Pick a Website Niche
A niche is essentially a topic for your website that should be decided before buying the domain. You should have the basic concept and breakdown of how your website will be setup beforehand. Otherwise, you will be all out of whack.
In terms of a domain name, you can get some quick ideas here that will help. Make sure the domain is a .com if possible. Also, the title needs to be something that is easy to understand. By this, I mean that the people in search of your website should be able to tell what the site is about broadly before visiting it.
It is important to have a niche idea that pays well and you enjoy writing about. In my experience, I like to write about things that I have know-how on or have experienced in my own life. This helps me in providing quality insight with the right intent.
Don’t just post to post. I like to think of things i’m interested in and then brainstorm some ideas. The next step after ideas is finding the right keywords with the right difficulty. If you do all those things it can lead you to some amazing write-ups.
Why Does it Matter
For starters, you want to have something you will be willing to write some content on or your website will sit and collect dust. I see far too many times people are just looking for a get rich quick scheme.
Their thought is way off basis and when you make the investment in a website you should be thinking long term. I like to have a 3-5 year outlook on my website where I look to return double if not more on it.
Top Topics by CPC (Adsense)
Finding a high paying topic that you enjoy writing about is the sweet spot of building a website. You never want to pick a niche idea that pays a penny for every 20,000 people you send to the site. Additionally, you don’t want to be chasing topics if you don’t enjoy doing the writing because you will quit far too quick. Here is the list of high earners on adsense:
- Conference Call
- Cord Blood
Now you may be asking what category this website currently falls under. It doesn’t directly fall under any of the top categories but the goal is to target high paying keywords. If your website idea is not listed you shouldn’t be discouraged from choosing to write about the topic. Just make sure to do some prior keyword research on the niche.
How DA/PA Affects a Website
Getting those first few articles out on your website is the first barrier to making the commitment to the process. However, you may notice that you aren’t ranking #1 in Google right away. The goal is to be in the top 10 pages just by optimizing the content in the right ways.
The reason for ranking way back in search results is directly related to Domain Authority and Page Authority. Most websites start with a 1 for both which is the weakest you can have. Compared to Google which has a 100 Domain Authority, your website doesn’t look strong.
The exciting thing is that your domain authority grows when you start to build out a website and age it. I have seen one of my websites get to a 14 in Domain Authority over a years time. Now that website ranks for many things within its niche. So stick with your niche ideas for the long run!
Start Building your Niche Now
The one fascinating thing I have found about web design ideas is that it gives people the opportunity to tap into their creative side.
The thought of building a website that runs on its own everyday while I get to enjoy a cup of coffee on a beach somewhere in the Islands sounds perfect. I’m not going to lie and tell you that it doesn’t take hard work to build a niche idea that thrives in the public’s eyes.