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:
25 Ways To Find Blog Post Ideas
- 1. Turn Questions Into Blog Post Ideas Using AnswerThePublic
- 2. Turn To The News For Ideas
- 3. Find Out Trending Topics on Google
- 4. Set Up Google Alerts
- 5. Use Google’s Keyword Research Tool
- 6. Find How Easy it is To Rank For The Keyword
- 7. Use Keyword Revealer
- 8. Look For Topic Ideas on Buzzsumo
- 9. Use Social Animal
- 10. Search For Questions on Quora
- 11. Find Even More Questions Using Serpstat
- 12. Search Twitter
- 13. Search Pinterest
- 14. Use The Topic Research Tool By SEMrush
- 15. Use Ahrefs Content Explorer
- 16. Search For Topics Your Competitors Are Ranking For on Search Engines
- 17. Use Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator
- 18. Use Tweak Your Biz’s Title Generator
- 19. Use Portent’s Content Idea Generator
- 20. Use The Blog Post Ideas Generator
- 21. Curate More Content About Your Topic Using Feedly
- 22. Read Your Blog Comments
- 23. Ask Your Email Subscribers
- 24. Find Subtopics You Mentioned on Your Blog And Discuss Them Further
- 25. Turn Outbound Links Into Articles on Your Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the results page, you can see good topics to write about that might interest you.
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.
3. Find Out Trending Topics on Google
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.
Upon typing your topic on the search bar, you will immediately see a graph that shows the trending score of the phrases.
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.
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:”
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.
Learn other smart ways to use Google Trends for Blogging.
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.
You can create as many alerts as you want for your topics.
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.
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.
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.
After searching for the page, you will see the results organized into a table.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Once you’ve entered the keyword, it shows you its overview.
What’s more important is the information you can find below it:
To unearth more ideas, click on the “View all keyword ideas” button.
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).
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:
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.
7. Use Keyword Revealer
Keyword Revealer is similar to the UberSuggest above since it shows keyword difficulty for each of the topics or keywords.
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.
The tool will then search for hundreds of keywords that you use to brainstorm for blog topic ideas.
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.
You will see the results here:
It shows you keyword phrases with the word “best” in it.
To determine the difficulty of the keyword, click “Evaluate.”
Here are the results for “best white sneakers for men.”
“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:
Go to the Keyword Brainstorming page and enter your seed keyword there.
Once done, you will see this:
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.
Use the keywords here to come up with topics for your blog.
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.
You will see the results organized from the most shares to the least.
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!
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.
Upon logging in, enter your topic on the search bar.
You will see the results below that’s similar to Buzzsumo.
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.
A window appears and breaks down the information about the headline.
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.
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.
Click on “Search” to find questions about your topic. You can also choose “Topic” if you to see results from a more specific topic.
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:
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.
Then click on Content Marketing > Search Questions to see more questions that you can use as fodder for your blog content.
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.
To save the questions, click the Export button and download your format of choice.
12. Search Twitter
Search your keyword or topic on Twitter to show you the top tweets for your search query.
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.
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.”
This opens a new window where you can copy the embed code and paste it on your article.
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.
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.
You can refer to the latest and most popular pins about your audience to generate blog ideas.
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:
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.
You will be greeted with a host of adjacent and vertical topics related to your query.
Clicking on one of the cards will show you this:
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.
15. Use Ahrefs Content Explorer
Similar to Buzzsumo, the Content Explorer feature of Ahrefs returns you the best performing posts for your search query.
The next page shows the results:
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.
Browse through the results and check the post’s backlinks and analyze them using the metrics provided by the software.
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.
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.
On the next screen, click on organic keywords under Organic Search on the left sidebar.
The next page will show you the different keywords that the site is ranking for which page.
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:
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.
From here, find topic ideas that you can write about your on your blog.
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.
Add more topics before letting the 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.
If you have a Hubspot account, you can receive 250 topic ideas to write on your blog for the whole year.
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.
You will be greeted with over a hundred title ideas for your blog.
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.
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.
Hit enter to see the most unique titles it can come up for your blog topic.
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.
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.
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.
It will then come up with writing prompts for you to write about on your blog.
Keep clicking on the button until the right prompt comes up.
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 a topic and click “Add Content.”
You then need to add content by entering your topic on the search bar and choosing the sites you want to monitor.
Once you enter the topic, the results will show sites you can follow on Feedly.
Click on the sites to see their content and they publish relevant content to your topic.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
25. Turn Outbound Links Into Articles on Your Blog
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.
