17 Ways to Find New Topic Ideas for Your Blog (In 2020)
Posted On July 5, 2019
Your search for how to find blog post topic ideas in 2020 ends here!
Finding interesting blog topics is a very important step to making a successful blog.
Sometimes, even pro bloggers or writers stuck to find new post ideas or blog ideas for 2020…
I can understand the reason (They already published thousands of articles).
To make your life easier, I have listed down 17 ways to find good topic ideas for your blog.
Let’s jump right in…
#1 Underscore Technique in Google Search Box
This is a technique very few people know about.
First, type your main keyword or topic in Google, but don’t press enter.
Instead, put an underscore (“_”) and one space before your main keyword in the Google search box.
Google will show you word suggestions that appear before your keyword.
These are extremely lesser-known topics your competitions might not know about.
#2 Google Suggested Keywords as Topics
When Google is there, you don’t need to fear 🙂
Start with Google to find awesome blogging topic ideas.
Here is how:
First, search for your main keyword in Google and hit the space button.
Google will start suggesting keywords based on your searched keyword.
This is called the Autosuggest…
If you look closely, you will see various long-tail keywords.
In this case:
digital marketing tips for beginners
digital marketing tips to grow your business
digital marketing tips for restaurants
These are awesome and different topic ideas for your blog.
#3 Google Question-Based Searches (How, Why, When etc.)
This is a super helpful technique to get untapped blog topic ideas.
Again you have to do Google search…
First, search for your main keyword or topic on Google.
Then, type “Why” “How” “What” “Where” “When” etc. before your keyword.
Here are a few examples:
I’m using “digital marketing” as my keyword in this example.
This technique will show you question-based topics that your target audience searches for in Google.
I personally love this process to find content ideas for a blog post.
#4 Searches related to feature in Google
If you search a keyword in Google and scroll down to the bottom of Google’s search results there’s a section called, “Searches related to…and your searched keyword”
First, search for “fashion tips” on Google.
Then, scroll down at the bottom of Google search results.
You will see something like this:
This area is a golden place for awesome long-tail keywords.
These long-tail keywords are your potential blog topics.
#5 Analyze People Also Ask Box
You’ve likely seen the People Also Ask box in Google’s search results.
Google shows similar questions in this box, that are closely or directly related to our searched keyword.
Another cool feature of this People also ask box is, when you click any of the questions from the box, it will automatically start showing even more questions (In other words topics).
Then you will see something like this:
Is this not a HUGE opportunity?
In short: A GOLDEN place for your new blog post topic ideas.
I just loved it 🙂
#6 Amazon.com (Books)
Have you ever tried Amazon for finding new topic ideas?
If you have a question in mind “how to find topics for your blog”, then you should try it…
To proceed with the process just head over to Amazon.com.
Then click on the book section…
Type a seed keyword (content marketing) in Amazon’s search box…
Then start scanning the page…
You should get a few interesting topics.
You can create amazing articles on these topics.
#7 Hack Google News (Pure Gold)
Google news is my all time favourite source to find awesome and mind-blowing blog post topic ideas.
Google only shows extremely useful and trusted articles in their news feed.
Your job is to search for a handful of seed keywords in Google news.
This news section is a pure GOLD for any writer.
Thanks to Google News 🙂
#8 Scan Forum for Topics
An online forum is a discussion platform where real people communicate on any topic.
Forums are untapped sources (extremely overlooked) for finding awesome content ideas.
That’s because real people are asking real questions in forums all the time.
Here’s how to find new content ideas using forums:
Go to Google and search “your seed keyword + forum”.
Open any of the forum websites from the search result.
You will be able to find some great content ideas like this:
You can add these topics to your new post ideas list.
#9 Look at Wikipedia Table of Contents
Have you ever analyzed Wikipedia for writing new articles?
Actually, Wikipedia is an overlooked goldmine for keyword and topic research.
Here’s how to use Wikipedia to find relevant and useful topics.
First, head over to Wikipedia homepage and type in a seed keyword in the search box:
Then, look at the table of “contents” section on the page:
Some of these sections will be killer blog post topics that you may not have found in other places.
