A while ago Google added a fantastic instant niche ideas tool to their search box and you probably see it every day without noticing it too much – the instant niche ideas tool – Google Instant.
First of all though, a quick word about how to use Google to find the best niche ideas. When you’re thinking about what people are searching for online, it can be so easy to get stuck in a particular way of thinking and use just simple keywords.
For instance, “planting trees” might be a good phrase to find out information, but it’s not what people typically search for when online. What you need to do is use questions!
So instead of “planting trees” you might want to try “how to plant trees” or “how to plant a lemon tree.”
It’s specific but simple. It gets right to the point of what someone would search for when they are trying to solve a problem. And solving problems is at the very core of a successful niche marketing business.
So how to use the Instant tool to find niche ideas?
To use the instant tool just go to the main google search box at Google.com
Google Instant works as you enter a word or phrase into the search box. You’ll see a drop down box appear that will show you related ideas and phrases to your original word.
So for example, if I enter ‘Headache’, the Google Instant tool immediately suggests to me niche ideas such as:
- Headache remedies
- Headache during pregnancy
- Headache relief
Stuck for ideas?
All you have to do is start with searches for things like the following:
- how to
- ways to
- finding time to
- steps to
- step by step
Google Instant will then give you all sorts of niche idea keyword phrases focused on everything from getting rid of acne to how to write a business plan.
These are problems people are actually searching for, which means it would be a pretty good idea for you to add these topics to your file of potential niche ideas.
So if you’re just starting out or want to find some really quick niche ideas have a play with the words and phrases above and see what niche ideas you discover.
As Google owns You Tube this Instant niche idea tool is also available in the search box over at You Tube. Just enter the same phrases and words shared above into the You Tube search box and you’ll get a whole stack of video based niche ideas!