25 Strategies To Generate Blog Post Ideas Today

In this blog post, I’m going to share 25 techniques I use to find great blog post ideas.

The best part?

These techniques are so simple and actionable that even a newbie can learn them in minutes.

In short, if you are struggling to come up with topic ideas, you’ll LOVE this guide.

Let’s dive in:

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1. Turn Questions Into Blog Post Ideas Using AnswerThePublic

AnswerThePublic is a freemium tool that helps you come up with the most asked questions about your topic.

Go to their site and enter your topic on the search bar to see questions you can write about on your blog.

answer the public

How to use this method: Find lots of questions about your topic

The next page will show you different questions people ask about the topic.

Answerthepublic keyword research

You can toggle the appearance between Visualisation view or Data view (which is what you’re seeing now).

From here, you can use the different questions to come up with a post for each. Or you can combine different questions that share a similar theme and create a comprehensive post that answers them all.

To save all the questions and analyze each of them, click the download button in .csv format.

Answer the public blog topic ideas

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2. Turn To The News For Ideas

There’s no better source of information and blog topic ideas than the news.

Google News, to be exact.

Go to Google News to see the latest and trending events happening all over the world.

You can search for your topic using the bar to help you see the latest happenings in your field.

Google news topic ideas

On the results page, you can see good topics to write about that might interest you.

topics to write about

Click on them to see the latest posts about each.

How to use this method: Newsjacking

Newsjacking is a method that lets you as publisher ride the wave of popularity that a topic has.

In the case of the example above, the first news piece talks about the “small” algorithm update.

In SEO, even the smallest of changes in the search algorithms can have a ripple effect in a website’s performance.

Therefore, you can use this piece as a jumping point on how they can SEO-proof their website amidst the algorithm change.

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Similar to the latest news, writing about trending articles related to your topic allows you to piggyback on its wave of popularity in the hopes of driving more traffic to your blog.

One of the tools that let you see the trending topics is Google Trends.

google trends

Upon typing your topic on the search bar, you will immediately see a graph that shows the trending score of the phrases.

Interest over time

The higher the graphs trends to the right, the more popular it is, the more reason it is for you to write about it!

Using the same keyword, however, it’s not as popular a topic based on the graph above.

However, if you scroll down the page, you will see related and good topics to write about.

You can see related topics and queries about your topic.

related topics and queries

This section shows the hottest topics relevant to your search according to search trends.

“Breakout” means that the search volume for this keyword are off the charts.

The rest shows the percentage score increase over a period. For example, under Related topics, “Johnny – Topic” has a +400% increase in searches. It means that it is more now than it was before!

However, not all results shown under this section are accurate.

In this example, “SEO” shows results from Korean celebrities with the topic as part of their name. Our intent is to find topics under about search engine optimization, so some of the results found here are irrelevant.

To show more results and find more relevant topics or queries, click on the link below each.

Here’s the screenshot below if we click “Showing 1-5 of 23 topics:”

more relevant topics

It shows the next five most relevant topics.

How to use this method: Find the best trending topic

If you entered a broad topic as your search query for Google Trends, that’s great.

The tool will help you narrow down your search for the best topics about the subject.

Using the related search and queries, “Google My Business – Topic” has a +350% in search volume.

Using this information, you can write a post that connects the value that Google My Business provides to your site’s SEO.

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4. Set Up Google Alerts

Since you cater to an audience, you might as well listen to what they have to say about the topic.

You can receive alerts straight to your email using Google Alerts.

Upon signing up for an account, enter the topic or keyword you want to track.

Google alerts

You can create as many alerts as you want for your topics.

Create google alerts

Click “Create Alert” for this topic if you want to receive emails about the latest news about it.

You can add as many alerts as you want. Break down your blog topic into subtopics and track all of them.

How to use this method: Stay on top of the latest news

Similar to how you can use Google News, use the results as a jumping point for your next blog topics.

There will be times when the results for the topic won’t yield you interesting results.

However, the beauty of Google Alerts is that you will receive emails if something new comes up about your topic.

You don’t have to manually visit the news and look for the latest posts. Google Alerts will deliver the content straight to your inbox.

From there, find the best topics you can write about on your blog.

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5. Use Google’s Keyword Research Tool

If you want even more blog topic ideas, you must hop onto Google’s keyword tool to unearth more keyword ideas and suggestions so you can brainstorm for more topics.

