Google is one giant database of information on the Internet. That’s why in this article, I’ll show you how to find blog topics by using this powerful search engine tool to generate ideas you otherwise wouldn’t have discovered by yourself. I will tell you where to look and teach you how to extract those ideas by giving an example. So if you’re looking for topics to blog, then you’ve come to the right place.
Why Use Search Engines like Google?
By using search engines to generate ideas for blog posts, you’re grabbing a bucket of water in a vast ocean of information on the Internet. That means you can easily grab hundreds of blog ideas related to your niche. The drawback is that you only get raw data using this technique, which means that you have to filter and further refine the topics you have collected so far.
But still, it’s a simple technique that has a huge potential. With each year passing, Google is getting smarter and is therefore getting better at delivering answers to its users. The same goes for Yahoo! and Bing. Therefore, I truly believe that you can rely on these search engines for generating blog ideas as well.
4 Simple Ways to Extract Ideas from Google
Generating blog topics is a breeze once you know how to use Google to your advantage. To get started, let’s use an example of a root word, and from that we are going to expand on it to come up with dozens of ideas in the end. Let’s take the term “online business” and enter it in Google search. Then at the same time, I will explain the four places you can find the potential topics to write for.
1. Google Instant Search
Look at the image shown and realize that you’ve just uncovered four hidden blog topics through Google suggestion tool in just a split second! Using “online business” as the root word, you can educate people on how to buy or sell a business online, create a list of online business ideas, come up with your own definition of an online business, and show people how to start an online business with your very own website.
- How to Buy an Online Business
- How to Sell an Online Business
- Ideas for an Online Business
- Starting an Online Business through a Website
2. Search Results
The next place you may want to look at is the SERP (Search Engine Results Page), which provides more insightful ideas as for generating blog post ideas. Just look at the headlines and their corresponding descriptions. Surely, your mind will spark new ideas as a result of looking at these results.
- How to Start an Online Business
- What’s the Best Online Business to Start
- Online Business Ideas that Work
- Steps to Starting an Online Business
- Best Ideas for an Online Business
3. Related Questions
The third source of blog ideas comes from questions that “People also ask”, which often appears in general keywords and less likely in more specific ones. The main purpose of this section is to further expand on what you’ve already searched because Google wants to help you with what you’re looking for. But hey, this yields another four more blog post opportunities that you can put to the list.
Topics Discovered: N/A (Results the same as previously stated)
4. Related Searches
Last but not the least, we have related searches, which I think is also a great place to mine for blogging ideas. I must admit, I’ve only discovered this until recently because I was paying more attention to the Instant Search feature and that I rarely notice it even if it’s staring me in front of my eyes. Just look at the suggestions for the term “online business” by scrolling to the end in order to take advantage of these topics.
- Successful Online Businesses
- Best Online Business to Start with no Money
- Start an Online Business without Investment
- Online Business Ideas for Beginners
- Top Ten Online Businesses
- Online Business in the Philippines
Create a Long List and Pick the Best Ones
Keep looking for blog topics in these four places and treat every idea you find as a new search query to further generate more ideas. And before you know it, you already have hundreds of ideas waiting to be written! Surely in this way, you’ll never run out of blog topics again and finally live in abundance. While doing this process, relax, don’t criticize, and just let the creative thoughts flow.
By the way, when looking for blog opportunities, don’t get topics that are too broad to discuss. Always be specific with what you want to blog about (unless you plan to write a long 5000+ words ultimate blog post). Doing so will keep your readers inside the boundaries of what you plan to deliver and will also save you time in publishing a post (especially if you’re just a beginner).
In the example I gave above, we only started with a single word: online business. But look what we’ve got, at least a dozen potential articles to make content with! Imagine if I continued digging in to make the topics more specific. Assuming every topic we discovered could potentially split into four topics, that would be 48 unique blog posts for you!
So what are we going to do with these 48 blog post ideas? Filter them. Only pick the best ones because not all of them will be good to write about. First off, do you know how much people are searching for these queries? Second, is the topic worth writing and blogging about? Third, what do you plan to do with the content you’re going to deliver? If your answers to these questions are clear and concise, then proceed with blogging it.
Research the Keyword First
So how do you find the blog topics that are worth blogging about? The simple answer is by doing keyword research. After all, you’re already searching in Google, so why not continue and perform a more in-depth research of each of the blog topics you found? Trust me, this will help you attract more readers into your website and will surely make your blogs more meaningful and useful.
To give you an idea, focus on the number of monthly searches and the amount of competition of the keyword to find out which topics will give you traffic. By the way, the keyword tool I’m using for my research is Jaaxy and the built-in keyword tool in Wealthy Affiliate. I know there are tools out there that give more awesome metrics, but simple data does it.
Truly, finding blog topics in search engines like Google is one good way to get started and is pretty convenient. Just think of it, every day or some other day you come to Google and look for answers to your questions, therefore you’re very familiar with using it already. I know there are other ways to get them such as latest news or trends, Q & A sites, blog topic generators and more, but I believe search engines will work just as well.
Once you know how to generate blog post ideas, then start focusing on creating content that is very helpful and informative. What’s the point of blogging about an awesome topic if you have low quality content? That’s why I recommend that you invest in trainings that teach you the fundamentals of creating great content. If you’re interested, try Wealthy Affiliate because this is where I learned my online business education.
That’s it for my article. Thanks for reading it if you’ve stayed this far. What can you say about my method? Did you find some great ideas through Google Search? Let me know by sharing your answers in the comments below.