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Niche Laboratory Insights

Niche Laboratory Insights gives you a little bit of information about what other users of the Niche Laboratory are working on (without giving any secrets away).

Relative Niche Difficulty - Top Level Topics

The chart below shows the average (mean) difficulty rating that the Niche Laboratory has assigned to each job run in each of the 12 top level DMOZ categories.

The top level DMOZ Categories are: Arts, Business, Computers, Games, Health, Home, Kids and Teens, News, Recreation, Reference, Regional, Science, Shopping, Society, Sport and World.

All of these categories should be self explanatory although I'll mention that DMOZ has tended to dump any sites that's aren't primarily written in English into the World category. What does this mean for you? It means that if you're fluent in languages other than English, then don't forget there's often good money to be made by setting up non-English niche sites, as there's generally a lot less competition in the search results for non-English queries!

And if you're starting a niche site, I guess it goes without saying that your job is going to be made marginally easier if you pick a less competitive niche. However, just bear in mind that if you have a geniunely novel idea in a competitive niche then you stand to make really big money!

Personally I've tried and failed in the fiercely competitive property niche (despite having a really good idea), but I did rather better in the much less competitive online dating niche.

At the time of writing the Business and Computers niches are the least competitive according to this chart. It's a useful reminder that B2B and work-related niches can be very profitable. In 2002 I started a software business based on an idea I came across in my day job. The idea was related to building tools for automatically documenting application source code. I ended up selling hundreds of copies of my software, and for many years I was pretty much the market leader in this particular niche. I also found it was good selling to businesses because they tend to be better payers, and don't mind paying high prices if there is a good return on their investment. In my case the software I built saved companies many hours of manual labour.

Relative Niche Difficulty - Breakdown by Sub Topics

OK so this is a really long table but have a good look through as it may shed light on some undiscovered niches that are great to blog about.

This table shows the main DMOZ categories and sub-categories, plus some data associated with Niche Laboratory jobs in these categories.

The two data columns show:

  1. Difficulty: This is the average difficulty score calculated by the Niche Laboratory for keyword searches performed for this particular niche. If you're thinking of starting a blog in this niche then a lower difficulty score is better! Look for green theromometers () as these highlight topics that should be full of undiscovered niches. Red thermometers () tell you there's plenty of competition, so just be aware that to be successful in this niche you're going to have to spend a lot of money, or come up with a really nice angle on the topic. On the other hand the more difficult niches offer rich rewards to those who can get traffic in that niche, as advertisers will be queuing up to advertise on your site!
  2. Popularity: This shows how many Niche Laboratory jobs have been submitted in each topic. More hearts () = more popularity. This is a good indicator of how many Internet Marketers are active in each niche. Unsurprisingly you'll find that pets, clothing and health are particularly popular. Don't be put off by the popularity of a niche - it may also mean there's more chance of success.

Incidentially this data is constantly updated, so bookmark this page and check back from time to time.

