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    Newbie Shay's Avatar
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    What if I found a niche with no affiliates
    Hello,

    Suppose you found a niche with no affiliate but with advertises.
    It could be that affiliates marketers did not find this niche yet or it could be that affiliate did not find this niche profitable.

    I tend to give more credit to the second reason.

    When you face this kind of situation how do you act?
    How do you analyze the situation to understand the reason for it (beside placing bids )

    Cheers
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    Are you saying that there is no affiliate programs or no affiliates that seem to be in the niche?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andbeyond
    Are you saying that there is no affiliate programs or no affiliates that seem to be in the niche?
    No affiliates marketeers.
    There are some affiliate programs but looks like no one is advertise them (Not that I see)

    I did a check on Google search on different geographical locations (US, Canada)

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    Keep your mouth closed,do some keyword research, find out if it's popular, promote it.

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    Newbie Shay's Avatar
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    well... this is why I find it odd.

    Its pretty popular. there is a nice group of advertisers but none of them is an affiliate.
    There are some expensive keywords ($1-$3) along with some cheap ($0.05).

    Of course I am going to try it, but just wanted to hear your comments based on your experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shay
    There are some affiliate programs but looks like no one is advertise them (Not that I see)
    It's not that there are no affiliate marketers in the niche, just that there are none promoting the merchants the way that you would. That's a prime opportunity.

    There are probably affiliates promoting them in other ways: coupon sites, price comparison sites, review sites, niche sites, loyalty sites, SEO, etc.

    PPC affiliates are still a relatively small group. It's not surprising that there are some niches that are totally neglected.
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    Check to see how strong the sites that win your key words organically are from an SEO perspective. If they are winning by default you may have found a nice nugget to work with.
    I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die
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    maybe the niche doesn't lend itself to affiliate marketing in a profitable manner? ie: there probably aren't a lot of tv-repair affiliates, because you gotta do that in person, same with professional photographers, bands, construction, etc... There's probably a way to affiliate-ize all those, but it's not as easy as selling a product/service on the web.

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    Some niches are so full of fraud in PPC that no one will do it for long without deeeeep pockets. Is it in that type of arena?

    PPC? Pills Porn Casino?

    In some areas people prefer to do Organic SEO.

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    I would make sure, first, that it was truly a niche to be filled. The research would have to be extensive for me to go to the trouble and time to build up a strategy to make money within the niche to be filled.

    The web is a huge place, and some things can't just be found out by "Googling".

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