What should I write today?
Is there any source to get new content ideas for a new blog post?
Do you think like this sometimes? I believe, big yes! from your side also. Because this is one of the biggest problem we face while blogging. And it’s the favorite question of many newbies, they want to know the secret behind the selection of new blog post ideas. I faced this situation many times, sometimes I decided to drop the post for next day. And believe me before writing this post I was again facing the same. And then I decided to why not write a solution for this problem.
I think I have shared one of the methods. Have you got it?
Best Resources for Blog post Ideas that can Increase Your Productivity
1. Turn Your Ideas to Actual Blog Post
If you are a blogger or in any profession then it is damn sure you face many new challenges in your daily life. Just think about those difficulties and get some ideas from there. Let’s talk about in my case, I am a blogger and I like to write about basics of SEO, SEM, Tech tips and how to articles. For me, it’s very challenging to get some fresh content ideas to cover at least daily a topic. To get rid of this problem I found a way, many of my facebook friends and other social media friends always share their queries with me, but what I do, for providing them better solution I write articles based on their queries. And I do it in my case also. As I described in the first paragraph of this post I was thinking about writing a new content for this blog and I was unable to find any suitable topic then I turned my ideas to actual blog post.
For writing this article I researched on my mentor google and finally result is in front of you. So my other method is based on search engine.
2. Ask from Google
Most of the time google wins. Google is also the one of the best way to get some idea for your next article. But how to ask from google, it is simple technique which you are using daily but you need to utilize it in some different manner. For getting ideas from google,
For getting ideas from google, Just go to google search box and put your interested topic if you want to write “how to” article then start with “how to in (your topic)” and put space then you will get a list of related search queries. Just select one of them which interacts you.
Ex: Here I searched for “how to in link building” and see what I got,
Now try this once you may like this method. By using this method, you may luckily get some ideas to write an unique content. You might be thinking HOW? So first of tell me one thing.
Do you think google know everything?
How dumb question is this! Cool! There are many questions which Google can’t tell you clearly. In that case why not you tell the Google that you know the answer if you are expertise in something. All of us know well, how Google works. So this is also one the best way to write something unique content. You may get these unanswered questions directly while searching or there you may follow some other sources. Which I am going to tell you, read next.
3. Ideas from Q & A Sites like Quora
Daily a tons of visitors like to ask their questions on question answer sites like quora, yahoo answers, and more. Here you can get many question answers by users and experts. At these platforms you can get ideas by unanswered questions, just try to write a blog with the solution to that question and put your source links after answering. You may also ask any question related to your topic and you will get your answer by sure.
The beauty of Question and Answer websites is that you can get here lots of questions on different topics.
This screenshot is taken from inbound.org . Here you can clearly see the search query with related results.
Top Communities to Find Q & A
- Stack Exchange
- Hacker News
- Use related Forums
How to find content ideas using Questions Answer sites?
Answer is very simple again use your favorite tool Google search box and type
site:domain “question” AND “topic”
EX: site:quora.com “how to” AND “blog promote”
That’s it you will get nos of post related to your topic on targeted Q & A sites.
4. Steal Ideas from Competitors
This is also another technique, which I am using and believe me its master technique. It has many advantages.
1- Check your competitors blog daily
2- Check their site for which posts they are ranking and you wrote on the same topic but much better than your competitor. You can find keyword ranking positions through SEMRUSH.
3- Select any big player’s blog of same niche and check and find the unanswered questions from comment section of popular posts. Because such types of bloggers are very busy so they can’t answer all. Steal those questions and make your post decently. This is one the easiest method of selecting new blog post ideas.
5. Using Most Shared Content Analytics Tools
There are many tools that tell you which post is shared most on social networks. Like Buzzsumo, it is a social analytics tool that measures the popularity of content based on specific search criteria. And my favorite tool is BuzzSumo and Medium in this category. Here you can filter your topic by time and type of article.
Niche Search Engines Like BuzzSumo
Wrapping It Up
There are nos of ways to finding new blog post ideas and increasing day by day. I shared here what I like to use when I don’t have any fresh idea to write an article. So you may also try these sources for your next post. But do let me know which tactics you are using, I will feel glad to know about your tactics of choosing ideas. It will help to increase my list and productivity also.