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    Question Is there a way to tell what is popular?
    I was thinking of selling a certain type of item, certain toys, but how do I know if a particular type is selling well or not? I may like toys guns, or whatever, but everyone else may think it is something crazy. Thanks.

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    You can check at http://www.inventory.overture.com to see how often that item is searched for....
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbowcreek
    You can check at http://www.inventory.overture.com to see how often that item is searched for....
    I just typed in the word "shoe" and received this message:

    No suggestions for shoe.
    I tried some other words of items I might sell but got "no suggestions."

    Am I doing something wrong?
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    Rhia7,

    I had the same issue, typed in "contacts" and received the same "No suggestions" message. Weird.

    BUT, then I used the same URL, except without the "www." and now it works.

    Use this and it should work: http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/

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    [QUOTE=Bryce]Rhia7,

    I had the same issue, typed in "contacts" and received the same "No suggestions" message. Weird.

    BUT, then I used the same URL, except without the "www." and now it works.

    Use this and it should work: http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/

    Thanks, Bryce, the url you gave works well
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    Lots of places. Yahoo has http://buzz.yahoo.com/ maybe find something there.

    You can check out:
    http://www.shopping.com/top_searches

    Click on some links, check out what people are searching for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrustNo1
    Lots of places. Yahoo has http://buzz.yahoo.com/ maybe find something there.

    You can check out:
    http://www.shopping.com/top_searches

    Click on some links, check out what people are searching for.
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    go to this page http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/rc/srch/. Look to the right for keword

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    I may like toys guns, or whatever
    Might be a good idea to avoid guns if you want to run contextual ads in addition to affiliate links. Guns no, action figures yes.

    But hey, if that even popped into your mind, how about the kind of stuff that little boys like (besides girls when they get older). From things I've read there's a problem with toy merchants (parasites, etc.), but you can find some good merchants and really good stuff if you browse around at Shareasale.

    You can pick a niche by type of products, but you can also focus into a niche by target audience and what kind of stuff they buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworker
    Might be a good idea to avoid guns if you want to run contextual ads in addition to affiliate links. Guns no, action figures yes.

    But hey, if that even popped into your mind, how about the kind of stuff that little boys like (besides girls when they get older). From things I've read there's a problem with toy merchants (parasites, etc.), but you can find some good merchants and really good stuff if you browse around at Shareasale.

    You can pick a niche by type of products, but you can also focus into a niche by target audience and what kind of stuff they buy.
    I know this is off context, but what is a parasite? I keep reading about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyWebAffiliate
    I know this is off context, but what is a parasite? I keep reading about it.
    http://forum.abestweb.com/forumdisplay.php?f=161
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryce
    Hey guys, the above url, you can search by market as well for example:
    UK:
    http://inventory.uk.overture.com/d/s...ry/suggestion/
    Germany:
    http://inventory.de.overture.com/d/s...ry/suggestion/

    ...all major international markets can be used with this tool

    The
    http://inventory.overture.com/d/sear...ry/suggestion/
    - is US based searches only.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    Another way to go is to send an sid value on your URL's to indicate each product's sku. Then take your sales reports and import them into your systerm. You'll know which sku's show up the most and you can organize your data accordingly. I'm not sure if this process can be automated though due to network login constraints.

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    Hi johnnyWebAffiliate,

    Thanks, I've been wondering the same thing; glad you asked the question... I'll give you a bump to the top, and stay tuned.

    Oh, I forgot... Hi All, and thanks to everyone for the input too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul@BetUSA
    Hey guys, the above url, you can search by market as well for example:
    UK:
    http://inventory.uk.overture.com/d/s...ry/suggestion/
    Germany:
    http://inventory.de.overture.com/d/s...ry/suggestion/

    ...all major international markets can be used with this tool

    The
    http://inventory.overture.com/d/sear...ry/suggestion/
    - is US based searches only.

    Cheers

    Paul

    Thanks for the keyword assistants Paul
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    One more - there's a nice web app called "WordTracker" (www.wordtracker.com) that is useful for keyword research. It's a bit expensive (at least to me), but the cost is worth it, especially if you want to save a bit of time.

    Also, www.digitalpoint.com/tools/ pulls data from both Overture and Wordtracker (limited), for free.

    I use the second one when I need quick research, and use the first when I need more indepth research done.

    That's it.

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