Picking a niche site is one of the toughest decisions to make – especially when you think about how to make your niche site stand out.

There can be many sites that you are competing against, so how can you do a competition analysis to see which niche will make your site stand out?

In this video, I give you 3 easy ways to do a competition analysis that you can easily do yourself.

1: Is there competition? If not, that’s bad.
2: Check out the content….see how long it is & check the quality.
3: Check out the back links for the competition.

Creating a niche site doesn’t have to be hard, sometimes it’s as simple as 3 easy steps.

gauging the competition level, and this one is challenging. Each niche and set of KWs is treated a little differently with Google.

Some markets are so profitable that they are fiercely competitive – like website hosting or the real estate industry.

Consider the first page of the Google Search Results for your primary KW. That’s right, just the top 10 results.

Within the top 10 results, look for:

— KWs in the Title of the page
— KWs in the URL of the page
— 3 or more results with less than 40 backlinks
— 3 or more results with a MOZ Page Authority (PA) less than 30
— 1 or more niche sites
— 1 or more forum posts
— 1 or more Q & A Sites (like Yahoo! Answers)

Again, these are very good guidelines but I have seen great niches that didn’t meet the criteria exactly. I’ve also seen niches that looked fantastic as far as the competition but turned out to be hard to monetize.

Spend a lot of time on this phase because everything depends on finding a viable niche.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment.

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DOUG CUNNINGTON, PMP writes about SEO, productivity, project management, and niche sites. His work has been featured all over the web, including Ahrefs, Empire Flippers, Niche Pursuits, Side Hustle Nation and more.

I am an internet marketer and a Project Management Professional (PMP, certified in 2008 by the Project Management Institute).