The Invent Blog linked to an article from the Wall Street Journal entitled Testing the Marketability Of Your Product Idea. The article suggests that you should test market your product or invention by soliciting feedback from (1) friends and family, (2) those who might understand your product’s industry or customers, (3) employees and customers in stores that sell similar items, and (4) online surveys.
What’s missing here? Google AdWords.
You can test market any idea in a short time using Google AdWords. Here’s how it works:
You create your ads
You create ads and choose keywords, which are words or phrases related to your business [or invention].
Your ads appear on Google
When people search on Google using one of your keywords, your ad may appear next