Enter the words or phrases that you want to search using the tool.

Google Keyword Planner

You can lump together as many topics as you want. For best results, they should all be related to each other to help you come up with good ideas.

find new keywords

After searching for the page, you will see the results organized into a table.

Keyword by relevance

Focus on the “keyword (by relevance)” column since you want to brainstorm for topic ideas.

You may also want to consider the “average monthly searches” column so you can choose keywords that have high search volumes.

The higher the monthly searches, the more chances people will stumble upon your blog if it starts ranking on Google!

How to use this method: Search for topics that people search the most

You’d want to target related topics with the highest average monthly searches.

“Keto diet” has over 100K-1M searches in a month. While this sounds ideal, you want to focus on a more specific topic about keto diet.

It’s best to browse the results for granular topics.

Below are topics you can write about on your blog that’ related to keto diet:

Topics to write about on blog

The search volumes for the highlighted keywords may be fewer but they break down the topic into something more specific.

While search volume is important, you also want to create content that is highly targeted. Therefore, choose keywords from Keyword Planner keeping this in mind.

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6. Find How Easy It is To Rank For The Keyword

Similar to the Google Keyword Planner, Ubersuggest is a tool that helps you brainstorm for keyword ideas and find more information about each.

Ubersuggest

However, unlike Keyword Planner that shows the range of searches a keyword gets in a month, Ubersuggest shows the average search volume of the post. This variable is crucial if you want your content to drive more traffic to your blog.

From the homepage, type of keyword or blog topic you want to search for ideas.

Ubersuggest keyword research

Once you’ve entered the keyword, it shows you its overview.

UberSuggest Keyword Overview

What’s more important is the information you can find below it:

Ubersuggest blog post ideas

To unearth more ideas, click on the “View all keyword ideas” button.

View all keyword ideas

Scroll down the results on the left side to see more keyword ideas.

Aside from the keyword’s search volume (VOL column), a factor you need to look into is the SEO Difficulty (SD column).

Basically:

The lower the score, the easier it is for you to rank for that keyword.

By targeting keywords with low SEO difficulty scores, you can increase your chances of ranking high on search results.

Thus, you can drive more traffic to your blog!

How to use this method: Find low hanging fruit keywords

Keywords with relatively high search volume and low SEO difficulty scores are considered low hanging fruits.

They give you the best chance of ranking on search engines with the least amount of effort!

On the example below, it’s hard to ignore these low hanging fruit keywords:

low hanging fruit keywords

All three have relatively high search volumes and low SEO difficulty.

Creating content for these keywords can help drive more traffic to your blog, assuming that you can create compelling posts.

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7. Use Keyword Revealer

Keyword Revealer is similar to the UberSuggest above since it shows keyword difficulty for each of the topics or keywords.

Keyword Revealer

But a cool feature about this tool is it provides additional data to help you choose the best ideas from the list.

Upon logging in, enter the topic of your blog which is serves as the seed keyword.

seed keyword

The tool will then search for hundreds of keywords that you use to brainstorm for blog topic ideas.

best keyword phrases

 

To get more specific topic ideas for your blog, click on the “Filter” button to open the drop-down window.

Let’s try finding keywords with certain modifiers. To do that, type “best” on the Keyword Search bar.

Keyword modifiers

You will see the results here:

It shows you keyword phrases with the word “best” in it.

brainstorm for blog topic ideas

To determine the difficulty of the keyword, click “Evaluate.”

Here are the results for “best white sneakers for men.”

Keyword Difficulty

“Social Presence” helps you measure up the social shares of each post ranking on the first page of search results.

“Keyword Search Trend” shows you a line graph of how popular a keyword is through the years.

How to use this method: Simplify keyword brainstorming

The features above are available on the aforementioned tools.

However, Keyword Revealer has something that others don’t:

Keyword Brainstorming.

Go to the Keyword Brainstorming page and enter your seed keyword there.

Once done, you will see this:

Keyword Brainstorming

The tool will create a visual representation of your topic and its corresponding subtopics. Clicking on the subtopics would show you even more blog topics.

more blog topics

Use the keywords here to come up with topics for your blog.

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8. Look For Topic Ideas on Buzzsumo

Buzzsumo lets you find the most shared content about your topic. Using the results, you can come up with your own version of the content since people love sharing it.

