Month: August 2010

Free Niche Research: Loft Beds

Today I’ll tackle the Loft Bed niche: somewhat continuing my decorating theme form last week, when I research Window Treatments.  I have a feeling that this is an untapped niche: let’s see!

Top 10 Highest Paying Keywords (from the Google keyword tool)

powell loft beds $3.29

dorm loft beds $2.65

queen size loft beds $2.12

student loft beds $2.12

cheap loft bed $2.06

cheap kids loft beds $1.92

queen loft beds $1.75

student loft bunk bed $1.73

metal loft beds $1.72

loft bed furniture $1.63


loft beds for sale $1.63

low loft beds $1.62

full size loft beds $1.61

Top 10 Most Searched Keywords (all phrases are exact matches in Google)

loft beds 165,000

loft bed 135,100

bunk loft beds 33,100

loft bed with desk 14,800

kids loft beds 9,900

loft bed plans 9,900

full loft bed 8,100

full size loft bed 8,100

loft beds with desk 8,100

loft bunk beds 8,100


twin loft bed 8,100

loft beds for girls 4,400

loft beds for kids 4,400


This niche doesn’t really need a resource other than the manufacturer’s description for the different types of loft beds you’ll be promoting.

Possible Affiliate Programs

Amazon has several loft beds: loft beds for kids, loft beds for kids, loft bed with desk, loft bed with slide, loft bed frame, and they even have loft bed plans for those who love doing it themselves.

Monetization Suggestions

While Adsense is not bad, I am not sure there is a lot of information to be written about this niche. But you can create an e-commerce type site with affiliate links to the different types of loft beds.

Here are some .com domains available for this niche now:

Here are some .org domains available:

And some .net ones:

Plan Your Way to Pay-Per-Click Campaign Success!

step-by-step affiliate marketing with AdWords

Pay-Per-Click advertising is a very effective and efficient method of placed advertising that will place your business directly in front of potential sales leads that have used their Google search engine to look up one or more of your key words and key phrases. With a bit of work and careful consideration, you will be able to plan your way to Pay-Per-Click campaign success.

See It Working
One of the best methods of understanding how a Pay-Per-Click campaign can work effectively is to see it in action yourself. In the search word entry box on your Google homepage type in a key phrase, for example “dog bath” and click on the “Google Search” button. On the page of retrieved search results you will see a section at the top of the page and on the right hand side of the page that will include “Sponsored Links.”

These are the advertisements placed there by PPC campaign users. Their ads have been targeted to your location and your specific search needs; while these advertisers are likely to pay a small monthly fee for their advertising campaigns, they will not pay for the advertisement that you see until you click on the link and “click thru” to their landing pages.

Set Your Plan In Action
With an understanding of how PPC Campaigns work, you can now work towards setting your plan in action to help you gain the most from your PPC advertising efforts.

Know Your Market – By understanding your targeted customers you will be able to focus your key words and key phrases specifically to the types of searches that they will be doing.

Know Your Competition – Unless your specific product lineup is for a specialized and small niche market, the odds are high that you will have a good few competitors. Research what methods they are incorporating and find out what you can do to be one step above and ahead of them.

Optimize Your Website – As a key part of knowing your market, you should be certain to optimize your website and your web content so that you can provide guests to your site with quick and easy access to the information, services, and products that they are looking for.

Set Your Budget – It can be all too easy to get carried away with your PPC spending, especially once you get into a bidding war with one of your competitors. By setting a budget for your campaign you will be able to better control your PPC spending; and, don?t forget, you can always adjust your budget at any point during the campaign!

Select Your Key Words And Phrases – When carefully conducting your research into the best key words and phrases that will work best to garner you the best results, you should keep an eye on misspelled words that are often frequently searched for. These misspellings can oftentimes be purchased for a much lower rate, and are more likely to provide you with the web searchers who will purchase a product or service from you.

Monitor Your Campaigns – Pay close attention to your PPC campaigns to constantly seek out new methods of improving your click-through rates as well as new methods of converting those click-throughs into positive new sales.

Devising and following through such a plan is a key part of every successful PPC campaign.

Lena Morrish and Dima Nikolayenko are successful professionals who operate their home-based business website They can help you develop your favorite online income opportunities into a successful PPC campaign! On their website, you can find a variety of Google AdWords tips and easy-to-follow guides to help you in your business.

Free Niche Research: Window Treatments

Well, I am in a decorating mood these days, so I’ve been looking for things I can do to spruce up my home’s look and I came across Window Treatments: simple, yet efficient. Let’s take a look at how many searches there are in this niche, and what we can do to profit from it.