Category Sub-Category Difficulty Popularity
Arts Web Rings
Arts Costumes
Arts Education
Arts Genres
Arts Video
Arts Graphic Design
Arts Design
Arts Digital
Arts Magazines and E-zines
Arts People
Arts Performing Arts
Arts Photography
Arts Illustration
Arts Music
Arts Literature
Arts Visual Arts
Arts Comics
Arts Entertainment
Arts Architecture
Arts Movies
Arts Art History
Arts Crafts
Arts Television
Arts Animation
Arts Bodyart
Arts Online Writing
Arts Periods and Movements
Arts Writers Resources
Arts Radio
Arts Classical Studies
Business Major Companies
Business Cooperatives
Business E-Commerce
Business Customer Service
Business Directories
Business Aerospace and Defense
Business Management
Business Information Technology
Business Retail Trade
Business Transportation and Logistics
Business International Business and Trade
Business Small Business
Business Financial Services
Business Agriculture and Forestry
Business Employment
Business Telecommunications
Business Arts and Entertainment
Business Chemicals
Business Materials
Business Industrial Goods and Services
Business Accounting
Business Environment
Business Business Services
Business Investing
Business Automotive
Business Electronics and Electrical
Business Energy
Business Construction and Maintenance
Business Opportunities
Business Real Estate
Business Education and Training
Business Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
Business Textiles and Nonwovens
Business Hospitality
Business Resources
Business Food and Related Products
Business Marketing and Advertising
Business Healthcare
Business Consumer Goods and Services
Business Publishing and Printing
Business Human Resources
Business Mining and Drilling
Business News and Media
Business Wholesale Trade
Business Business and Society
Computers FAQs%2C Help%2C and Tutorials
Computers Bulletin Board Systems
Computers Performance and Capacity
Computers Human-Computer Interaction
Computers Mobile Computing
Computers Parallel Computing
Computers E-Books
Computers Consultants
Computers Multimedia
Computers CAD and CAM
Computers Companies
Computers Internet
Computers Open Source
Computers Desktop Publishing
Computers Education
Computers Software
Computers Speech Technology
Computers Security
Computers Programming
Computers History
Computers Usenet
Computers Data Communications
Computers Systems
Computers Emulators
Computers Data Formats
Computers News and Media
Computers Hacking
Computers Robotics
Computers Hardware
Computers Ethics
Computers Graphics
Computers Artificial Life
Computers Algorithms
Computers Home Automation
Computers Computer Science
Computers Virtual Reality
Computers Artificial Intelligence
Games Developers and Publishers
Games Paper and Pencil
Games Puzzles
Games Trading Card Games
Games Online
Games Gambling
Games Roleplaying
Games Video Games
Games Card Games
Games Board Games
Games Coin-Op
Games Party Games
Games Dice
Games Game Studies
Games Yard%2C Deck%2C and Table Games
Games Hand-Eye Coordination
Games Miniatures
Health Search Engines
Health Pharmacy
Health Education
Health Aging
Health Professions
Health Alternative
Health Mental Health
Health Organizations
Health Nursing
Health Specific Substances
Health Reproductive Health
Health Fitness
Health Senior Health
Health Weight Loss
Health Addictions
Health Senses
Health Beauty
Health Conditions and Diseases
Health Women%27s Health
Health Nutrition
Health Resources
Health Animal
Health Dentistry
Health Men%27s Health
Health Public Health and Safety
Health Teen Health
Health Child Health
Health Medicine
Health Support Groups
Health News and Media
Home Emergency Preparation
Home Homeowners
Home Personal Organization
Home Entertaining
Home Home Improvement
Home Personal Finance
Home Homemaking
Home Consumer Information
Home Apartment Living
Home Family
Home Cooking
Home Gardening
Home Moving and Relocating
Home Rural Living
Kids and Teens Computers
Kids and Teens International
Kids and Teens Arts
Kids and Teens Sports and Hobbies
Kids and Teens Teen Life
Kids and Teens Health
Kids and Teens People and Society
Kids and Teens Entertainment
Kids and Teens School Time
Kids and Teens Your Family
Kids and Teens Games
Kids and Teens Pre-School
News Media Industry
News Weather
News Current Events
News Satire
News Newspapers
