Niche Business Idea Generator

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Hi Gang,

When I first came across the Google Search-Based Keyword Tool, and did what I’m about to show you for the first time, I was gobsmacked.

It blew my mind.

I’ve never seen such an incredible resource full of ripe ideas for niche online marketing.

So if you’ve ever struggled to come up with a new idea for a web-site, this is going to blow your mind too:

Here’s How It Works…

You tell Google what you’re interested in, and it comes up with up to 800 relevant, high-traffic keyword ideas that you can put into Market Samurai to begin your research.

Now, imagine if you were getting in on the first wave – that many of these ideas lay untapped online – and that you’re one of the first people to be using the data in this way.

I know – it’s freakin’ awesome, isn’t it! :D


P.S. – One more handy tip. Obviously you want markets with relatively high levels of traffic (because a site is worthless unless it has traffic!)

So when you’re picking potential niches, keep an eye on the Monthly Searches column inside this tool, and focus on keywords with several thousand searches per month (they’ll generally be at the top of the page).

P.P.S. – After I stopped the video, I looked at the results that Market Samurai found for that keyword – the keyword I picked at random.

I found 14 of the keywords Market Samurai found around that niche idea had over 200 searches per day (SEOT of 80 or above, PBR of 15% or above), and fewer than 30,000 competitors (SEOC).

Random. First one I picked. Blind.

Did I mention? …Freakin’ awesome.

Brent Hodgson a co-founder of Noble Samurai, and an internet marketing specialist.

Brent has written 68 post(s) for Noble Samurai

64 Responses to “Niche Business Idea Generator”

  1. Thanks for the info. This looks like a really good way to break down and analyse niches. And pretty generous of Google.

  2. Hey Brent,
    For $63,000 spell E X C I T E D

    Big day Brilliant Value, did you want to set my site up while your at it.

    Thanks, Mate

  3. This is an amazing tip for finding new niches and keywords – thank you Brent! And a great vid – short & sweet and chock-full of value :))

  4. Goodness gracious great balls of fire this ones a classic Cheers Brent

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    Gee Brent, you are completely shaking your boobs over that Google Search-based keyword Tool! :) And again jumping on it as a hungry rabbit on a fresh cabbage. I just feel it’s a matter of time when google cuts off third-party access to their keyword research tools and as all you SEO apps developers are sooo dependan on them, you can then just tie up and start googling for other jobs/opportunities…

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  7. Thanks, as usual awesome content.
    Gonna check that tool out.


  8. That was precisely what I was thinking when I viewed the previous videos. Thanks Brent, this is super!

  9. I’m still using IE6 and the video object appears as a missing image icon. Thoughts?

    cd :O)

    Hrm – that’s odd. We’re using a YouTube embed code. -Brent

  10. Well the video shows up in FF. Darn IE.

    cd :O)

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    This is old news but still great info.

  12. WOW! Can’t believe I hadn’t found that link yet…

  13. Hey Brent,

    Thanks a bunch for the heads up on the to Google tool. You guys are doing amazing work over there at Market Samurai. Thanks for creating an awesome tool and thanks for sharing information so freely.

    To your unlimited success,


  14. Anybody else noticed that there are a bunch of areas just completely missing? Just take a look – there’s no “business” category that I can see – so they’re happy with the Adwords investment there, I presume.

    Methinks Big G is using this as a way of promoting new areas for people to create niche products and drive up Adwords revenues – neat strategy.

    Great series of vids, by the way Brent – thanks.



  15. Thanks for the link. Good stuff.

  16. Great content. Their isn’t enough information about how to get ideas and the business idea generation process out there.

  17. Thanks Brent, that is great info and I appreciate your work.

  18. yes.. it’s been around for a while.. combine it with wonder wheel are you’re laughing..

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    Thanks Brent, I really appreciate all your work and look forward to your next post.

  20. Brent,
    Could you start doing some training on how to use this tool for the network marketing industry? You tool is great but I am having a hard time correlating it to the industry I am working in. Can you do something with the mlm, network marketing, direct sales industry….


  21. It’s very good idea how to define niche business.
    Thank you Brent, it’s really inspiring me.


  22. Yes, absolutely that is a helpful tips for research niche keyword. You have explained so clear and short with this video. thank you.

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Keep /sktool on the DL, yo! LOL!

    It’s been my dirty little secret since its beginnings. I love that it uses G Insight and not Trends. It’ll show

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    didn’t finish…

    It’ll show you rising and top searches and regions on one screen. So, useful!

  25. cool info

  26. Yawn. This has been out for ages. Where you been? And it aint the bees knees at all. Over-hyped by all and sundry. Know why? Because you can’t take Google’s stats as gospel.

  27. Thanks for one more great application of Noble Samurai. Waiting for more like this!!!

  28. Hi Guys,

    You have some great tools and I really appreciate your willingness to share meaningful content. One of the things that’s puzzling to me is that when I do a search of a phrase (eg., in google advanced search) on a seemingly common phrase like “stock market”, at the top of the search results, Google says, “78,500,00 for stock market”. So my question is, it’s somewhat misleading from a marketing standpoint to think that I’m competing against 78.5 million pages. Why you might ask? Because if I then click to the last possible page shown (my specs, 100 results per page), which is page 10, I actually find out that there are only 791 actual search results for the term! Insight and marketing relevance much appreciated.

