Researching your Niche Market
So how do you go about researching your market? Well in the good old days there was the Overture Search Engine tool which was taken over a few years ago by Yahoo. This tool was a God send to internet marketers as it was absolutely free to use and would give you an idea of how many people searched on a the key word you put in and on related key words. Sadly this search tool is no more so lets look at the alternatives:
I've only just come across this tool from SEOBook.com but what I like about it is that it gives search result numbers from all the major search engines and links out to their search tools.
Other free keyword search tools are:
http://www.google.com/trends - shows you search traffic over periods of time and also by country so you can see if there are seasonal or geographic differences in searches for your keywords.
http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/ - A great starter tool for finding out the number of searches on your keyword and for getting related keywords.
https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal - shows you in pictorial form number of searches and level of competition. Also has a great site related keywords function where you can put in the URL of a site and it will give you a list of keywords relating to the content of the site.