By association, you should soon generate lots of shares for your posts and acquire more traffic!

After logging in, type in the topic to find the most shared posts about it.

Buzzsumo Content Analyzer

You will see the results organized from the most shares to the least.

Buzzsumo most share

How to use this method: Write about topics that people want to share

Check out the most shared posts and figure out why that is the case.

Why do lots of people share it?

How is the post written? Or is it in a different format (video, audio, etc.)?

What subtopics does it cover?

The idea here is for you to create a much better version of the most shared posts.

The fact that people share the posts under this topic means that you should do the same for your blog!

But in this case, take the best elements of each post and replicate them on your blog post!

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9. Use Social Animal

Similar in a lot of ways to Buzzsumo, Social Animal not only lets you find the most shared posts about your topic but you also get insights about the topic.

Social Animal

Upon logging in, enter your topic on the search bar.

Social Animal Content Research

You will see the results below that’s similar to Buzzsumo.

social animal topic ideas

It tells you how long your title should be, how many words your post should have, and other factors to help increase the impact of your post to your desired audience.

How to use this method: Research for effective headlines and create better ones

What makes Social Animal different is the ability to analyze the headlines of each post.

On the result, click on the weighing scale icon of the post with the headline you want to analyze.

Analyze Headlines

A window appears and breaks down the information about the headline.

Quick Scanning Eye

The details here will help you understand what makes the headline work. These also explain the hundreds and thousands of readers and shares of the post.

Scrolling down the bottom of the screen, you will also see the title broken down into different word balloons. It describes each word used and their synonyms in case you want to create an article similar to this one.

word balloons

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10. Search For Questions on Quora

This premier Q&A site is a treasure trove for blog topic ideas. Search your topic or keyword on the search bar and find the most asked questions.

Upon logging into their site, enter your topic on the search bar.

Quora search

Click on “Search” to find questions about your topic. You can also choose “Topic” if you to see results from a more specific topic.

Quora Answers

The results should be enough to help you come up with topics that answer a specific question or a combination of different ones.

How to use this method: Find questions with the most answers

The great thing about Quora is that the cream rises at the top.

What I mean is:

The best questions get the most answers.

This makes your job much easier because everything you need to write about your post can be seen by the answers of others.

If you click on one of questions, here’s how the page looks like:

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11. Find Even More Questions Using Serpstat

Serpstat is an SEO and content marketing tool to help you conduct your research and develop your digital campaign.

For the purpose of brainstorming blog topics, however, Serpstat has the Search Questions feature under Content Marketing.

How to use this method: Find even more questions about your topic

Enter the topic on the search bar after logging in.

serpstat keyword research

Then click on Content Marketing > Search Questions to see more questions that you can use as fodder for your blog content.

Content Marketing Search Questions

Similar to AnswerThePublic, use the questions for inspiration into writing a brand new post or lump together similar questions that you can answer in a single comprehensive article.

Serpstat keyword ideas

To save the questions, click the Export button and download your format of choice.

Serpstat questions download

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12. Search Twitter

Search your keyword or topic on Twitter to show you the top tweets for your search query.

Search Twitter

Scroll down the results page to see the latest tweets about your topic. Most of them will be articles so you may want to read and get more blog topic ideas out of them.

latest tweets

You can also filter the result to only show the top news, influencers, and media content related to the topic.

How to use this method: Embed tweets and use it as talking point in your post

The great thing about Twitter is you can embed it on your post.

Click on the arrow down icon of the tweet and click “Embed Tweet.”

Embed Tweet

This opens a new window where you can copy the embed code and paste it on your article.

Embed this tweet

Use the tweet similar to how you use the news article as a jumping point for your post.

It’s better if you will use a controversial or polarizing tweet about your topic and share your two cents in it. You get to piggyback on the tweet’s popularity and gain some traffic along the way.

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13. Search Pinterest

One of the best sources of ideas for your blog is Pinterest. It’s one of the most popular social media because it shows you visual content such as images and infographics.

Type the topic on the search bar.

Pinterest Search

You can refer to the latest and most popular pins about your audience to generate blog ideas.

most popular pins

Target infographics that feature lots of information so you can pick and choose which among the talking points you should tackle on your post.

How to use this method: Refer to infographics for ideas

As mentioned, visual content is the way to go in the future. And you can start leveraging on this fact with the help of Pinterest.