    Great question! – Although Google does have 78,500,000 results for the keyword, it will only show up to 1,000 of them because it knows that very few people will look at results 1,000 deep (normally they’ll find what they need sooner), and the computer processing time is substantial if they want to go further. And this is where it becomes a numbers game. If you just want to be in the top 1,000 results for a keyword in Google, and there are 78.5 million sites mentioning that keyword, you need to be in the top 0.12% of results (better than 99.88% of all other results – if my math is correct) just to get into the top 1,000 places. But if you’re looking at a keyword with 30,000 competitors, you only need to be in the top 3% (easier). Or 10,000 competitors, the top 10%. Or 1,000 competitors, you only need to mention the word and you’re in. – Brent

  29. I have used Market Samurai and the tools it has are fantastic and helped me find a niche.

  30. That was really excellent. Maybe another tidbit for someone is to take the keyword and combine with ” and affiliate” in google search to find programs to match the keyword. In other words “keyword and affiliate”.

    Nice tip! -Brent

  31. Love my Samurai keyword tool and this is a great way to maximize my benefits. The new wonder wheel that Google has for delving deeper into keywords is helping my keyword research as well. Everyone should check that out and try it….Google just introduced it.


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    Hi Brent,
    Just wondering if I’m missing something here. I followed your sleeping bag example through but the numbers for related keywords in the Google Search-Based Keyword Tool are very different from those in Market Samurai. For example, the term “lightweight sleeping bag” shows 820 searches per month in the Google tool, while in Market Samurai, it shows 217 per day (which equals 6,510 searches per month.) That’s a very big difference. What am I missing here?

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    I’ve already seen the problem. My eyes were playing tricks on me. One term was actually the plural term, so the counts are very different. I can’t even get the non-plural version of the term to come up in the Google tool.

    Got it :) If you have this problem, also check your regional settings. Obviously you’ll get less traffic if you’re looking at a single country only, vs All Countries and Territories. This is a common reason for differences. -Brent

  34. Brent you’re a legend. Thanks for sharing :)

  35. Great insight! I am looking forward to exploring some more profitable niche and low hanging fruit keywords.

    Thanks for the great feature you add.

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    SKtool is also very useful for article ideas on site likes Associated Content and for blog entries also.

  37. Brent,

    Thanks for this great information!

    Keyword brainstorming is a must feature that you should include in your software.

    It help us a lot when finding a good niches specially for someone who have no idea what to start with.

    Looking forward for this keyword brainstorming features.

  38. 38
    On May 29th, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    chinadoll said:

    AWESOME!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  39. 39

    Great tool for generating niche ideas. Particularly if we sometimes draw a blank and do not know where to start!


  40. Great research tool. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Thank’s four your sharing

  42. I agree…Freakin’ awesome. I hadn’t delved into SKtool and have enjoyed the recent information about it. I look forward to using it all.
    Thanks heaps.

  43. Choking! Simple and Useful…Thx 4 Video

  44. Hi Brent,
    that’s the tool, that seperates the boys from the man:-)
    It also works perfect in other languages and everybody who didn’t find a own gold mine here, is stupid.
    Thanks again for this perfect know how and best regards from Germany

  45. Again me,

    in less than 10 minutes !!!! I’ve found additional 5 perfect niche’s with the Noble Samuarai in combination with the Google Keyword Tool
    Greetz Guenni

  46. Great tool. Real shame that Google tries to second guess what language I speak.

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    Great posts Brett, really enjoying them. Helping to clear the fog so to speak. It’s amazing once you cross the line, and actually want to understand how the internet works, rather than just accept its existence, how bloody complicated it is……

  48. Thanks for the video! It’s one thing to have noble samurai, it’s another thing to know how to use it effectively. Appreciate the help.

  49. I wish I had found this sooner. It makes a great entryway for Market Samurai

  50. this is fantastic!!! Thank you

  51. it’s Freakin’ awesome if you live in South Africa or one of the other countries that they haven’t got this for. I was giving zero feedback and found this in the help section:

    Am I missing something here Brent or is there a way around this?

  52. sorry — that meant to read dont live in South Africa …. (just frustrated with this!!)

  53. Another great lesson. You guys are truly inspirational. I have been looking at the keywords tool buut did not fully understand.
    Thanks again!

  54. Intelligent search tool for niche business. Well done for providing us with this amazing information to keep us ahead of competition. I am going to try it right now.

  55. Cool.. really appreciate for this.

    Ni nih yang wa mau.. ntul ndak ..
    orang indo pasti demen

  57. Very nice,
    I found more than 5 additional niche themes in less than 5 minutes.
    Thanks again for that rockin tool information
    Greets from Germany

  58. 58

    sounds like a great idea, i kept running out of ideas so this will help alot in my search

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  60. Great info, Thanks

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  62. You’re correct – this is another great source of ideas.

    However it’s already a part of Market Samurai in a very similar format.


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    On June 5th, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Darrell said:

    The reason I mention that is because with the initial tool suggested you are limited unless you have an ad words account. This link gives a lot more keywords. I do not do ad words myself as I have tried it before and from my experience unless you really know what you are doing and monitor it regularly you can get burned. I did…thus I didn’t know what I was doing. So just thought I would throw this out there.

  64. yes… i love our article and research. i don’t know about before until i read your post.