Can You Really Beat Them?

Are you sick of hearing that it's too difficult to succeed in niche marketing?

That it's over saturated now and all the good opportunities are already gone?

You might have read this type of garbage in posts or forums.

Over the last week or so I’ve been coordinating the development of five new niche sites using the model that Niche Profit Classroom teaches and it has got me thinking.

As I was searching for low competition niches, I was astounded at how many opportunities I uncovered.

You can rest assured that the opportunity to make great dollars online still exists and I’m going to show you how.

Lots of opportunity when you know where to look

Most people focus just on the US market. However, there are far more users outside of the US market, than there are in it. When you start getting a little creative and looking beyond the US, you can see just how much opportunity there really is internationally. Lots of easy, low hanging fruit to be picked.

Let’s consider the keywords “stop snoring”.

You’ll notice that if you want to get up in the “stop snoring” ranks within the US, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

Page ranks on the first SERP there range from 3 to 5 and the inbound links start at 435 for one site while others are attracting millions.

Stop snoring

In Australia there are more than 4000 searches a month on the term “stop snoring”. Let’s examine what you’d need to do to get up here.

Admittedly, it’s not massive search volume. However, the second spot is yours for the taking. Take a look at that 0 page rank and five inbound links.

Dating service

Let's consider now “dating service” in the US. The landscape looks competitive. Page ranks from 4 – 8 with a minimum of 8,000 back links. You’d have to be serious to jump in here.

At 60,500 local searches a month in the UK, it’s about one ninth of the traffic that the US pulls, however, gaining poll position in the UK appears to be a much easier task.

The top dog has a page rank of 2 along with 500 back links. It’s not a menial task but is certainly attainable with focused effort.

Buy bicycle

Let’s compare what it takes to rank high for “buy bicycle” in the US and then in Australia.

Page ranks of 3 to 4 and a minimum of 16,000 back links make it a difficult task in the US.

Down under now... Just over 1000 back links and a page rank of 3 should get up up into the 3000 a month or so local searches.

Just the tip of the iceberg

What I’ve just shown you here is the tip of the iceberg. There are so many opportunities right now that are ripe for the picking. Narrowing it down was actually hard to do.

If you’re wondering how I was able to search Google UK, Australia, USA and/or a number of other countries, I’m using the free Firefox plug in Keyword Spy.

It’s a great little plug-in that gives you access to a number of great inline indicators such as page rank and Yahoo! links to name a few.

Keep in mind that one of Google’s prime objectives is to provide relevance to its users. This is one reason why some sites will rank very high in a specific country but lower in another. It depends largely on the type of query, and it it is suited to returning local results or not. The regional domain seems to be a key signal to the search engines that a site is focused on region in particular like Australia.

Australian affiliate networks

Allow me to give a bit of a plug to affiliate programs down under.

There are some really great products and rewarding programs here. It seems, however, that few Australians understand the power of affiliate marketing and there are lots of opportunities as a result.

Here are the leading Australian affiliate networks.

Commission Monster – Has over 100 Australian merchants.
Check My Stats – These guys are located at Bondi Beach, Sydney. A popular tourist destination (smaller merchants).
ClixGalore AU - Over 200 of the merchants here are Australian.
DGM Australia – You’ll find 43 Aussie merchants here and many are big companies.

Coming back to search, it took me about five minutes to discover the opportunities that I've shown you here so I've just scratched the surface.

There are a literally tens of thousands of opportunities for free traffic. All you need to do is search.

We're doing it. . . join us at NPC

I've just done it myself and now we're launching 5 new niche sites.

We haven’t even finished them and already people are subscribing to the email mini courses and we’re climbing the SERPs. It’s a whole lot easier when you’re not battling huge competition.

We’ve been able to delegate most of this project to a young lady in the Philippines. Even though she’s not well versed in site development, I’ve been able to say to her watch these videos and follow the Niche Profit Classroom plan exactly.

It’s one of the great things about NPC. They’ve encapsulated the whole niche profit system for creating winning sites in simple, easy to follow steps. It makes the process of site creation incredibly easy to do and it works.

Niche Profit Classroom have just released version 3 of their training and it's amazing. Even better than before.

For a limited time, you can see exactly the same training that we're using to build the new niche sites to capitalize on the big opportunities that are still around for just $1 for 14 days.

If you're interested in discovering the exact plan we're following for our 5 new sites, why not take a quick look the NPC video.

July 1, 2010

Comments (10)

Said this on July 1, 2010 At 12:29 pm
Hi, love your site and the newsletter.

I had a quick question for you, and I am sure this is a total n00b question but how do you get the additional information to appear on your search results, the information you highlight in red with page rank, back links, etc.

I use Google Chrome as my browser and I am stumped.

I would love to have access to that information when I pull up a search, if you could shed some light, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks and great article.
Said this on July 1, 2010 At 06:20 pm
Hi Reece,

Looks like it's only available for FireFox and IE. I have have asked these guys but they haven't responded.


In case others are wondering, once installed click on the Keyword Spy logo (bottom right) and then options. You will see all of the indicators. You can set them to On-Demand, Auto or hidden. Another thing is make sure that the SEO and/or the PPC button immediately left of the "Keyword Spy" logo is clicked on.
Said this on July 1, 2010 At 08:08 pm
Thanks for the reply.

So it is a service called Keyword Spy? OK, I will look into that. That is such useful information that I may have to switch my browser. Ah man, Chrome has a million passwords and whatnot saved, oh well.

Also, how much does that Niche Profit Classroom cost? I can't find the information on their site, only the $1 for 14 days promotion. I have read almost all positive information about their program on the net, with only one semi negative review, so i woul dlike to see if it fits my budget.

Thanks again.
Said this on July 2, 2010 At 04:15 am
I'm assuming your strategy is to rank in OZ with a domain, right?

In that same light, .com domains normally rank in the US...but I understand it is possible to let the search engines know that your .com site should be included in the OZ rankings.

Please share what you know about the topic.

Thanks, Joe
Said this on July 2, 2010 At 07:47 am
Can you beat them? Of course. You can also beat them on Yahoo! and Bing. We beat bigger, older, and more frequently updated sites all the time. So, go for it.
Said this on July 13, 2010 At 10:40 am
Hi Mike

Great post - thanks for the info. Excellent that you provide a different way of looking at the SEO for particular niches

Thanks again

Said this on July 16, 2010 At 09:10 am
Thanks for this intersting post.
When you go international but stick to the english language, you should also reflect differences in spelling when creating your ppc ads.
Said this on July 22, 2010 At 04:53 am
just got here , but i think i will learn alot more , for y'all contributor GOD BLESS !
Said this on August 5, 2010 At 08:31 am
Here is a question, I have a squidoo lens about building computers, I get around 80 to 100 visitors a month.

I have several links that monetize my lens, but click-throughs are extremely rare.

I have a statcounter that is telling me that most of my visitors are from foreign countires, but I also get a few from the U.S.

A large part of my visitors are coming from the philippines.

Is it possible that most of my visitors can't or won't translate my page and that is why my Click-throughs are so low? And even a better question is, what would you do if you were me?
Said this on November 5, 2013 At 10:42 pm

I just read your article and I find it very interesting. My opinion is that if your target audience is in Australia and UK, it's easier to get higher rankings for those keywords which have low search volume. Or it's easier to get ranked because you will only have few competitors.

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