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Programs to find Topics/Keywords & Niches

  1. David 470 profile image86
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    I have been having a difficult time finding new keywords/topics to write on lately. Are there any programs or any tools I can use to find popular topics that give me different keywords I can work with? Also a tool that would tell me competition etc.

    Used Google Keyword tool in the past, but it's not that great in my opinion. I don't even think it is accurate.

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      see: http://janderson99.hubpages.com/hub/Key … l-Keywords

      I use Niche Finder, Niche Market Finder and CFKeywords on word lists derived from UberSuggest (using active words)

      Cheers

  2. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    Hi David smile I keep a notepad handy and write down 'ideas' for possible topics that arise from daily conversations, the news, spin off ideas from popular articles. I use to go to Dogpile to get a 'guesstimate' of most searched topics tongue but they don't have live search anymore hmm but it is good to pay attention to 'trends' wink and preferably to subjects you are familiar and comfortable with smile not sure I helped but just some thoughts smile

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes that "spin off idea" from popular articles has worked very well for me in the past, but some of my keywords are getting searched less.

      I just wish I could figure out what keywords will work very well for me again. I would write multiple articles everyday if I could figure out what to work on.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Tried Market Samurai? Or Google Insights?

        1. David 470 profile image86
          David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No, have you used them? I heard of Market Samurai, but do not know what Google Insights is.

        2. Garrett Mickley profile image81
          Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Heard Market Samurai wasn't working anymore.

          1. Jester98 profile image71
            Jester98posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            They fixed the bug and it is back in action! article samurai is pretty legit to ;-)

          2. wordscribe43 profile image94
            wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes it is...  I'm using it right now.  It's my number one choice, followed by Micro Niche Finder.  smile

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    I would think that writing on topics of interest to you would/could be of benefit to others also smile also gives your own voice on the matter wink some agree it's not favorable or professional tongue but I think reading from the author's perspective can help usher in new thoughts altogether smile take a cruise around the web in topics of interest to you and ask why this, that and the other topic is 'trending' wink you may very well come out with something quite intriguing. smile don't be too hard on yourself wink

  4. MakinBacon profile image83
    MakinBaconposted 5 years ago

    One thing I do when facing something like you are, is to look at topics more than keywords.

    From there, I throw out a few articles on a certain topic to see if some catch on. I don't attempt to even think of keywords, I just write about the topic, and of course the keywords will naturally flow because the topic will guide them.

    It has worked very well for me. Over a couple of years I've generated between 3 and 4 million hits to my hubs, and I really do no promotion or attempts at generating traffic through social networking of any kind.

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I do tend to focus on long-tail keywords that will work then the topics themselves. smile

      I just hit 2 million mark the other day, but if I want to continue to succeed here I need to constantly and consistently be up to par with SEO and new topics.

  5. Garrett Mickley profile image81
    Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago

    I come up with topics on my own, then I used the keyword tool to see if they're worth writing about, then I see other related topics to write about.  Then I build an interlinked web.

  6. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    One suggestion which has proven to be invaluable to me is to have Google send you daily emails on a particular topic like photography in my case. They will email you anything and everything that happens in reference to your chosen topic...cool

  7. alipuckett profile image84
    alipuckettposted 5 years ago

    Good question!  I've been wondering this myself.  I think Google limits the number of keywords in the Keyword Tool to create competition for the Adwords program.  So, I'll definitely check out a few of these suggestions.  Thank you!

  8. vmarticles profile image61
    vmarticlesposted 5 years ago

    You can try with Traffic Travis

  9. Jester98 profile image71
    Jester98posted 5 years ago

    Supposedly there is  new tool called Keyword Canine that is supposed to be good. Most all of these tools pulls from google keyword tool anyway.

    I love using market samurai! If you really want to get the most out of that program take a day and watch all the tutorials they have. Well worth it imo.

    1. David 470 profile image86
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Will it help me find keywords that I can use to create topics out of? I must admit I have gotten lucky in the past to have articles get a lot of views even though I did not do keyword research on them.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Remember Nelle Hoxie?  She always said that the keyword finders give you information on what was hot five minutes ago - whereas to really make money, you need to write about what's going to be hot next week.

        She got all her ideas walking around Walmart listening to customers.

        1. David 470 profile image86
          David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          "you need to write about what's going to be hot next week."

          This was the case with me at one point last year. I wrote a few articles about upcoming topics -- while they did not succeed first couple weeks, traffic suddenly sky-rocketed later on.

 
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