It’s tough for writers to keep up with the abundance of tactics for blog topic generation. It can get overwhelming trying to keep track of all the new flashy tactics. Sometimes, you might even lose focus and instead waste hours of valuable time trying to master a new tool to incorporate into your toolset, only to find that the tool wasn’t a fit at all.
Instead of recommending something new, this post will teach you how to make the most of Ubersuggest. If used correctly, Ubersuggest easily be the tool that helps provide the majority of your blog topic ideas.
Ubersuggest is a keyword suggestion tool that makes use of the Google suggest tool and other search tools. Translation: it allows you to jump into the mind of a searcher to see what they are looking for.
The following queries can also be used in conjunction with sites like Quora to generate more blog topics ideas. Here are 4 queries that will help get you started:
For the sake of this blog post, we’re going to try to find content ideas for a t-shirt printing site. Let’s assume ‘t shirts’ is a keyword we want to target. Keep in mind that you should mix and match with different abbreviations or spellings for keywords that you’re targeting to get a wider scope of results.
How to ___
eHow’s original model was to pump out loads of ‘how to’ content because people were actively looking for answers on how to solve specific problems. Simply type in ‘how to [YOUR KEYWORD]‘ and see what information comes out.
The ‘how to query’ gives you a great seed list of ideas to start with. But there’s more. With the initial list of keywords above, you can see what keyword modifiers people are using for ‘t shirts’. For example:
- how to cut
- how to make
- how to print
Try using these keywords to see what other ideas you can come up with. When you’re ready to look for other ideas, you can try the following queries:
Why do ___
If you’re out of content ideas and need something simple and powerful, Ubersuggest is the way to go. The queries above can help you get your creative juices flowing. Once you have a better understanding of what people want, you can enter in custom tailored queries to discover blog topic ideas that will knock it out of the park.
What are some other simple tactics you use for blog topic generation?
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