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When does a niche become ... not a niche ...

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by fistofpeanuts, Feb 14, 2007.

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    Hi ..

    I've been reading about what a good idea it is to make niche blogs ... I understand the concept but am just wondering about a few things though...

    I mean ... I find so many blogs wich have a certain theme ... for instance SEO, but they also have a whole load of categories wich are actually in the SEO field , but are rather 'far off' the actual niche ...

    So my question is ... when does a niche become a non-niche ?

    Another example .. lets say I have a blog about golfballs .. quite a specialistic field. Now I start adding categories for clubs ... and then for courses ... and then for grass... I mean, it all has to do with golf, wich is not even a niche anymore ...

    So, where is the line according to most experienced bloggers on this forum, and where should one stop 'expanding' in categories ?

    Grs, FOP
    SEMrush
     
    fistofpeanuts, Feb 14, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
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    Golf would still be a niche, just not a very specific one. Some niche blogs have TONS of other categories, but typically focus on one topic. In your example, if 50%+ of your posts are on golf balls, the rest could be humor or tech or anything you wanted, and I'd still classify it as a niche.

    Anita :)
     
    Anita, Feb 14, 2007 IP
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    It really depends on how much you can say about the niche topic. The job is to find a niche small enough that you can take the lions share of the market, but not to small that you quickly run out of things to say.
     
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