Simple Ways to Generate Blog Topic Ideas

Avatar for administrator administrator 13th December 2018 0 Comments

Are you struggling to come up with interesting content for your blog? Are you looking for new ways to generate great ideas? Then try some of the following hacks to ensure that you never run out.

Look at what is working for other bloggers in your industry

Now, this most definitely doesn’t mean copying or stealing another bloggers content, but rather taking inspiration from other bloggers in your industry.

Create a list of successful bloggers that produce regular, high-quality content and spend some time looking into what they write about and what works for them. Chances are they’re writing about what their audience wants to hear, and guess what?… you have the same audience!

Once you have identified their successful topics, put your own unique spin on it, recreate it from a different angle, providing another source of valuable information.

Amazon

With Amazon being the largest online retailer, we can certainly use them to come up with ideas for new blog content. Take a look through the Amazon bookstore and search for your desired topics, it will likely reveal plenty of books written about that topic, you can even look at the ‘related searches’ section to see what other topics people are interested in that are related to your topic.

HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator

This is a handy HubSpot tool which generates a list of article topics based on keywords that you enter, saving you a tremendous amount as it’s doing the initial brainstorming work on your behalf.

Industry news and trends

Twitter is the best source of trending ideas in the community, whichever industry you are in. Enter keywords into the search bar to find out what people are saying and asking. You’ll be able to produce a blog topic to solve these problems.

Also, set up alerts with some industry news websites so you get a constant, fresh feed of what’s ‘hot’… you can then create a blog article based on what people are talking about and searching for.

Google Autofill

Think of the general topic you’re considering writing, for example ‘blog writing’ – then type it into the Google search bar. Google will try and guess what you’re searching for and a form will drop down with its predictions, which is based on what people are actually searching for.

This is called Google Autofill and it’s a great way to find out the questions people are asking that are related to the topics within your industry.

Read comments

Reading through comments on yours, and other people’s popular blogs can help you to gain a better understanding of what your target audience wants to know more about, so you can create blog topics to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Ask your audience

No one knows more about what your audience wants to read about than your audience, so ask them! Send out a bulk email or ask the question on social media to find out what they really need answers to.

Want to start blogging for your business, but don’t know where to begin? Get in touch with us today!

Square Media is Northamptonshire’s premiere Web Design & Marketing Agency experienced in developing effective content and marketing strategies for forward-thinking companies in the local area. Our team of specialists consistently deliver outstanding results working in a variety of areas such as Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media Marketing Consultancy, Pay Per Click (PPC) and AdWords Management amongst a wide range of other services.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FREE Social Media Calendar

Writing Social Media posts and blogs can often seem like a mountainous task - our free Calendar will help you to take the first steps.

With our Calendar, you'll be writing Social Media posts like a pro in no time! Plus, check out our blog for monthly tips & Social Ideas.

DOWNLOAD NOW

FREE Marketing Consultation

Our clients tell us that their number one headache isn’t in selling their products or services, recruiting staff or keeping up to date with their industry; it’s the age-old problem of marketing their business!

Whether you need help with marketing planning, web/graphic design, content writing, blogs and social media help, SEO & PPC reviewing or a combination of all of the above, book your FREE no-obligation marketing consultation with Steve now!

BOOK NOW

Our FREE Secret Links

Most agencies won't tell you, but a lot of the tools they use on a day to day basis are actually FREE!

We've put together a handy guide to the free tools we use every day to make our lives easier - and we're giving it to you!

DOWNLOAD NOW

FREE SEO Audit

If you looked at yesterday's SEO Guide and wondered where to begin, our FREE SEO Audit will help you to establish a baseline starting point by pointing out the areas that need to be worked upon.

We'll tell you the areas of your site that are underperforming and those that are doing well!

GET YOUR SEO AUDIT NOW

1 Page SEO Tips Guide

SEO can be a minefield for many businesses, but as long as you follow a logical process for each and every page of your website, things don't have to be such a slog.

Our FREE SEO Tips Guide gives a simple, bullet-pointed guide to the basic SEO necessities to make your site perform well in Google and other search engines.

DOWNLOAD NOW

FREE HubSpot Consultation

At Square Media we specialise in helping businesses to make the most of their inbound and outbound promotional opportunities – working as a HubSpot CRM Partner we can help you to automate and analyse your business to the nth degree.

Why not let one of our HubSpot experts have a quick chat with you and get you started with a FREE account – no obligation, no pressure and no hard sell tactics (it’s not our style).

BOOK NOW

Image Size Cheat Sheet

When it comes to Social Media, visual content always works better than just text. But it's a bit of a headache keeping on top of all of the sizes you need to use to get the best from each channel.

Download or print our handy Image Size Cheat Sheet and keep it by your keyboard, so you know what size image to use whatever the situation.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Perfect Blog Post Template

A frequently updated Blog is one of the best ways to create extra content for your website; it also keeps your visitors coming back regularly, attracts new visitors and Google loves fresh content!

But did you know that how you structure your blog post can make all the difference?

Download our FREE Blog Post Template to see how to make your content stand out from the crowd!

DOWNLOAD NOW

Get your Guide to Google Ads!

Everyone knows that SEO is important to any website, but often we forget about the power of paid Google Ads.

It needn't cost the earth, can be targeted well and can bring in business easily from Day 1!

Our FREE downloadable Google Ads Guide will help you to hit the ground running.

DOWNLOAD NOW

5 Killer Marketing Emails!

One of the most valuable tools in your online arsenal is your email/newsletter subscription list, yet it’s one of the ones that is most easy to ignore.

Simply put, if someone has signed up to your email list, they have given you permission to contact them, and how you use the first few emails that you send can be the deciding factor in whether they stay on your list and eventually become a customer, or hit the unsubscribe button so fast that you never get a chance to pitch your business.

So let’s look at 5 killer e-marketing email types, what they do and how to use them!

DOWNLOAD NOW

Start 2021 as you mean to go on!

Every great marketing campaign starts with the basics of getting your brand focused and clear.

Use our free brand guideline template to ensure that your brand is consistent across all of your content!

DOWNLOAD NOW

Happy Christmas from Flappy Santa!

It's Christmas Day so let's start with some fun - can you guide our intrepid Santa through the Christmas obstacles?

Don't forget to share your score at the end with the hashtag #SquareSanta

PLAY NOW