Whether you are new to the world of blogging or you’re a seasoned blogger, you know how easy it is to get lost when trying to come up with new blog post ideas.
Everyone is telling you that the only secret to becoming an authority in a niche is to write frequently about it.
But the real question is, what should you write about?
Churning out five blog posts every week just because you want to attract more traffic is not a good idea.
You should not create content just for content’s sake.
Rather, your content should target a topic that your audience wants to know about.
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In other words, your blogs should address your audiences’ pain points, offer them useful (and engaging) advice, tips, and answer their search queries.
But how can you find unique blog post ideas?
One obvious way of collecting ideas for your blog post topic is to knock on everyone’s door and ask them what they would like to read next.
You could also go ahead and give them a call.
If they don’t shut the door (or hang up) on your face, chances are that you will have a good list of topics that your audience wants to know about.
What if there’s a much easier way to go about this?
What if you can use these tools to get your creative juices flowing?
What if in just less than one day, you could pump blog post ideas that will skyrocket your blog’s SEO?
So, here I am going to list 10 free tools to help you generate valuable blog post ideas for your blog:
1. Answer the Public
Answer the Public is a free tool where you can find the questions that people commonly ask related to your particular niche.
The best way to use this tool is to find some of the most searched terms related to your targeted keywords.
You can do this by simply typing the keyword in the Google search bar.
This will give you hints of related terms that people are looking for.
Now use these terms as well as your main keyword in the Answer the Public tool.
The tool will take you to a data visualization page where you will find dozens of related questions.
Quora is also an online platform where people can post questions and random people will answer them.
It can be used for generating blog post ideas due to all the spaces you can follow and the questions within them.
If there is an in-depth question in a highly followed space, this can be turned into a blog post.
The questions in itself could be made into a blog post as a “Guide to Quora Topics” or “Using Questions and Answer Platform to Build Posts”.
There will surely be many questions related to your industry as well.
All you have to do is to look.
Reddit is another tool you can use to find questions about your niche.
You can find the “hot” and “rising” sections about each topic.
Other forums in your niche are also a great way of finding out what people are craving to know about in your industry.
With these tools, you will have a long list of topics that your audience wants to know about.
4. Google Trends for Trending Blog Post Ideas
Google Trends can help you uncover all the trending topics that people search on Google.
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You have a direct view of exactly what your audience searches for.
No need to go knocking on their doors!
Thanks to Google Trends, you don’t have to guess what people want to know about – it does all the work for you!
5. Google Related Searches
Sometimes, we think that we have just the right topic to write about.
But, some people may be searching for your topic a little differently.
When you put a query on google’s search bar, you will get “people also searched for” questions on the page.
Also searched questions will help you know the type of content your audience needs at that particular time.
Scroll down the end of your Google Search Page, and you shall find loads of ideas to write unique blog content.
6. Tweak Your Biz Title Generator
This is an amazing tool that will give you hundreds of topic titles based on your keyword.
Tweak your Biz Title Generator shows a range of title types.
These include how-to’s, secrets, listicles, and more.
LinkedIn is also a great platform to find out what influencers and experts are writing related to your topic.
When using LinkedIn for blog post ideas, the trick is to follow each post and assess the user engagement on each.
This will give you a clear idea of the topics that attract your readers and answer the question that they are looking for.
Ubersuggest can give you both content ideas as well as the top keywords to amp up your blog’s ranking.
Unlike Answer the Public, Ubersuggest will give you an idea of how many people are searching using your keyword.
Understanding the SV(search volume) will help you know if your content will receive any traffic.
It will also help you identify the sites that are ranking for the same keyword.
Even if you are new to blogging, you may have heard of Neil Patel.
Neil Patel shares free tools, tips, and courses to help bloggers, influencers, and digital marketers rank better.
The free version of Ubbersuggest is a great way to find trending, hot topics in your niche.
9. HubSpot’s Blog Topic Idea Generator
HubSpot offers free tools and tips to help bloggers and digital marketers.
This tool will help you find a week’s worth of blog post ideas just by putting in a few related nouns.
Use some highly searched keywords, and this free tool will generate new ideas for you.
If you want to find blog post ideas that are trending right now, Buzzsumo is the perfect tool for you.
If you want to validate if the target keyword you’re planning to optimize for on your content has some traction, then Buzzsumo provides you the data to see for yourself.
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The free version of the tool allows you to search for content ideas based on your keywords.
I would highly recommend you to use an Excel sheet to jot down trending topics related to your niche.
Every time you go on a hunt for blog post ideas, you shouldn’t just choose a single topic and then stop there.
Instead, make a list of blog topics and then sort them out according to your preference.
Coming up with blog topic ideas shouldn’t be boring.
You don’t have to knock on people’s doors.
If you have the right tools, searching for blog content ideas is one of the best ways of peeking into your audience’s minds to see what they want to know.
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My name is Sujoy Mukherji. I am an Internet Marketer, Entrepreneur & Professional Blogger. Founder of the Affiliate Hub Blog.