovery, it basically mean that getting to rank at the top for that key phrase won’t be that hard as a result of the low backlink profile of each posts ranking for it on SERPS.
With that said, I can go ahead to build a niche site on that keyword since if I could just get more high authority blogs linking to my niche site, then I will surely claim the top of the search engine for that term.
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Build Niche site for That Keyword

In other to build a niche site that’s profitable for that keyword, it would be wise to find an “Exact match domain” that has every key phrase in “how to backup my files on pc”; a domain like www.howtobackupmyfilesonpc.com is a good fit. But to know whether it’s available I’ll run the domain through Godaddy. And luckily, it’s available.
The Beginners Guide to Creating Profitable Niche Sites with Alexa
So from this stand point, I can go ahead to build a site with that domain (if assuming I bought it).
The next thing to engage in is to build backlink back to the site after I must have set the niche site up and added enough content on it.
Likewise, once I keep on with this on a continually level, my niche site would get to the top of that search term in no time.
And finally, once the niche site has gotten to the first page of Google for the search term, “how to backup my files on pc”, I may then decide to find affiliate products on backup softwares to promote on the site which will inevitably get me some very good affiliate income on the long run.
These are some of the affiliate companies you need to know if you want to start a niche site soon using this Alexa method that I used for this post -
So once you’ve been able to get on the first page of Google for your own key phrase, along with constant traffic, then you can decide to leverage any of the products these affiliate companies above have in the line of your key phrase and also earn some side bucks too from your niche site.
In conclusion
Alexa, like I said before, shouldn’t be ignored as a long tail keyword finder. When you leverage it and find profitable keywords; make sure to do thorough keyword analysis on the long tail before you proceed to build a niche around that key phrase.
Remember, do your keyword analysis thoroughly in other not to enter the wrong niche.
So finally before I go, I’d like to ask, “Which niche are you currently targeting for your new niche site?
Let’s discuss this below at the comment. Don’t forget to share.
Thanks for reading.