Top 10 Highest Paying Keywords (from the Google keyword tool)

hunter douglas window treatments $16.06

blinds and window treatments $5.94

window treatment store $5.12

shutter window treatments $4.99

window blinds treatments $4.80

window treatments blinds $4.80

wood window treatments $3.97

bamboo window treatments $3.93

window treatments shades $3.78

sliding glass door window treatments $3.36


window treatment blinds $3.34

window treatments roman shades $3.23

childrens window treatments $3.00

Top 10 Most Searched Keywords (all phrases are exact matches in Google)

window treatments 823,000

window treatment 33,100

window treatment ideas 22,200

curtains and window treatments 14,800

cornice window treatments 6,600

custom window treatments 6,600

kitchen window treatments 6,600

waverly window treatments 6,600

window treatments for sliding glass doors 6,600

bay window treatments 5,400


kids window treatments 4,400

sliding glass door window treatments 4,400

valance window treatments 4,400


There are a lot of resources for this niche: HGTV show and/or website, decorating forums, magazines, you name it! If you want to learn about this niche, you should have absolutely no problem.

Possible Affiliate Programs

Check out Amazon! It’s full of any window treatment under the sun: window curtains, window blinds, window treatments panels, window treatments valance, window treatment hardware and more…

Monetization Suggestions

Adsense sites will pay you a lot if done right! Just look at the Hunter Douglas window treatments! If you like home decoration, and don’t mind writing about it, you have it made! Of course, as always, sprinkle in some in-text links to affiliate products, and create some pages for specific types of window treatments. Another way to monetize this niche would be to create step-by-step reports on how to create the different types of window treatments that you sell on your site, and even on Clickbank.  LOTS of opportunities!

Here are some .com domains available for this niche now:

Here are some .org domains available:

And some .net ones:

Why Use Google Analytics?

google analytics

This is guest post by Courtney Chowning

There are many different types of website analytic programs on the Internet today. Each one of them offers different features with different price tags. Google Analytics is undoubtedly one of the most popular website statistic programs currently available. For numerous reasons Google Analytics is also my web analytic program of choice.

Here are just a few of the reasons I think you should be using Google Analytics:

  1. It’s free! There is no cost to use Google Analytics and you can monitor as many websites as you want under the same account.  Plus it’s super easy to allow someone else one time access to view your stats if necessary.
  2. Set up goals. Within Google Analytics you can set up a goal to follow your product funnel and track where your customers leave the site in the purchasing process or how many customers actually follow through with the sale. Goals are technically just page views, but it allows you to view the data you want in a logical and meaningful way.
  3. Link to your Adsense account. If you run Adsense campaigns you can easily link your Adsense account to your Analytics account in order to better under how well your ads are performing and the long term result they have on your website.
  4. Site Overlay Map. With the site overlay map you can easily view which areas of your site gets the most clicks.  Is it the area above the fold?  Do links in your sidebar get clicked?  The Site overlay maps displays your site along with small boxes at every link telling you how many times that link has been clicked.  This is always a quick and visual way to see how your ads, affiliates links, or product links are converting.

From monitoring every aspect of your website’s traffic, visitor loyalty, site referrals, to keywords, Google Analytics provides everything you need to know about your readers and blog stats. Familiarizing yourself with Google Analytics and all that it can do will help you make the best decisions for your website and ultimately your readers.

I invite you to join me in a Google Analytics Workshop on August 30, 2010 where I will teach you how to use Google Analytics to help increase your readership and profits.

Free Niche Research: Solar Panels

Today’s niche is very HOT these days. There is no question about it: Solar Panels save money and in today’s economy that’s very important. There is no need for further introduction, so let’s find out what can be done in this niche!

Top 10 Highest Paying Keywords (from the Google keyword tool)

Mitsubishi solar panels $3.33

solar panels for sale $3.28

kyocera solar panels $3.13

residential solar panels $2.99

sharp solar panel $2.99

sanyo solar panel $2.99

buy solar panels $2.60

solar electric panels $2.55

solar panels for home $2.31

electric solar panel $2.290


solar panel systems $2.17

install solar panels $1.99

solar roof panels $1.81

Top 10 Most Searched Keywords (all phrases are exact matches in Google)

solar panel 165,000

solar panels 165,000

solar panels for your home 33,100

used solar panels 14,800

home solar panels 9,900

solar panel kits 9,900

solar panels for sale 9,900

diy solar panels 8,100

free solar panels 8,100

solar panel system 8,100


solar panel installation 6,600

portable solar panels 5,400

12v solar panel 4,400


There’s a lot of information on the web: many forums have people talking about how to save money, how to “green” their lives, etc. The media is full of info as well. Just get involved in the conversation. Of course, if you’d like “more”, you can always subscribe to some industry magazines, or books about solar panels.

Possible Affiliate Programs

As always, Amazon has everything: from books on how to create your own solar panel, to parts needed to build your own, to the solar panels ready to be installed. CJ and SAS have several programs each, as well as CB. These 2 have a higher gravity than the others: How to Make Your Own Wind Generator & Solar Panels, and DIY Solar Panel Guide

Monetization Suggestions

People are looking for information in this niche, and if you give it to them, and monetize with AdSense you’ll be happy. Mix in some affilaite product pages and some CB guides, and you have the perfect formula for profits in this niche.

Excellent niche to grow a list as well.

Here are some .com domains available for this niche now:

Here are some .org domains available:

And some .net ones:

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