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2:42 pm on Jul 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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This seems like a question I should know the answer to but here it is.

How does someone determine what the most visited sites are in a given niche? This assuming know prior knowledge, your entering the niche for the first time.
4:52 pm on July 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Find the most popular niche keywords using the Adwords Keyword Tool, enter those at the bigger search engines, see who come up on page one.

That will give you a general idea. You can run those domains through Alexa or Compete or QuantCast or some such tool to get a hint at the traffic figures.
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Yes, I'm aware of that strategy but wouldn't it be effective if you could input a keyword and a tool could come back with the websites that have the most traffic relative to that keyword. Any other ideas?
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try ro search information about niche keywords and the way of promoting with google tools
7:11 pm on July 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Err, I suppose, but just judging what websites are "relative to that keyword" is hard enough. Why would you need another strategy?
7:20 pm on July 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If your doing a link building project it would make sense to try to get links from the sites in your niche that have the most traffic.
7:33 pm on July 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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i was going to suggest using alexa, because that has a facility where you can type in a keyword and get the top sites up

i always thought that alexa wasn't very reliable for medium to low traffic sites, but okay for high traffic sites,

however...

i just tried a test with the word "news", and it came up with amazon.com in position 1, baidu in 2, wordpress in 3, and google (india) in 4.

what is going on with alexa? its totally messed up.

"white house" is even worse -- they've got bing, followed by wordpress, ESPN and google australia
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Yes, your correct Alexa isn't viable for smaller, niche type industries.

I'm perplexed that this sort of information isn't more readily available. It would seem that it is every bit as important as Pagerank or some other seo metric.
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How are you searching, londrum? I see CNN, ABC, Fox and others on a search for "news", Barack Obama (i.e. whitehouse.gov) for "white house".

Even with Alexa, though, you're only seeing the sites that they think are most relevant to your search. The data is incomplete, no matter what tool you use.

If you're serious about entering any niche, then getting to know the bigger players is step 1, and it really shouldn't be too hard to figure that out. I certainly wouldn't rely on any third-party tool to give me those answers though -- that would be careless, lazy. You can't reasonably expect to compete when rushing it.
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Finding the sites that have the most traffic in a given niche would be valuable for link building purposes.
 

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