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Whether you’re an experienced blogger or just beginning your journey, coming up with new blog content week after week can be daunting.
Thinking of new blog posts, providing value, keeping a consistent schedule, it’s a lot.
And sometimes, the creative blog juices just aren’t flowing.
It’s frustrating. What seems like a simple part of blogging has you feeling stuck.
I’ve tried my fair share of ways to come up with blog post ideas including Pinterest, Answer the Public, Title Generators, and asking my audience. They’re all great and have their benefits, but the strategy I’m going to show you in this blog post is the easiest one I have found so far.
We’re going to use Google Autocomplete to show the questions people are asking, related to our niche.
This means you can answer the EXACT questions that people are searching for!
This strategy can be used for multiple topics to help brainstorm blog post ideas that will excite current readers and attract new ones.
Keep reading to find out how easy this strategy is or check out this video I did on using Google Autocomplete to see more!
What is Google Autocomplete?
Google Autocomplete is a feature that tries to predict what a user might be searching for.
It’s based on the words they are searching for, previous search history, and trending searches.
Here is an example of Google Autocomplete.
How This Strategy Works
Ok, ready for the fun part?
Take 10-20 minutes and try this strategy for yourself.
Using Google Autocomplete, find out what your audience is searching for and what questions they have related to your niche.
Start typing in the phrase below (Steps 1-4) and see what terms are highly searched for and trending.
These are the EXACT TOPICS AND QUESTIONS that people in your niche are searching for!
This is so exciting because you can use the results to create a list and brainstorm new blog post ideas that answer the questions your readers have.
We’re going to be going through the entire alphabet, A-Z, to get different ideas. I recommend writing down 2 ideas from each letter. You can always write down more than 2 ideas if you want!
With 32 letters in the alphabet, you will have 64 blog post ideas by the end of this brainstorming session.
And not just any old blog post ideas, these are blog post ideas that will keep your readers coming back for more.
By answering the questions people in your niche have, you are creating valuable and searchable content to get more organic traffic to your blog and website.
Step 1: Pick a topic from your niche
First things first, you’re going to pick one topic from your blog niche. Keep this pretty general so that Autocomplete can do its part.
For example, if my blog niche is blogging tips to help new bloggers grow some of my topics might be content creation, passive income, or building a website.
If you have a lifestyle blog based on outdoor adventures, your topics might include backpacking, travel tips, gear recommendations, etc.
If you have a baking blog, some topics might be 20-minute recipes, kid-friendly recipes, kitchen tools, etc.
If you have a running blog, some topics might be running exercises, running gear, running experiences, etc.
You get the idea.
So pick one of your topics to focus on.
Step 2: Type “Best (your topic) tips for” into Google
Now you are going to type “best (your topic) tips for” into Google.
I’ll use running for my example and you can see what ideas are generated when I type this in.
Notice the different suggestions that pop up right away. These change with every word that is added. If an idea is generated that you think would be a good blog post idea, go ahead and add it to your list!
Step 3: Start with A and write down 2 ideas
Now, you are going to start with the letter A and use the ideas generated by Google Autocomplete to pick 2 ideas. These are blog post ideas that you will refine at a later time but you are getting all the ideas you can from this one topic and letter.
In the example above, you can see the variety of running tips associated with the letter A. Again, these are questions that people are actually looking for!
They are questions that people want answered.
This is awesome for you and planning out your blog content.
Writing blog posts that specifically answer these questions is one strategy that will help you rank higher on Google. This means that people searching for certain things in your niche are more likely to find your blog and website.
And as you continue to create valuable content for them, readers will keep coming back for more.
Do you see how valuable this can be as a resource for you and creating blog content that people and your readers are excited about?
I hope so because this is exciting stuff, my friend!
Having a content calendar full of ideas that your audience will love and is driving new traffic to your website is a blogger’s dream!
Whoo! I’m excited. Ok, back to the exercise.
Once you have 2 ideas written down, move onto letter B.
Step 4: Continue generating ideas by going through the entire alphabet
Keep the same phrase “best (your topic) tips for” but now include the letter B. You will see a totally new set of questions and ideas generated. Write down 2 more ideas and continue to do this until you get all the way through the alphabet, to letter Z.
Additional Things to Know
Now that you’re ready to brainstorm all 32 letters keep a few things in mind.
- Not every letter will show you multiple results. Some will have 0. That is fine, you can take more than 2 ideas from other letters.
- Use this strategy for all the different topics in your blog. Get creative and do multiple brainstorming sessions for words that apply to your niche.
I know how frustrating it can be to consistently come up with the perfect blog post idea.
Whether you’re stuck or just need some inspiration, using this strategy and Google Autocomplete will help you have an endless supply of blog post ideas waiting in your queue.
And that right there is a bloggers’ dream!