News Colleges and Universities
News Weblogs
News Media
News Breaking News
News Analysis and Opinion
News Alternative
Recreation Living History
Recreation Knives
Recreation Tobacco
Recreation Trains and Railroads
Recreation Picture Ratings
Recreation Parties
Recreation Climbing
Recreation Birding
Recreation Motorcycles
Recreation Scouting
Recreation Roads and Highways
Recreation Theme Parks
Recreation Camps
Recreation Autos
Recreation Travel
Recreation Antiques
Recreation Drugs
Recreation Aviation
Recreation Radio
Recreation Food
Recreation Kites
Recreation Humor
Recreation Pets
Recreation Boating
Recreation Nudism
Recreation Collecting
Recreation Outdoors
Recreation Guns
Recreation Models
Recreation Audio
Recreation Locks
Reference Libraries
Reference Education
Reference Knowledge Management
Reference Dictionaries
Reference Quotations
Reference Time
Reference Knots
Reference Museums
Reference Maps
Reference Directories
Reference Flags
Reference Archives
Regional Africa
Regional Middle East
Regional Asia
Regional Europe
Regional North America
Regional Oceania
Regional Central America
Regional Polar Regions
Regional Caribbean
Regional South America
Science Organizations
Science Reference
Science Research Groups and Centers
Science News and Media
Science Instruments and Supplies
Science Educational Resources
Science Chats and Forums
Science Methods and Techniques
Science Math
Science Physics
Science Anomalies and Alternative Science
Science Publications
Science Directories
Science Astronomy
Science Technology
Science Environment
Science Biology
Science Social Sciences
Science Chemistry
Science Software
Science Earth Sciences
Science Agriculture
Shopping Office Products
Shopping Auctions
Shopping Consumer Electronics
Shopping Directories
Shopping Photography
Shopping Visual Arts
Shopping Vehicles
Shopping Classifieds
Shopping Tools
Shopping Music
Shopping Weddings
Shopping Toys and Games
Shopping Gifts
Shopping Publications
Shopping Health
Shopping Sports
Shopping Entertainment
Shopping Clothing
Shopping Jewelry
Shopping Antiques and Collectibles
Shopping Home and Garden
Shopping Ethnic and Regional
Shopping Niche
Shopping Flowers
Shopping Pets
Shopping General Merchandise
Shopping Food
Shopping Recreation
Shopping Death Care
Shopping Crafts
Shopping Holidays
Shopping Tobacco
Shopping Children
Shopping Travel
Society Support Groups
Society Activism
Society Work
Society Transgendered
Society Future
Society Gay%2C Lesbian%2C and Bisexual
Society History
Society Philanthropy
Society Paranormal
Society Government
Society Ethnicity
Society Disabled
Society Relationships
Society Issues
Society Genealogy
Society Religion and Spirituality
Society Military
Society Lifestyle Choices
Society Law
Society People
Society Holidays
Society Crime
Society Advice
Society Folklore
Society Organizations
Society Subcultures
Society Philosophy
Society Sexuality
Society Death
Society Politics
Sports Darts
Sports Softball
Sports Skating
Sports Cricket
Sports Fencing
Sports Rodeo
Sports Golf
Sports Lacrosse
Sports Skateboarding
Sports Greyhound Racing
Sports Racquetball
Sports Bowling
Sports Tennis
Sports Wrestling
Sports Equestrian
Sports Table Tennis
Sports Baseball
Sports Fantasy
Sports Informal Sports
Sports Running
Sports Water Sports
Sports Boomerang
Sports People
Sports Soccer
Sports Martial Arts
Sports Basketball
Sports Motorsports
Sports Walking
Sports Events
Sports Cycling
Sports Winter Sports
Sports Strength Sports
Sports Hockey
Sports Adventure Racing
Sports Cue Sports
Sports Resources
Sports Multi-Sports
Sports Track and Field
Sports Football
Sports Disabled
Sports Volleyball
Sports Paintball
Sports Boxing
Sports Extreme Sports
Sports Gymnastics

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Top Niche Laboratory Niches

  • 1. Movies: Titles
  • 2. Internet: Web Design & Development
  • 3. Pets: Dogs
  • 4. Music: Bands & Artists
  • 5. Religion & Spirituality: Christianity
  • 6. Software: Operating Systems
  • 7. Animation: Anime
  • 8. Holidays: Christmas
  • 9. Relationships: Dating
  • 10. Health: Beauty
  • These are the current most popular broad niches being researched by users of the Niche Laboratory.

    Key: = riser, = faller, = non-mover, = new

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