At the top, you’ll see the total estimated monthly search traffic to all pages in the filtered report.
10 filtered top pages traffic
In our case, it’s 107,714.
You’ll recall that we estimated ~83k monthly visitors to hit $1K/month, so it looks like this niche easily meets our traffic potential requirements.
F. Estimate competition
There’s no point entering a niche where you’ll struggle to hit your traffic goal for years. So you need to make sure that there are some topics you can crack without too much SEO grunt work.
SEO is a complicated game. There are many ranking factors and best practices. But one of the most important is the number of high-quality backlinks to your pages.
The workload like this whatsapp number list allows both the vendor and the affiliate to focus on. Clicks are the number of clicks coming to your website’s URL from organic search results.
Google talks about the importance of backlinks on their page about search algorithms.
11 google search backlinks
We also saw a clear correlation between the number of backlinks from unique websites (referring domains) to a page and its search traffic in our study of over one billion webpages.
03 referring domains vs search traffic 1
So before you close the filtered Top pages report from the previous step, eyeball the RDs column. This shows the number of referring domains to each page.
If you see pages with organic traffic that have few or no referring domains, that’s a sign of an uncompetitive topic.
Looking at the report for Homegrounds, we see plenty of pages like this:
12 homegrounds uncompetitive topics
If we do the same for wareable.com, we see the opposite. Almost every page has links from tens or hundreds of referring domains, which indicates that many of the topics in this niche are tough nuts to crack.
13 competitive topics
You have two options in this case:
Niche down further. Instead of just wearables, we might want to focus on just smartwatches or fitness trackers. And if those niches are still too broad, you can niche down even further to something like smartwatches for kids.
Choose a different niche. If niching down doesn’t interest you, scrap the idea and repeat the steps above for another niche.
2. Do keyword research
Finding a niche with potential was the hard part; keyword research is comparatively easy.
If you’re feeling lazy, you could even just export the filtered Top Pages report from the previous step. That should give you enough profitable “product roundup” topics to keep you busy for a few months.
However, if you want to be more strategic and find more keywords, do this:
Go to Ahrefs’ Keywords Explorer;
Enter a handful of “seed” keywords related to the niche and its products (separated by commas);
Go to the “All keywords” report.