Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post

With Tech-FAQ, I did a very smart thing (accidentally). I started off in a smaller niche (security) and only expanded out of that niche after I had gained some links and authority.

It's really difficult for a general site to start up. People don't seem to want to link to general sites. People want to link to "the" authoritative resource on any topic -- no matter how small.

Most of the "hot trends" keywords are in the "celebrity gossip" niche, so you could cover a lot of these with a gossip blog.
I have done several that worked that EXACT way...build authority in a niche and then broaden...I had never thought through that as a pattern, but I think you are spot on with it.

Folks are happy(er) to link to niche experts.

Thanks for that.