Not ends here…
You can also get more broad topic ideas in the “See also” section…
Wikipedia always rocks 🙂
#10 Get Topic Ideas from Top Niche blogs
You can find interesting content ideas for your next blog posts from other top blogs in your industry.
The process is very simple…
First, use any of the following search strings in Google.
best fitness blogs
top fitness blogs
top 50 fitness blogs
top 100 fitness blogs
Once you open a website from the search result, you can see something like this:
Often, few bloggers love to make a list of best niche blogs for their readers.
If you analyze these industry top blogs, you will SURELY find out of the box content ideas.
#11 Discover Real Content Ideas with Quora
Quora is a popular question and answer website.
There are several Q&A websites on the web, however, Quora is the most popular and most visited site.
According to Alexa, it’s one of the 100 most visited websites worldwide.
Okay, to use Quora, you have to create a Gmail account…
Once you logged into Quora, type a seed keyword related to your niche.
Then Quora will show you the most popular and relevant questions (topics) on that topic:
This is why people love Quora.
Quora always gives you related keyword and topic ideas that you may not have found anywhere else.
Wait, there is more from Quora…
When you click on a particular question, you’ll see more related questions on the right-hand side:
Related Questions = new content ideas
Just awesome 🙂
#12 Find Content Ideas in BuzzSumo
BuzzSumo is a tool that allows you to find the most shared content on social media like Facebook, Twitter etc.
Just enter a broad keyword in the search box related to your industry or business…
…And you will get a list of most shared content on social media.
This is a VERY important data…
This data shows you how much popular a topic is on social media.
You should target the most shared topics.
Remember: More share = more traffic to your website.
You can also steal your competitor’s best performing content in social media.
Just enter a competitor domain in the search box…
BuzzSumo will show you lists of the most shared content of your competitor.
Very useful information!
#13 SEMrush Topic Research
SEMrush is one of the most popular and useful tools for online marketing.
A new Topic Research tool feature from SEMrush will show you a HUGE number of content ideas.
To start with the process, just head over to semrush.com.
Then, click on “Topic Research” from the left menu.
Then, type a keyword related to your niche and hit the “Get content ideas” button…
SEMrush will show you the most relevant subtopics of your main topic.
Once you click any of the most relevant subtopics, SEMrush will show you headlines and questions under that subtopic.
You will get awesome content ideas from these headlines and questions…
What an amazing feature SEMrush has added for FREE 🙂
#14 Twitter Latest Search Feature
You can find very fresh content ideas on Twitter.
Here is how it works:
First, head over to twitter.com and enter a seed keyword in the search box…
Then click on “Latest” from the left…
You will get several FRESH content ideas like this:
If you wait for a few seconds or minutes (depending on the topic popularity), you will get dozens of new content ideas continuously…
Pretty cool 🙂
#15 Hack Alltop: (A Great Place for Finding New Topics)
You can generate blog post ideas from AllTop…
AllTop is one of the leading blog aggregators on the web.
(A blog aggregator is a collection of blogs in one place).
Just head over to AllTop and choose a relevant category.
You’ll get a list of the best blogs in your industry like this:
If you dig deeper, you can find a few amazing blog topic ideas (very helpful).
#16 Use Google’s Keyword Planner
We all know that GKP is a FREE keyword research tool provided by Google.
You can also use this tool to generate new blog content ideas.
Here is how:
Enter a keyword in the search box.
And hit “Get Results”…
You will get a handful of other related keywords.
You can use these broad keywords to find more long tail keywords (content topics).
#17 Find Question-Based Topics With Answer The Public
Answer The Public is a useful keyword research tool for discovering question-focused topics very easily.
First, enter a seed keyword into the search field and click “Get Questions”:
Bingo! you will get several questions that real people tend to ask about your topic:
You can also download all the questions to pick the best from the list…
Now It’s Your Turn…
What do you think about my tips on how to come up with blog topic ideas?
Do you have strategies in your mind to generate awesome topic ideas?
Please share it in the comment box…