I’m Looking for Some Seed Keywords…

I’m Looking for Some Seed Keywords…

I wanted to try an experiment on this coming Monday (October 3rd) related to keyword research.  But to make the experiment a bit more interesting, I wanted to use the input you provide for me in the first step.  On Monday I plan on posting a video of me hopefully finding a good keyword or 2; that would be great keywords to build a niche website on.  You see I continually get questions from people asking how I am able to find so many great keywords.  Some state that they spend hours and hours trying to find a good keyword to build a niche website on only to come up empty handed.

So I plan on creating an in-depth video of me going step by step revealing how I think about keywords and eventually how I find a great keyword (hopefully).

Here is What I Need From You:

In the comments section below please list 1 or 2 seed keywords that you would like me to start the process with.  These seed keywords could be any word or phrase; like: “dogs”, “toaster oven”, or “bumper stickers”.  Anyway, that’s about it.  Just comment below with any seed keyword or two, and I will use these as a launching point on Monday as I demonstrate how to find a great keyword.

I can’t promise that I will be using all the keywords mentioned below, but I look forward to seeing some of your suggestions!  And be sure to check back here on Monday, it should be interesting…

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86 Comments for this entry

  1. Mike says:

    security camera

  2. Stefan King says:

    I’m interested in the seed keyword ‘copywriter.’ Obviously there is a lot of competition there; what would be a good niche?

  3. playground equipment

  4. Mike says:

    Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  5. Don says:

    Great idea Spence!

    Look forward to the vid!

    1)Home Repair
    2)Windshield Replacement

  6. Ronny says:

    Here is a couple from me :-)

    spotlights, freezer

  7. Sandra says:

    eBooks Thrillers

  8. Tom says:

    How about something I had to repair today…on my birthday no less!!

    toilet flange

    • Spencer says:

      Sorry to hear about the ill-fated birthday “gift”. Its funny though because just today my brother has had a nightmare of an experience with his shower flange!

    • Pete says:

      Ouch…. bit of a crappy birthday treat Tom! :D

      Here’s a keyword to check out …


  9. Tung Tran says:

    I’m interested in : insurance, salary

  10. William says:

    Structured Settlement. Go Spencer! Go Spencer!

  11. brandon says:

    chef knives, space heaters

  12. Philippe says:

    fitness equipment machine
    wart removal

  13. Barry says:


    Those are very critical markets, since we will all want to sit back with a beer while we discuss our new home plans with the architect and our mechanic does the finishing touches on our classic 1963 Jaguar XKE convertible…

    Now I just need to know what micro-niches in those markets will let me get to the micro-brew the fastest.

  14. Gautam says:

    Here are my 3:
    Fusion cooking
    Small generators

  15. Loloy says:

    lightweight wheelchairs
    erectile dysfunction

  16. Alex says:

    Hey Spencer,

    Here are two very general keywords I’d like to see you find a niche keyword phrase for (I’ve been researching them myself recently):

    Cat Health

    This is a really neat idea by the way, I’m really looking forward to seeing how you do keyword research.


  17. Wesley says:

    1. Black Friday
    2. Mechanic

  18. Alexander says:

    Here are two very general keywords I’d like to see you find a niche keyword phrase for (I’ve been researching them myself recently):

    Cat Health

  19. wai kei says:

    rowing machine

  20. Akbar Sheikh says:

    Hey Spencer,

    Here are mine….
    1) Aromatherapy
    2) Assisted Living Facilities

  21. Arun says:

    External Harddisk

  22. Vijay says:

    I’d like to see for:
    – top salaries
    – money

  23. Ryan says:

    I’ve recently been interested in “temporary email address”, I know there’s a big market for such things to keep spam out of your inbox (10minutemail.com being one of those services). Second keyword would be “Identity Theft”.

  24. Dave Starr says:

    How about

    GPS tracking


    Zip Code

    and thanks for this innovative idea. Sad to say, because it took me so long to get around to commenting, another reader has already beaten me to “procrastination”. Dang it, I was going to build a real moneymaker around that word, soon as I got around to it *sigh*.

  25. Rob C says:

    Oh since it is Sunday morning and I love the NFL. :-)

    “American Football” and “Divorce Lawyer”.

    Have fun. I am looking forward to the video.

  26. Sud.L says:

    I like to know how to tap into this for a long time



  27. Joe says:

    ‘Monkey Tennis’

  28. Hope says:


  29. Stephen says:

    Hi Spencer.

    Here’s one to challenge you:

    Health and Safety.

    Kind regards, Steve.

  30. Ritsos says:

    Sooo looking forward to the video .. EXACTLY what I need …

    my suggestions

    Dental Implants

    Cosmetic Dentistry

  31. Andrea says:

    I would like to write content to earn adsense or affiliate income around

    Cartoon Pictures

  32. Frank says:

    1. EQ (as a strategic tool in organizations)

    2. imaginization (instead of mere organization… ref gareth Morgan)

    why should a niche website always refer to products???
    … the world is full of products… its good ideas that are in short supply

  33. Eddie Gear says:

    Lead Generation, Call to Action are my keywords. Would love to see how you can come up with keywords for them.

  34. krista says:

    This may be weird, but the latest craze these days seems to be small houses – so something along that line….or something about an alternative lifestyle – something where people are choosing to live an alternative lifestyle for reasons they believe, whether or environmental or just personal taste. I know a lot of these trends are catching on.

  35. Carl Reid says:

    How about …..

    Flannel Shirts

    Down Jackets

  36. Ivete says:

    knitting needles

  37. MJ says:

    ebook publishing

    Looking forward to the video Spencer.

