It took just minutes for the Hub Lovers to discover today’s keyword – “Film”
I thought I would take a few minutes to do a little very simple keyword research using free tools to find some viable niches to write about.
What this allows you to do is first of all get search numbers from Wordtracker, and then compare the search terms with Google trends which provides real data on search volume.
Often the numbers provided by Wordtracker leave a lot to be desired, because they are easily manipulated by very few real searchers, but they do provide an excellent starting point to highlight niches.
Hubpages Is An Authority Site
It is important to realise that Hubpages is already an authority site, thus it is possible to target slightly more competitive terms than you normally might be able to when building you own niche websites, and still get results fairly quickly.
I have spotted a number of decent niches just using the keyword “film” but you should also use the thesaurus offered to provide more ideas.
Remember that whilst the keyword is film, that could mean movies, but could easily also be window film, camera film, etc.
You are also able to go off at a tangent, so a biography of Doris Day might be appropriate (if enough people search for it) – actually Doris Day might be more suitable for a full niche site so you can cover more terms to get more traffic volume.
Certainly “movie” is a better term than film based upon search volume.
False Search Volume
Be really careful to check the trends
As an example “Upcoming Will Smith Movies” based upon Wordtracker shows a search volume over 1000, but Google trends data soon squashes that happy feeling, because whilst there is almost no competition for the term, there is no search volume either.
I am not giving you the keyword, but it was a product based search listed under movies.
I also checked using allintitle:”key word” and it has less than 600 competitors on Google
In fact that niche is easy enough it could certainly be gaining search traffic within a month on a fresh domain, let alone on a Hubpage.