With the number of pages on the Internet ever increasing, identifying profitable niches is becoming a harder process.
The amount of poor quality and duplicate content continues to muddy the waters.
Any niche can look like a high-competition market.
But while a niche may appear to have a large amount of competition, in truth some of the pages that make up the competition count (SEOC) may not be real threats.
Open up Market Samurai’s Keyword Research module and add the keyword “how to use notepad”, then analyse it.
As you can see, the SEOC for this keyword would normally send you running for the hills!
But when you click through to view the pages in Google, you start to notice a trend. Almost none of the pages appearing for the keyword are trying to be there.
A large number of them are forum comments, single pages which include the keyword, but aren’t engineered to rank.
Now if you were to look into the search page results for every keyword, it would make Keyword Research a very tiring, inefficient process.
So how do we find the real competition for a niche?
This is where a new feature in Market Samurai’s Keyword Research module comes in.
SEOUC performs a Google search using the INURL function, so the result will tell you how many pages in Google’s index contain the keyword in their URL.
Pages which have a keyword in their URL are much more likely to be actively competing in a niche, rather than only being there by accident.
This makes SEOUC a very useful indicator of active competition for a niche.
By setting a filter between 500 and 1000 for SEOUC you will be able to quickly and easily analyse your list of keywords to find which have the most active competition.
If you already own Market Samurai or Domain Samurai then this new feature is already available to you. It’s part of our free Keyword Research module.
You will need to update to the latest version to gain access to this new feature.
If you are yet to get your copy of Market Samurai, you can get it here.
This new feature is part of our free keyword research module, so you don’t need to be a paid user to gain access to this powerful new indicator of competition.