Aside from featuring the infographics on your post, you can take the points mentioned in the graphic and use it to write an article.

Here’s an example:

Infographics topic ideas

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14. Use The Topic Research Tool By SEMrush

SEMrush is a premium SEO tool but you can sign up for a free account and get limited daily access to some of its features.

One of those is Topic Research.

Entering your topic on the search bar.

Semrush topic research tool

You will be greeted with a host of adjacent and vertical topics related to your query.

topic research

Clicking on one of the cards will show you this:

Semrush topic research blog post ideas

How to use this method: Come up with comprehensive blog posts for each topic cards

Each card shows you relevant SEO metrics (search volume, keyword difficulty, etc), the best topic headlines, questions people ask about the topic, and related search queries to help you expand your search.

Using the results, you can come up with more than enough ideas for your blog!

You can also export the results in XLSX format for your reference.

Topic Research Export Keywords

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15. Use Ahrefs Content Explorer

Similar to Buzzsumo, the Content Explorer feature of Ahrefs returns you the best performing posts for your search query.

Ahrefs Content Explorer

The next page shows the results:

Most popular content

How to use this method: Find ideas for that topic that people like to link to.

SEO is an important part of your blog.

By following the best optimization practices, you can stay on top of search results for your keywords and amass lots of traffic.

To achieve this, you need to generate lots of backlinks to your site which is considered as one of the top ranking factors.

Considered as the tool with the largest link database, Ahrefs can help your blog generate backlinks from your content.

Using Content Explorer, sort out the results to “Referring Domains.” It will order the results from posts from highest to lowest links.

Most popular content

Browse through the results and check the post’s backlinks and analyze them using the metrics provided by the software.

Analyse top pages

Aside from using social media shares to measure performance, it also takes into consideration the tool’s proprietary data (Domain Rating, referring domains, estimated organic traffic) and other details.

Using the information here, you can create better content and find link partners of your competitors.

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16. Search For Topics Your Competitors Are Ranking For on Search Engines

The goal of writing content is to drive more traffic to your blog or site.

Using the keyword tools mentioned above should help you find low-hanging fruit keywords to optimize for your post.

However, instead of searching for keywords from scratch, you can find proven keywords that your competitors are ranking for.

To see which keywords your competitors are ranking for, use an SEO tool like Ahrefs or SEMrush.

Using Ahrefs for this example, go to Site Explorer and enter the URL of your competitors.

Ahrefs Site Explorer

On the next screen, click on organic keywords under Organic Search on the left sidebar.

Ahrefs organic keywords

The next page will show you the different keywords that the site is ranking for which page.

competitors top ranking keywords

You can filter the results by entering the position, search volume, keyword difficulty, and other variables to find topics to write on your blog.

How to use this method: “Steal” competitor’s best content

If not all of the results are related to the topic, then you need to type the topic on the “Include” bar.

Doing so lets you see keywords with your topic that the site is ranking for. Below is the screenshot of the example:

top ranking pages

Browse through the results to see the page that is ranking for each keyword. If you want to write about the same topic, use their post as reference when writing your own.

Using SEMrush, enter the URL on the search bar and search for Organic Keywords from the Domain Overview. You will see the list of keywords the site ranks for.

Organic Search Positions

From here, find topic ideas that you can write about your on your blog.

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17. Use Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator

If you want a tool that will come up with a blog title for your topic, then Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator is for you.

Enter the topic or keyword on the text bar.

Hubspot Blog Ideas Generator

Add more topics before letting the tool generate blog ideas.

tool generate blog ideas

You can then enter up to five different nouns to help the tool come up with the best possible titles for you.

After clicking on “Give me Blog Ideas,” you will receive a five blog topics to write about for the next week.

Give me Blog Ideas

If you have a Hubspot account, you can receive 250 topic ideas to write on your blog for the whole year.

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18. Use Tweak Your Biz’s Title Generator

Another blog topic generator, the Title Generator by Tweak Your Biz provides more topic ideas for different content types on your blog.

Enter the topic or keyword and determine whether it is a noun or verb.

Tweak Your Biz Title Generator

You will be greeted with over a hundred title ideas for your blog.

Blog title ideas

The titles are grouped according to content types such as lists, best of’s, how to’s, questions, and many more.

Each title tackles your topic in different angles that you probably aren’t aware of, which is a good thing! It helps you come up with different approaches on how to write your content so you don’t have to wrack your brain coming up with fresh ideas.

