As with any bricks and mortgage business, you will also face different challenges during your blogging journey. At initial stage of blogging, you will be filled with content ideas and focusing on driving traffic to your site. However, this situation will change sooner when you start getting traffic from Google and other search engines. Your content ideas will dry up and you will start looking for attractive titles for making your readers engaging. Unfortunately, this is not an easy task to pick up attractive titles for your articles. It needs some analysis before picking up the topic and you need more time than earlier to write the content. In this article, we will explain 6 easy ways to find blog topic ideas for your blog.
1. Google Trends
This is a casual tool to get the latest trending topic for any niche. Go to Google Trends website and type your search term to see the trends. Let us take an example that you are running a technology blog. You are struck and want to write something about WordPress or emoji related article. Open Google trends and search for WordPress and Emoji to compare the trends. You will see a graph like below indicating the search term “emoji” is clearly a trending topic than WordPress.
Now that you can clearly choose the trending topic for your blog based on Google Trends comparison. It is good to compare more specific terms for getting accurate results. In addition, you can do the followings with Google Trends:
- You can compare raw terms or topics to check the trend.
- Choose the country depending on your blog’s popularity. If you are targeting local users in your region, then select your country from the list.
- Adjust the time period to get the comparison for few years or only for few weeks.
- Select the category depending on the search terms as well as your blog category.
- You can also compare the terms on Google web search, image search, YouTube search news and shopping. For example, if you have news blog then select the “News Search” for comparison.
2. Use Quora Q&A for Blog Topic Ideas
Quora is the large Q&A platform on the web that almost covers any topic. Though it is a free platform, you need to register for a user account or use your social login to use the platform. Type your keywords or query on the search box to filter the relevant questions and answers.
Read different answers from users or checkout the related questions on the sidebar section. This will help you to open up your mind on the topic you are looking for.
3. Ahrefs Content Explorer
This is a premium content discovery tool that helps you to find ideas relevant to your niche. You can start with one week trial that will cost $7. After registration, login to your account and search your query to get the top ranking webpages.
Content Explorer has more than 1 billion indexed pages to find the top results for your keywords. You can check out the top ranking content, number of backlinks and social presence of the pages. Though the tool will be really helpful, you may need to upgrade to the fully paid version after a week trial. This will cost you from $99 to $999 depending on the package you choose.
4. Buzzsumo Topic Explorer
Buzzsumo is a content discovery tool that offers Topic Explorer to find relevant topics for your keywords. This covers all the features of Google Trands, Ahrefs Content Explorer and Quora in single place. You can test the tool for free by signing up for a trial account.
You need to upgrade to the premium account for unlimited searches which will cost from $99 to $499+ depending upon your need. You check out the complete details of how to use Topic Explorer from their help article.
5. Social Platforms
Other than Google Trends, all other tools need account registration even for using the free option. If you don’t have an idea to pay money for finding blog topic ideas, then the other informal option is to search on social platforms. Facebook Pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube could be your best choice for searching relevant topics for your blog.
6. Blog Topic Generator Tools
The final option is to search for blog topic generator tool in Google Search. Well, you can simply use Google Search itself to find relevant topics. However, this may result in content copying problem if you write similar content that already exists on another website. The solution is to only look for title so for your keyword, so that you can write on your own.
Portent’s Content Idea Generator is one of the free and simple tool that can help you to generate title for the entered keyword. You can click on the refresh icon to get different titles till the time you are happy.
Above are some popular ways to find content ideas for your blog. You can also check your favorite forum or read a book to get good blog topic for your site.