Selecting a Niche Market – Pat vs. Tyrone Niche Site Challenge

– Tyrone Shum challenged me to a niche site competition, and we're revealing everything. This video is about my niche selection process, and I reveal the niche I selected for this friendly competition at the end.

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Pat Flynn - August 24, 2010 Reply

@BigGoalHunting LOL – thanks man!

Veisbergs1 - June 28, 2011 Reply

The most comprehensive video i’ve found on niche research so far. Thank you so much.

I just found your blog and am very happy I did. Look forward to learning more from you in the future.

h1ghnezz - October 8, 2011 Reply

Hi Pat, I was just wondering why you picked “security guard training” as a niche site because it shows me a competition of 350,000. And in this video you set the SEOC filter to 40,000. Is the number more important or the strength of the competition?

btw your videos are really helpful

chwparker - November 13, 2011 Reply

can someone help me out please? Whenever I use this program to generate keywords from an original keyword, it’ll create a list. when I click to analyze that list, it deletes all but maybe 5 of them EVERY TIME before I’ve even had a chance to set the filters! How do I stop that?

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Henry Sao - September 5, 2012 Reply

Has anyone tried Keyword Scout?

ProPaleo - September 6, 2012 Reply

Come on Pat huge rookie mistake man, your searching on broad match type instead of exact.

Nuggets - September 18, 2012 Reply

Hey Pat,
great stuff on niche selection. Very helpful. Since you seem to be creating a lot of videos, can I ask you for a favor? We are building a service to automatically upload videos to youtube – Qikest dotcom. Would love it if you can give it a try and give us some feedback.

    Jónas Tryggvi Stefánsson - March 20, 2019 Reply

    You should offer him help first.

Asher.100 - November 27, 2012 Reply

Hi Pat.
Thanks for the video, it was very helpful. Around the 8:00 mark in the video, you mention that if you didn’t find an available domain name with the keyword phrase ‘cop training’ in it, that you would not pursue the niche relating to those keywords any further.
Is the inclusion of the keywords in the domain name so important that you would you be willing to do this even if the top ten search results for those keywords indicate low page rank, low backlink, and low age domain numbers?

SEO Experiment - April 28, 2013 Reply

Great video. How did you keep from getting local results in your SEOC? I am trying to get worldwide only.

Joshua Duffney - June 7, 2013 Reply

Excellent video thank you so much for sharing!

Juan Jesús - May 25, 2014 Reply

Thanks for sharing all these insights. 
Really useful.

Victor Stankov - July 22, 2015 Reply

You have to re-record this video, I’m getting nausea…

eesa binsultan - September 1, 2015 Reply

If you have a mostly local business, lets focus on keywords which target those markets as opposed to using keywords which market on a national basis. If your business depends on a certain age demographic, it’s wise to use as much age specific language as possible for example. If you’re trying to sell Medicare policies to people over 65 you are probably wasting your time by hash tagging your twitter posts: #yolo. See what we mean? We want to suggest meaningful keywords based on your goals rather than just stumbling through a strategy. To know more and get seo help visit here

Muhammad Hassan - October 10, 2015 Reply

Does it still work ? Its Five years old . Come on !

Shopwise NZ - June 20, 2017 Reply

Hey pat. would this still work in todays market 2017? Thank you

Trayvon Banks - April 26, 2018 Reply

YIKES!!! I thought something was wrong with my computer for a second! Great content Pat, hope you redo your video one day.

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