You can copy and paste all titles to your spreadsheet or document file for future reference.

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19. Use Portent’s Content Idea Generator

Some of the blog topic ideas generated by the tools above, as diverse and comprehensive as they are, lack a bit of fun and camp.

If you’re managing a blog that uses humor and weirdness to stand out, then the Content Idea Generator by Portent is perfect for you.

Type the topic in the bar.

Portent Content Idea Generator

Hit enter to see the most unique titles it can come up for your blog topic.

unique blog post ideas

You can click on the refresh icon to keep generating new titles for the topic. You can keep doing this until you find the topic you like the best.

blog post topic suggestions

Some of the suggestions are very exotic. But as mentioned, if you are implementing a fun and quirky tone for your blog, then the suggestions provided by this tool may be crazy enough to work.

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20. Use The Blog Post Ideas Generator

The Blog Post Ideas Generator by Build Your Own Blog puts a twist to tools that generate blog post titles for you.

Instead of entering your topic on a search bar, just click on the “Generate Blog Post Idea” button.

The Blog Post Ideas Generator

It will then come up with writing prompts for you to write about on your blog.

topics to write about on blog

Keep clicking on the button until the right prompt comes up.

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21. Curate More Content About Your Topic Using Feedly

Feedly is another social listening tool that lets you collect and bundle content about a specific topic from different sources.

How to use this method: Compile the best sources of news about the topic

Sign up for an topic and click “Add Content.”

Add content in feedly

You then need to add content by entering your topic on the search bar and choosing the sites you want to monitor.

monitor websites

Once you enter the topic, the results will show sites you can follow on Feedly.

Follow sites on feedly

Click on the sites to see their content and they publish relevant content to your topic.

feedly content ideas

If yes, click on the Follow button.

Repeat the process of reviewing the sites and following the most relevant ones.

Once you’ve followed more than enough sites, you now have a feed that you can track and monitor if you want the latest content about the topic. Use the article results as inspiration for your next blog topic idea.

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22. Read Your Blog Comments

If you’ve published enough content, then the blog topic ideas may be just right under your nose.

Depending on the commenting system you’re using, browse through what people mentioned in the comment.

Maybe they raised questions about a topic that you weren’t able to cover in one of your posts.

How to use this method: Use comments raised by your readers as your topics

There’s probably a thread of comments that sparked intense discussion among you and your readers.

Use these details to help you brainstorm for ideas you can use to write new articles on your blog.

Here’s a comment on my blog post that I’d like to use as an example.

Blog comments topic ideas

Assuming that it wasn’t covered on my blog post, I can use this as a starting point for a brand new post I can write.

Brush through all your comments with a fine tooth comb to unearth potential blog topic ideas.

Not all will be home runs especially comments that simply thank you for your writing the post. You want to search for comments that post questions or add value to the discussion.

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23. Ask Your Email Subscribers

Your subscribers are some of your most valuable blog readers. The fact that they subscribed to your blog means that they like what you’re writing and publishing.

Therefore, it would be a great idea to ask them for topics that they want to read from your blog.

How to use this method: Crowdsource your subscribers for ideas

Send a broadcast using your email marketing tool to all your subscribers. Make the message short and end the email with the question to encourage them to reply to your email.

Here’s an template you can use to write your message:

Subject: I need your help!

Body:

Hello, [first name]!

I’ve been writing super actionable blog content for you that, well, I’d run out of ideas!

I’ve searched far and wide for new topics that I can write on blog. Alas, I’ve come up empty!

But then I remembered you, [name].

You’ve been a subscriber of my blog for as long as I can remember, And it’s only fair if I ask you:

Care to share any topics you want me to discuss on my blog?

It can be anything under the sun, as long as it’s related to [blog niche].

If you have something in mind, send a reply and I’ll see what I can do.

Thanks in advance!

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24. Find Subtopics You Mentioned on Your Blog And Discuss Them Further

If you’ve written a very wordy post that’s loaded with value to your readers, then you might want to use the subtopics you discussed and turn them into articles on their own.

There might be times when you talked about a particular subject on the post but never really delve deeper into it.

If that’s the case, then consider writing an article that breaks down the subject in detail!

How to use this method:

When visiting your blog posts, you need to double-check if you covered all the details in your subheadings.

