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Predict New Niches, Topics - Boost Traffic, Crystal Ball Trailblazing

Updated on November 15, 2016
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John uses his scientific skills (PhD) & experience developing 50+ websites to research, review & evaluate SEO, website design, Social Media

The hunt for popular and competitive niches for websites, blogs or articles is getting harder and harder. Just like domain names, the good ones are virtually all gone. There is simply too much competition.

But what if you could be a trailblazer, a pioneer or a genuine innovator with a crystal ball. What if you could predict the new buzz words before they hatched as ideas, or while they were babes in the early stages of their development? You new to keep up to date in a wide range of topics.

Well 'tapping into the new' has happened many times before. The terms ‘social media marketing’, ‘social network’ or ‘going viral’ were unknown just a few short years ago.

This article describes how you can try to become a trailblazer with your crystal ball. Learn how to predict the next big keyword event in your niche and beyond! This is the future of successful niche marketing, so hop on board the time machine. What's the next big thing?

To start the process you have to be up to date and listening for all the buzz on the topic you are interested in by tapping into at least three sources. You need to follow the news, magazines, specialist websites and blogs on the topic and niche. You can set up Google news or get news alerts from various sites or regularly look at their RSS postings.

Of course there's Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and many more social networks you can tap into to keep up to date. This article will help you get started with your crystal ball.

Learn how to predict the next big keyword event in your niche and beyond!

As part of a ritual carried out to predict the future, Yoruba diviners beat tappers such as this against special trays. The sound is meant to attract the attention of Ifa, the deity associated with divination.
As part of a ritual carried out to predict the future, Yoruba diviners beat tappers such as this against special trays. The sound is meant to attract the attention of Ifa, the deity associated with divination. | Source

Predicting Surges in Keyword Popularity - Keyword Events

A keyword event is basically as a spike in the popularity of a particular keyword in searches. This can occur due to seasons, current events, social ignition, holidays, or evolving popularity trends. It can happen suddenly overnight, or may take several days. Can you trigger it? Well that’s another matter?

Predicting a keyword spike event means you select the keyword, and build the website, blog or article before it becomes popular. You write the pages and get indexed, all ready for the plane to arrive with the traffic and earnings, using a cargo-cult analogy. You do this to preempt your competition by getting a head start in rankings for your website, blog or page and the SERPS.

When the spike surges you’ll be ready to cash in.

If you can predict keywords that are likely to take off, before they become popular and craft these keywords into your articles or websites, the search engines will rank your page these keywords. You will have priority because there will be little or no competition. After the trend sparks and triggers a surge or spike of interest in those founder keywords you will have the highest rank and get the initial traffic and attention through organic back links. You will also have status as the leading authority on the topic - a genuine trailblazer. Your article or blog may have been published for weeks or months before any of your competitors get a sniff that something is about to happen.

Predict New Keywords and Phrases

Predicting the development of new keywords and sudden interest and popularity in old forgotten phrases is crystal ball gazing stuff. But there are several things you can do:

Stay on top of trends in your niche - Stay on top of evolving trends in your niche as well as your audience's interests. You need to be there riding the crest of the wave of new developments as the roll in.

Tour the shopping centers to see what's popular and what the shops are promoting. Seeing the kaleidoscope of the latest things on display will trigger lots of new ideas.

See what's selling on Amazon and the popular marketing size for the range of items you are interested in:

Read the local News and subscribe to various RSS feeds to get quick update on new trends within your niches or topics - Make a Word page with a list of RSS links you are interested in. The purpose of this is not to write articles about exactly the same topics. You will never be able to compete with newspapers, at least for a while. The aim is to bounce off the news on recent developments, and let what you read trigger your own ideas.

Tune in to Your Topic or Niche Audience - See what your audience wants or suggests as something that is need in the future.If they mention it then it is likely that many others will be thinking the same thing (such things as products, queries, advice, answers, solutions, services, suggested new developments). Extract and evolve keywords from their questions and suggestions, and provide the answers and information they need.

Spot New Buzzwords and Phrases Quickly to Corner the Market - Buzzwords are unique words, expressions or phrases that can quickly become fashionable and trendy in a specific topic or niche. Once they surface, many people will use them and start searching for them. Often they are weird expressions that are seldom used outside of the topic areas. So they are very specific and can be a gold mine for keywords and titles. If you can spot these new and fashionable buzzwords early, and use them while they are embryonic, you will be on a winner. Traffic will surge when they start to become more widely used and popular.

Capture a Wider Audience - Target long-tail keywords to capture the trend. Adding an extra phrase for a likely embryonic keyword will mean you get traffic now, and will hopefully get a boost in traffic when the new word of phrase takes off. As the trend sparks, lights up and generates heat and interest, your audience will expand their interest into more specific queries. Then your long-tail keywords and phrase will attract more interest and appear higher up in the SERPS.

© 2012 Dr. John Anderson


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  • nicomp profile image

    nicomp really 

    3 years ago from Ohio, USA

    This article proves prescient. HubPages has indeed recently decomposed into niches.

  • Alfie Lee profile image

    Alfie Lee 

    4 years ago

    Really useful Hub for hunting for that all elusive non-saturated niche! Thanks for sharing this!

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    Sondra Rochelle 

    4 years ago from USA

    This sounds like a great but very difficult thing to do. However, I do agree that competition has become so stiff that "standing out" is the stuff of dreams anymore. Great article.

  • CatherineGiordano profile image

    Catherine Giordano 

    4 years ago from Orlando Florida

    Thanks for the information about niches. I could really use the help.

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    L M Reid 

    5 years ago from Ireland

    Very Useful information about keeping up with trending keywords. I will become more aware now of trends developing on the internet.

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    Susan Hazelton 

    5 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Terrific tips. Valuable, useful information.

  • janderson99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Dr. John Anderson 

    5 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

    If you want other topics let me know and I can add them!

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    5 years ago from USA

    I'm blown away by these resources, knowing very little of the matter myself (although my intuition is usually fairly decent). I have a couple of hours this evening and I am going to study these resources. I can write but I need schooling in SEO. I appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks for this hub!

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    Glenn Stok 

    6 years ago from Long Island, NY

    This is useful guidance but following these trends to catch the new keywords or search terms is not easy. I'd say to just keep our eyes and ears open during everyday affairs and take note of new developments that can be further researched and written about. Once one determines what's new and progressing, the rest of it follows through vey well with the ideas you talked about here.

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    Dean Walsh 

    6 years ago from Birmingham, England

    Interesting article, I'd love to be able to do this, although I know its very hard even with these resources.

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    Writer Fox 

    6 years ago from the wadi near the little river

    Terrific list of resources!

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    Heather May 

    6 years ago from Ohio

    Fantastic TIPS !!! I HATE when I think I am covering something new only to see that 1,000 others have been there before me! I definitely need to try these tricks!

  • Monis Mas profile image


    7 years ago

    You got some great tips here! I wish I had more time to follow some of them more often. Interesting read, thanks!


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