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 :
- turn the outbound links into blog topics
- 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!
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!
Exceptional post Bro 🙂
Thanks for the killer tips. Hope this would engage your readers well and am sure you’ll get more comments on this post.
I really appreciate your hard work, keep doing it 🙂
Thanks a lot Nirmala Mam.. Your posts and comments always inspire to write good posts. I also hope to get readers engagement on this post.
Thanks for your appreciation 🙂
These are the brilliant ideas for blog posts. Helping others on competitor’s blogs is really great and it helps in getting traffic + readerships. Thanks for sharing your views.
Yes Mohammed bro, I have personally tried it on MBT and get amazing results. It increase my blog reader and traffic also.
You must try it once, definitely it’ll be productive for you.
I must say, impressive article bro. 🙂 I am a newbie, blogger. So I have one question. What is MBT? as I m newbie blogger I don’t much about it. So can u tell what it really is?
Hi Jaydev, at that time I was talking about MyBloggerTricks.com (MBT).
But now, I have updated the article with fresh and more detailed content. Do let me know what you think about this updated article.
Very nice and detailed guide and its a great advisable post for mostly all beginners from where and how to come up with new posts!
I don’t remember your blog post in which you had told about driving traffic from Yahoo Answer and it really works.
Adding something from my side to this post. If someone is not getting ideas about what to write then one must go to Yahoo Answers and check what people are asking there and post articles to solve their problems and then share links there.
Nice awesome post Ankit..
Most of bloggers struggle very hard to get post idea. It will help them.
One tip I want to share what I use, create a Post Idea document in Google Docs, prepare list of your favorite blogs which are under your niche, browse randomly what you got just write it in the Post Idea doc.
By using Google Doc it will available to you everywhere. Next time when you think to post something .. look into this doc.
Excellent Post 😉 everyday im getting a new tips from this site and its helps me alot
Thanks and keep up the good work
Just the 3 words for this article
keep it up Bro 🙂
Thanks buddy for your kind appreciation and support 🙂
thanks for sharing about what you know ankit. guest post community in facebook is fairly new to me. making articles based on unanswered queries of commentators is also my technique 🙂
Your article is really good, new bloggers going to love this article it will help a lot and your writing part is too good.
I like the point number 3 as you said replying to comments get a regular reader and i think you have taken the advantage of that. from that site.
I disagree with your 2 points getting post idea from YouTube as in YouTube there are limited number of videos related to blogging. From there you can take a post idea if there is very less videos related to blogging.??? Youtube is not popular for blogging Tips .
1 point you can add i think this might be funny one, talking about nonsense things then also you can get the post idea. What you think about this ??
Bro he doesn’t giving tricks only for his blog. But these tricks are for all kind of blogs. So if anyone running other blogs it will help them. Atleast Youtube helping me lot.
Only for some people. But I can’t find much videos on youtube related to blogging….
this is the most excellence post in your blog and it could be also so try to share some tricky ideas in your post ,,,, i hope it’would help you to write an Best and Brilliant article in you blog.
Superb Post Bro… 🙂
Informative post really this will helpful for us Ankit u made fabulous post here i Appreciate your work and try to work on this tips thank u so much Ankit
best of luck
Hey Ankit, well to be frank when you wrote that first tip of “GOOGL-ing out the things”, I was really thinking that this mahn is crazy o what? 😛
But jokes apart I never knew that such simple ways can lead you to write on numerous number of topics.
Thanks a lot for such useful tips.
Wow Ankit you really raised a very important topic. I have got one another idea about how to write unique future posts. I have never thoughts about it, Now from today we will start finding new post by using google.Knock the google door. Really GReat work,
All smart tips. The Google one REALLY resonates with me, I need to try it 😉
This is probably my first visit to your blog and this is really an awesome post. It’s really frustrating when you don’t find any ideas for the new blogs posts. I can surely redirect my followers to this article to get some ideas for writing new blog posts.
Hey Pawan bro, I remembered you post guest post on BloggerDoc right? And I think you land on blog from there via my Guest post.
Nice to see you here bro and thanks a lot for appreciating my work.
I’ll be heart touching if you redirect your followers to this guide 😛
Hope to see you more often around my blog dear 🙂
Reading comments is truly awesome tips to get new post ideas. It happens quite often to me as well when I’m responding comments in my blog or reading comments in other blogs. Sometimes, I’ve written comment and felt that the topic should be elaborated, I switch the comment to new post in my blog.