The screenshot below is from one of my posts. Under “Best Practices for an Optimized Image,” I’ve enumerated three: determining image format, using captions on images, and using image sitemaps.

Image Optimization SEO

Each practice contains 200-300 words, which is good enough if discussed alongside other subtopics.

However, I feel there’s more room for me to discuss image sitemaps on a separate post. Therefore, I could spin that into a brand new article.

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When writing posts, you might find yourself linking to an online resource about a specific subject. While this isn’t a bad thing, you are driving them away from your blog by offering them a link to the topic.

Therefore, if you have links that point to a page on another site, rewrite the content from that page and publish it on your blog. Once published, you can link back to the post from within your blog.

How to use this method: Fill in the missing content in your blog

In my posts, I make sure to linking from within my blog.

Outbound links

If I happen to link to another site, it’s because I haven’t written a post that covers that subject. Once I have the time, I’ll write about it and link to the one I just wrote and published on my blog.

This accomplishes two things :

  1. turn the outbound links into blog topics
  2. keep them longer on your blog by linking to the post about the same subject from within your page instead of linking to a post from a different site.

The longer they stay on your blog, the better you can engage them!

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Are You Ready To Find Great Blog Topic Ideas?

Looking for blog ideas isn’t that difficult.

The ideas above are proof of that. You can come up with hundreds of ideas just by using Google.

From its search engine to its tools, there is so much information that you can use online to brainstorm for topic ideas.

However, the biggest issue is finding the right blog topic idea.

There are topics that seem great and interesting, but ask yourself these questions:

Will they drive traffic to your blog?

Will you be able to generate more social shares from that topic?

Can you convert visitors into subscribers or customers by writing about that topic?

These will help you choose the best ones instead of just choosing at random.

Along with the ideas above, I’ve also indicated the different factors you need to consider when choosing your blog topics.

The number of keywords, determining the posts that garnered the most social shares (to help you create a similar but better content on your blog), and finding out the latest news about your topic are just some of the variables that should come into play when choosing your topics.

Of course, it won’t hurt if you can organise all these ideas so you can create a schedule for writing your blog topic ideas. The point of brainstorming for topics is so you can publish a steady stream of content your audience will love on a regular basis.

Hopefully, the ideas in this post will help keep you busy finding the best and most compelling topics for your blog!


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45 thoughts on “25 Strategies To Generate Blog Post Ideas Today”

  1. Hi Ankit,

    Amazing post. Learned lots of new tools and ways to find new blog post ideas. I loved the Linkbait Title Generator, looking forward to checking it out.

    However, I would like to add one more way to find new blog post ideas, that is: keep an eye on what problems your audience is facing, I often find my students struggling with some common questions, that’s a nice signal. Because your students need content with the solution to that question.

    While this may not be applicable to everyone especially if you are new to blogging and don’t have a reader base. But you can certainly look into online forums or sites like Quora to find such user’s requirement and create content around that – something you have already mentioned.

    Thanks!

    Regards,
    Rahul D

    • That’s a nice suggestion, Rahul.

      As you know we have our own facebook community, I utilise it to a lot to find the most common problems and try to solve them either in the community itself or through my blog posts. This blog post is one of them. 😀

      Glad you liked it and thanks for your comment.

      Ankit

    • Thanks, Siddharth 🙂

  2. Super detailed post Ankit.

    Been a reader of your blog posts from your other blog, can you share some tips on process of starting a blog and things required.

    i am not looking for info like choose hosting etc but a process of system pro bloggers use.

    Thanks

    • Hi Heeren,

      Thanks for being a royal reader of my blog/blogs.

      The system is simple, create useful content, promote it as much as you can, drive traffic and build your own audience like email list, social followers, push notification subscribers, facebook community etc. and keep delivering massive value to them. Once you start generating revenue, run PPC ads to boost your funnels. That’s all I do. Hope it will help. 🙂

      • Thank You Ankit

        • You’re welcome, Hiren.

  3. Epic post. Loved all the points.

    Here’s one more idea.

    Use Search Console To Get Blog Post Ideas.

    If you check Google Search Console frequently (at least, once in a week), you will find some Keywords for which you are not ranking and you don’t have detailed blog posts for those keywords.

    If the keywords are getting a good amount of views, you can consider writing blog posts by targeting those keywords.

    The great thing is, you will get the ranks quickly.

    I have tried it. It worked great for me.

    One more thing.

