4 tools to help bloggers and writers get countless content ideas
We've all been behind the screen and typing up an article or some content for our websites and then hit a wall. What if there was something that can help us get an idea on our next post or at least give us a keyword to help us think about? Well there are a few of these tools and I'll go over them
I've definitely hit some walls before and then I will usually pop open one of the following 4 systems and services in order to get some ideas in a short amount of time. I can now write for as long as I wish due to the amount of information and titles I can think of in a little amount of time.
Let's get to it, shall we
1. Use the Google Adwords keyword planner.
Have you ever ran a Google adwords campaign in order to pull in clients from their search engine? Well if you haven't, you should definitely check it out. On adwords they have this think called the keyword planner and it's main goal is to help you with keyword ideas that are related to your main set that you already input. You can add in 10 keywords and it will develop a bunch of related keywords that you can pull an idea from. Pick a few that you like and expand on those. Get to writing
2. Hubspots Blog Topic Generator
This tool is actually pretty awesome, it's extremely easy to use as well. All you have to do is submit 1 to 3 nouns or terms into the fields on hubspots blog topic generator and when you submit them it will spit out a list of topics that would take you a while to write about. If you make it through all of these topics fairly quick, you can resubmit and do it again and again
Since this system uses keywords, you can pair it up very well with adwords keyword planner and never run out of topics.
One of my favorite things about this system is that if you don't like the first set of ideas it spits out, you can click "Try Again" and it will spit out 5 more You can actually just copy and paste the ideas and click "Try Again" to get more. Copy and paste dozens of ideas and get to writing
3. Use BuzzSumo to figure out trending content in order to get ideas.
The two previous methods are great for getting your own ideas on what to write up. BuzzSumo is a system that will show you what is already trending and you can write up on that if you'd like. It's already doing well so you know you don't have to test out the content
You can go to BuzzSumo and enter the keywords from the adwords keyword planner or you can enter one of the titles from hubspots topic generator and let BuzzSumo show you what's already being written. The results will be sorted by social shares and a few other metrics which can help you choose what to write about.
4. Use Moz Content to get ideas
Moz content is truly unique when it comes to getting ideas. A ton of marketing teams strugle with a complete content audit, but moz content can do it in a few seconds with only your websites URL You can also add in your competitors URL to see what they're doing ;)
I don't use this as much as the other systems, but I wanted to let everyone know just in case they like it better than me