Joining MyBlogGuest and stealing ideas from their is also one of the easiest way to find post topics…:)
Awesome Idea.. Thanks for sharing
Great post about idea which I normally check the comments and google instant by just entering an keyword or some phrase which google suggest me something based on that i prepare some post between nice update
I simply want to mention I am just beginner to blogging and certainly enjoyed this page. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly have fantastic writings. Many thanks for revealing your blog site.
Yes bro, I always comment in my niche blogs, just what I am doing here. 😉
But you have given a superb idea to reply to such comments to which the blog’s owner has not replied, thanks bro.
This is a wonderful post that you have shared. Thank you so much. I request you to keep posting similar thoughts and ideas in future. That will be very helpful. Also I request you to write a Guest Blog for my website. I am really impressed by your writing skills. Please let me know if you are interested for writing a Guest Blog for my website. 🙂
Thanks in Advance .
man you are good
Great post bro. I’m going to steal your third way i.e. I’ll try to reply unanswered comments on reputed blogs. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Nice article Ankit, I would like to ad one more source to your list “Topsy”, Using any keyword on Topsy we can easily find out what are the topic of discussion around that keyword. There are many other such third party sources to find great ideas.
Really good ways to get new fresh ideas
And i really love your new theme , But , you could add more links in the menu
Rizwan @ BloggerKid.in
This post was so helpful! I didn’t even get past tip #1, lol. But you’ve given me an easy way to find inspiration. I’m going to go back and read the rest of your post now. 🙂 Thanks again for bringing me some motivation and confidence to bringing my blog back to life!
Your idea on youtube is GREAT.
I know that. I have practical experience in that.
just by adding few lines(my opinion) on an existing youtube
video (embedding in my website) I created
thousand of free backlinks. I dont know how it works.
I copied this idea from an IM blog. It works!.
I appreciate the way you write whatever may be the topic. Your first suggestion to get blog topic ideas is the best though stealing ideas from other bloggers is my most used method.
Firstly hats off to you,
This is what i looking for and After long time i found unique post. this post is very useful for me. All ways are very nice but i like mostly #3
Thanks bro, keep posting like this articles
Looking forward for more….
Glad, you found it helpful. Keep visiting 🙂
Your all tips was well detailed. Yeah Google really helps blogger to find new something for posting. YouTube videos help us to get knowledge and get tips from biggest persons that’s why we can get also blog post ideas from YouTube. Keep it up the hard work. Hard work plays an important role in getting success.
Thanks Romjan. I look forward to hearing much more from you.
Hey Ankit !
Thanks for publishing this ideas,its very helpful to my blog for writing content.
Keep writing good stuff, Rashid.
I mentioned you as Neil Patel version 2.0 in one of my blog post.
With this article you proved again that I am not wrong.
Great research shows in each and every content of your blog.
Thanks for making our job easier.
Thanks Riju 🙂
It’s really an amazing post. I was using quora and Reddit for the same but now I know some more ideas because of this post of yours.
Thanks for the post.
A very informative and useful article.
I completely agree with all your points. Quora and Google search are really an easy way to find new ideas and for generating backlinks. I am also planning to publish interviews as recommended on my blog.
Overall an awesome guide. Thank you for all your time to share such a nice post with us.
Wow! What an epic article! Most of the link building tactics are well known but I found many new ones and will test them over time. Building back links correctly is essential for top ranking so this is great resource of relevant info!
The tips you listed are really good and some of them are I know already but I missed remaining. I believe those are really works and want to use those for my blog. Thanks.
You provided another one great article.I hope this information may change my business carrier.thanks for sharing that lot of valuable information.
Hi Mr Singla. Thanks for your nice article. It will help me one step further to improve my website. But sometimes I feel that how much help will I get from broken link building. Is it really effective from the others ?
Your article speaks volume of creating ideas from existing content. Using #Infographics and #Quora are two beneficial methods which will not only bring traffic, but at the same time link juice. Having the right heading for your article can also put your article high in Google search rankings.
Your ideas are good. The only thing when using Quora, is that the content should not be duplicate, otherwise, you will not have any value.
Once again, a rich article on link building. 🙂
Thanks for obtaining such a great blog post. This is really useful for me to right the blog in the right path. Thanks for sharing this unique informative blog with us. Keep on blogging!!
Glad to meet you here.. 🙂
Fantastic. :)… my bro..Everything which are described in this post, great beneficial for me. In fact, I would like to say that it is shared only for me.
This post will really help to improve my blogging.
Thanks for sharing such a bunch of information by this post.. 🙂
Hope you will come back soon with some more idea my dear bro…
Have a nice week ahead.. 🙂
Awesome article, you have included everything that a content marketer need to know. Amaazing ideas. Thanks man.