    Don’t create too many similar types of posts just to follow this idea. Rather try to cover several topics on a single blog post.

    • Great idea, Istiak. Going to implement it. 😀

  4. Amarnath Palakala

    Hi Ankit,

    This is an awesome blog post. In Love with it. Thanks, Ankit.

    I am actually looking for the best article for how to start writing articles(especially for newbies) – where to start, how to start. I have read some articles which say “start to write daily on a book at least 500 words”.

    Also, how can we generate this long content? It’s easy to write 800 words article. But as I see, these days 2000+ words quality articles rank on top(even links matter).

    Also, can I know what font do you use in this blog?

    Font is superb for the users.

    Can you put a tool list you use for this blog?

    I like the banner on the top of every post.

    I will be very thankful if you can take your time and answer my silly questions.

    • Hi Amarnath,

      Glad you liked this article.

      To learn how we should write articles, I suggest you download my content templates (provided in this article) and read them. You’ll get pretty much everything you need to know.

      It’s easy to write such long articles if you have knowledge about the topic and passion to write helpful content. Just research well, make outlines and start filling the content.

      Font: Muli, sans-serif

      Will soon add a tools list. Kindly wait.

      That banner is through my theme’s (GeneratePress) feature.

      Nothing is silly if we are willing to learn. Glad I could answer all your questions. Keep coming! 🙂

  5. Hi Ankit,

    Thank you for writing such a useful and knowledgeable guide with us. This is a great post. I am your big fan and your blog is on my favorite. I visit your blog(bloggertipstricks) almost every day. There are lots of useful articles here which are really helpful.
    I will definitely going to follow all your tips mentioned in this article.

    Thank you for your time writing and sharing this incredible guide with us.

    • Hi Piyush,

      Thank you for reading my blog.

      Hope you’ll give your love to MasterBlogging as well. 🙂

  6. Great addition as always.
    I like the way you write.

    Thanks a lot for the ideas.

    • Thanks, Nazim.

  7. Ankit,
    Congratulations for such detailed article, its all time useful.
    Shall we include this in our Digital marketing journal site?

    • Ofcourse 🙂

  8. Hey Ankit,

    We can also come up with blog post ideas by understanding what our customers would want for B2B blogs , what kind of questions clients/prospects are asking our sales team.

    One more topic can be sharing our learnings about a tool/software like how to use a tool which is useful in your niche.

    and ofcourse little bit of spying on competitors popular content 🙂

    if they have blog what their readers are commenting or if they are asking questions etc..

    Just sharing my ideas for B2B blogs

    • Great ideas, Heeren. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. Great Post Ankit,
    I would like to highlight on Quora for blog post and Traffic.
    It can be achieved by using Ahrefs or Semrush.
    Firstly go to any one of the tools. Enter quora.com or any other sites, forum etc.

    e.g., In this case, we will use Ahrefs Tool
    1) Go to organic keywords
    2) Add a filter with the max position of 5-10
    3) And include your niche keywords
    4) Sort by traffic

    This will bring out amazing blog post ideas with Search traffic.
    Now you can create a blog post and promote it on Quora to get search traffic Instantly.

    This method not only able to find the blog post ideas but also helps you to get targeted search engine traffic and helps your post to get indexed and Rank faster.

    • Smart idea, Rahul. I use this method for keyword research. We can take this method one step further.

      When you find Quora’s top keywords, look for other sites that are ranking for that keyword. Make a list of relevant sites (your niche related) and spy their keywords and backlinks. You’ll have endless list of keywords and backlink opportunities.

      It may be difficult to understand for starters, so I’ll write a blog post about it soon.

      Thanks for sharing your idea here.

  10. Hi Ankit,

    I am the regular follower of brain dean and neil patel but your this article really forced me to follow you, I am not aware of title generator, I used it, its really amazing ideas. Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Thanks, Amit 🙂

  11. Hello Ankit Singla Sir,

    I am a very Big fan of You. Your writing style is really great. You always post valuable content. I learn many things from your blog. Actually, I am a Pro YouTuber but I am struggling in my blogging career.

    Your Article is really very great. I have read your other articles too. That is also really very knowledgeable. Keep Sharing.
    Thanks For Great Content.

    • Thanks, Jagmeet. 🙂

    • Thanks, Rupendra.