  38. Pete says:

    Hey Spencer,
    Love the site and appreciate how your going about with it. Been following you since you had a real job, lol. Anyway how about: hypertension, washer dryer repair or fundraising ideas. Hope these help and I’m gonna be there anyway to watch the master at work.


  39. Vince says:

    Google Places

  40. Galyna says:

    Make money online (that’s a tough one but I really would like to see how you’ll do it)

  41. Lemuel says:

    Nice idea spencer. I would like to see if you can get a good keyword from :


  42. Feber says:

    1. christmast gift

    2. android phone

  43. Jenny Nassour says:

    Brilliant – look forward to the video!

    A few suggestions:

    Chartered Accountant
    Panic Attacks
    Cheap Flights

  44. Jeff says:

    1. running shoes
    2. bad breath

  45. steve wyman says:

    Hi Spencer

    This is a great thread. Look at all those keywords :-) some really intresting ideas.

    Id like to see what you can do with a very high level keyword can you find an adsense making keyword phrase matching your requirements to build from something as generice as


    I would be looking to find a keyword phrase that does not have a manufacturer or brand name in it. and good adsense revenue potential.

    Ive spent a few hours doing manual work generating a huge list of keywords (1000’s) to no avail.

    Market samuri neither

    So lets see what longtail pro can do, you might just get another sale :-)


  46. Herman says:

    acne scars
    acne treatment

    or is this niche too common??

  47. Federico says:

    life insurance

    on line dating

  48. Phil says:

    How well do you know your partner,
    Couples quiz

  49. Don says:

    exercise plan

  50. Mk Akan says:

    flash drive

  51. Randy Layman says:

    Paramedic and fishing

  52. Dave M says:

    Wow, I think you found a few keywords! Rather than add to the list, I want to propose an addendum to some of the keywords already proposed.

    Take my friend above, Mk Akam. He suggested Ipad (perfect) and flash drive…

    So, what I would like to hear you add to your planned video is when do you feel it is a good idea to go after tech items? I have found loads of great keywords in the tech, web, and gaming sectors but I know historically these keywords have horrible CTR’s.

    When would you say to heck with it and make the jump?


  53. Jay says:

    Seed Keyword: Contact Lens

  54. Lee says:

    1. Coffee
    2. Watches

  55. Ray says:

    1. american muscle cars
    2. printable coupons

  56. Andrew says:

    Kindle Fire

  57. Merci says:

    2. juicers

    1. discount golf

  58. throw away phones/cameras

  59. Spencer says:

    WOW! I am absolutely overwhelmed with the great responses here!! Great seed keyword ideas everyone. I was not expecting this kind of response so quickly – this might have to be a 2 part video series; we’ll see…

    I won’t start anything until tomorrow – so the video will probably be Monday afternoon sometime before its ready to be posted.

  60. Sud.L says:

    Take your time Spencer.
    We won’t go anywhere on Monday!

  61. Marion says:

    Diabetes or Diabetic Cooking could be interesting?

  62. David says:

    Paleo Diet
    Zone Diet

  63. Renata says:


  64. dan says:

    low cost
    how to
    get rid of

  65. Hahaha, I am sure you are indeed overwhelmed with the keywords, so no need for me to add more, :)

  66. Jerry says:

    Looking forward to the video (series?).

    My suggestion is – illustrator and tennis

  67. Rory says:

    Very much looking forward to the video Spencer!

    How about this keyword:
    – personal protection

  68. Nylah says:

    1. Painters
    2. Private Investigators

  69. MatthewN says:

    Have just done research and a couple of the ones above gave me some gold nuggets!

    • MatthewN says:

      Just registered 5 domains.. couldn’t resist.

      • Tom J Ripley says:

        Way to go. Nice contrinbution to the tribe!!!! Glad I didnot share my Seed keywords!!!

        Nice work dude.

        Still you could have given some back to the group… But heck why…

        • Matthew N says:

          Apologies Tom — if you have seen my previous comments I contribute quite a bit to the conversation.

          The seed keywords supplied by people were surely just meant to be examples.. why would you share your actual targeted niches publicly?

          Spencer has publicly found niche sites and won’t be using them.

          But if you really want some: plastic boxes. water jugs. led monitors. PABX phones. This is just based on what is sitting in front of me. The world is full of seed keywords. Just open your telephone directory and you have literally thousands.

  70. Melanie says:

    Hope it’s not too late, would love
    to see you research the designer clothing keyword.

    Thanks for all the great content.

  71. Rob says:

    You have a lot of unselfish people here on this board willing to give their keyword ideas. Very nice to see this type of site. I too am anxious to see the video since I currently use Market Samurai. Although its one of the easiest to use I find it too slow even with a fast broadband connection. I’ve tried others but not happy. I end up using a few of these programs to research and it becomes an exercise in switching from screen to screen. This just distracts from the actual research process where you start to see patterns in keywords. Thanks Spencer for your unselfishness as well in helping others.

  72. Kang Yudiono says:

    How about:
    1. iphone 5
    2. used cars

  73. Ritsos says:

    Awww .. I was thinking he would do the video in the afternoon and was getting excited about watching it but I’ve just realised that would be afternoon US time not UK .. oh well .. one more sleep I guess ;-)

  74. how about relieve headaches

  75. Michael says:

    These are some great ideas for seed keywords. Thanks for all the ideas guys. I took a bunch of these and added them into LTP to see what kind of results came out of the software :)

  76. Rhys says:

    Im just about to get started with keyword research for a niche website and Dave raised a really important point.

    We niche website creators rely on generating income from a variety of ways but ultimately on click through rates to either other peoples products or our own.

    Therefor wouldn’t it be wise to do some pre research on what industries, angles, subjects offer the best CTR’s?

    Has anybody took this thought deeper?


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