I always get confused what to write next and then I visit Quora to search and find what other people are asking, Quora is my favorite platform to find new posts idea.
Thank you so much for sharing ideas for blog posts.
very wonderful post bro thanks lot for such wonderful post carry on bro its really awesome thanks …
We definitely do run out of ideas Ankit and you have given a great set of tricks to deal with this. Many thanks.
Ankit Sir… Which Backlinks important for SEO…. Dofollow or Nofollow because my blog has only Nofollow backlinks
Hi Vicky, Only dofollow backlinks will improve your rankings. But try to maintain a good ratio for a clean link profile.
Ankit Singla this is a very good information for me bcoz i,m a new blogger and i have no idea about this type things but after this post i will learn lots of new things in blogging. i hope you always publish this type content regularly..
this is a very good artical for me. thanks for sharing us..
Hi, Ankit Bro!
Very informative piece, you’ve published. Most of the ways you posted here were unknown to me, and especially that Broken Link Building one and getting post ideas with Quora. It was simple enough but didn’t come in my mind ever before. 😉
Today, I was just searching the net about getting backlinks (new ways) to improve domain authority, and your post helped me a lot + I got some tips on what to do when nothing is left to write in my mind. 🙂
Keep posting; I’ll keep reading :p
~ Shivansh Verma
I must confess that this post is a master copy and the points are well made but permit me to add that LinkedIn is also a great tool to find post ideas especially for those in job niche.
Great List Ankit! I know you outline a lot of ways in finding new topic ideas for writing articles. if I may suggest another great tool: https://trendingquestions.com – Basically gives you all the questions that are currently trending and you can use these questions to formulate great topic ideas for your articles.
Great post,backlinks do matter a lot.
Great job, I appreciate your hard work. Personally I love browsing forums and facebook communities in search for getting new blog posts ideas. Good to know some other ways by which we can get ideas for blog posts. Keep sharing such great tips… 🙂
Great Post Ankit. I actually did not ever think about quora for generating content ideas. I am surely check it out. Your tips are always very helpful to me. Thanks for this great post.
I’m a new in blogging, so I know about Importance of back links. I doing blog commenting and active in social media only Facebook and Twitter. Is these two ways is enough for me??
First of all thanks for sharing another quality piece of content. As we all know that in search engine optimization quality backlinks matters a lot. With the help of these one can increase the ranking of any blog. You have shared some useful resources in this regard.
Keep writing 🙂
An interesting article and also a useful one…
The ways to find blog post ideas that generate backlinks is an awesome idea to every blogger.
Thanks for this new ideas…
what is Infographics???
You have provide some awesome tips to build back links for new blog. I have a new blog and will apply all these tips on that blog to build back links.
Great and Interesting post, Backlinks are the backbone of a website.
Great post. I’m answering on quora. It really works like a magic. I answered there about 10 questions and received 250+ views in 7 days. Thanks for sharing.
Really a beautiful and informative post on blog post ideas! Thanks for writing this post 🙂
The 7 tips you’ve mentioned are really great and worked for me quite well!
Thanks Again 🙂
Hi Ankit, nice article and really helpful for every blogger. I loved all the ways you suggested to get new ideas. Thank you.
Thank you so much for adding your voice to this topic. Sometime last two months, I published a similar topic like this.
Getting blog post ideas have become so easy these days, especially when we pay rapt attention to comments on different blogs in our niche.
One of the unique strategies you mentioned which I will be considering soon is expert roundup post.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Really amazing and very helpful article.
Thanks, Siddharth 🙂
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. 😀
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.
Thank you for reading my blog.
Hope you’ll give your love to MasterBlogging as well. 🙂
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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! 🙂
Congratulations for such detailed article, its all time useful.
Shall we include this in our Digital marketing journal site?
Great addition as always.
I like the way you write.
Thanks a lot for the ideas.
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.
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. 🙂
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 🙂
realy nice idea bro
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ankit bhai love to read your new blog … Amazing technique you share here…
I also love your article writing technique.
Glad you liked the techniques, Bishnu. 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
First time meet answerthepublic tool and it’s amazing… thank you for the great post.
Ankit Bro Please Tell Me That How To Increase Entertainment Website
Hilarious post, Ankit.
Thanks, Amit. 🙂
I always get confused about what to write next and then I visit Quora to search and find what other people are asking, Quora is my favourite platform to find new posts and ideas.
Thank you so much for sharing ideas for blog posts.