  12. I’m following you since 2012 and this post is the best of all! BTW congrats for getting “sitelinks” in Google for MasterBlogging 😉 Keep Sharing bro!

    • Thanks, Dixit. 🙂

  13. I was never exploring in the way you are writing here. I was doing research for less than 5 ways.
    Today I got to know why you are a pro blogger because you have massive values in your knowledge and you are writing them here.
    In this post I learned about Google news, social exploring opportunities, tools and so on. And that was amazing in which you mentioned about fill in the blank for Google.
    Really this post is more than double worth of reading of 5 minutes.
    Would be happy to apply your knowledge in my blogs.
    Thanks Ankit for this awesome blog and keep writing and Sharing your knowledge

    • Glad you liked the methods, Siddharth. Don’t forget to share your results with me. 🙂

  14. Hi Ankit,

    Alm I can say is that there can’t be a better Blog Topic Ideas guide than this one. This is an insane guide.

    Thank u bro

    • Glad you liked it, Umesh. 🙂

  15. Thanks Ankit for writing and sharing this post.

    I learned a lot from the different ways to generate Idea for your blog post.

    After reading this post I came up with many different ideas for my tech blog I am going to start.

    Google search console, Ubersuggest, Buzzsumo, Semrush, Feedly, Quora, etc are a great to find new ideas for any niche.

    I will definitely use this post every time I struggle to find any new topics.

    This detail post helps user to come up with fresh and less competitive niche and topics.

    Thanks and keep creating.

  16. Great sir, I have learned a lot from this, and now I am going to apply method#4,5 and 6 first, and I want to request you that it would be great if you provide a pdf of it.

  17. Hey Ankit,

    This is a fantastic article. I wish I read this before doing my keyword research. Even though I used more than 20+ methods, I think I could have done it better.

    I would not have believed that you can get ideas from blog comments. But it happened for me. One reader left 2 insightful comments and requested me to write on a topic that I had earlier decided not to write on.

    Besides the valuable methods what you mentioned, these also helped me. I thought I will share them with you.

    1) MarketMuse: I heard about it from one of Neil Patel’s blog (or webinar). It is an AI powered tool that analyses your article and suggests topics that can be included. I actually added few topics after analysing my content using it. This made my article comprehensive.

    2) I learnt how to analyze keywords using Nathan Gotch’s SERP analysis method. He has this 10 seconds competition analysis to decide whether to go after keywords or not. I found it very useful.

    I also have few questions. Hope you can help out a newbie:

    1. For paid tools such as SEMRush and Ahrefs, what do you suggest for newbies who can’t afford to buy the tools? I mean, how to best utilize the free trial period (or paid 7-day trial in Ahrefs) for keyword search? I know there is no straight answer, but most SEO gurus mention these tools. For a beginner like me, it is difficult.

    I guess I will stick to the free tools for now. But just wanted to know your thoughts.

    2. For some Long tail key words my website is appearing in 3rd page in Google search. I get some traffic from organic search, but unfortunately, neither Jetpack nor GA gives the exact search term. How do we find which search term was used? and

    3. What should I do to move from 3rd page to 1st? Using the 10-second method according to Gotch (that I mentioned above), the DA of competition is quite low. So I think I have a chance, but no idea how to do it. I am only 3 months into blogging, so I am still a newbie. I try to read up as much as I can and implement them.

    Any pointers from you would be very helpful. Many thanks for reading patiently.

  18. Hello, Ankit
    Wow, Awesome easy ideas to follow.

    Thanks for sharing this great article.

    Best Wishes,
    UpvoteCrew

  19. The lore you posted is really fascinating. I was shocked after reading your post. I thought blogging is very simple with basic steps.
    You gave me a clear knowledge of blogging. I haven’t seen any post with a brief explanation included with screenshots.
    Each and every topic is undarkened. Is there any other sites available for blog topics other than HubSpot and tweet.

  20. Ankit bhai love to read your new blog … Amazing technique you share here…
    I also love your article writing technique.
    Thanks.☺️

    • Glad you liked the techniques, Bishnu. 🙂

  21. This is an amazing post! Another idea is to use answerthepublic. This is a crucial webtool for keyword ideas. Hope it helps!

    • I’ve already included that in the list but still thanks for commenting, Aseem. 🙂

  22. Really amazing Piece of content loved the way you are writing nd sharing your views shared this with our community they will love this.

    • Thanks, Amit. 🙂

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