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10 Useful Tools for Generating Blog Ideas

Not sure which topic you want to write about? Are you running out of content idea.

You've probably come to a point where you're wondering, "what do I want to blog today?”

As you're aware already, creating a blog plays a crucial role in generating your site traffic, improving your brand visibility, and ultimately ‒ leading more sales.

There are a lot of valuable tools out there available in the market to help you generate ideas for your next blog post.

In this post, we've compiled ten useful tools that will help you generate awesome blog ideas instead of just staring at a blank screen.

So are you ready? Let's get into it!

HubSpot's Blog Topic Generator

 

It's quite intimidating to generate topic ideas, especially for a growing blog. If you find it hard to search for unique angles for every post, or publish different types of content for your content marketing strategy, Hubspot's blog topic generator is undoubtedly there to help.

You can enter up to five nouns and the tool will help you figure out the rest by giving you five headlines ideas that will stimulate your creative juices. Then, from those titles, you can modify it a little bit so that it will fit your strategy better.

BuzzSumo 

 

BuzzSumo is a tool that will make you stay on topic for each post that you come up with. You can also use this to find out the most commonly asked questions across sites like Quora, Reddit, and Amazon.

Additionally, it helps you come up with exceptional content ideas, as well as track and locate questions about different topics and other companies. You can also look by URL or topic, and filter based on time.

Alltop 

 Alltop provides a collection of high-quality blog posts with hundreds of topics. You can immeadiately come up with blog ideas just by scanning blog titles that are shown in each category. 

For example, if you want to write a blog about SEO, there are hundreds of posts from the same topic that you can browse and learn from. You can search for related topics for every heading as well.

UberSuggest

UberSuggest is quite similar to Google Keyword Planner. Although, it's more streamlined. You can use a simplistic keyword to generate massive content ideas with this tool.

 Once you enter a search term, it will show you dozens of phrases that include your keyword. While it won't give you details about search volume or competition, it's an excellent tool to utilize if you want to come up with blog content ideas rapidly.

Google Trends

 

Google Trends can be used for marketing purposes, but do you know that it’s great in generating content ideas as well?

If you want to utilize it for brainstorming ideas, input terms that are related to your brand, business, products, or services. 

This tool gives you search patterns and associated search terms for whatever word or phrase you input.

Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

Primarily, the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin lets you optimize your posts for search engines and human readers. An additional feature is that it allows you to focus your post on a single idea.

Let's assume that you've started writing a blog post that lacks focus. This plug-in has a built-in keyword suggestion tool.

Also, if you've chosen a particular key phrase, it scores your draft based on how well it focuses on that specific phrase. Doing so keeps you on track by just focusing on a single topic.

SEOBook Keyword Tools

SEOBook Keyword Tools is another tool that you can utilize to come up with a blog post idea based on a specific topic. It provides you an in-depth approach in checking keywords that are closely related to a topic that you’re considering.

Also, if you’re starting with a broad topic in mind, but thinking of narrowing it down (because you want to optimize for search engines), then this tool is a perfect way to start.

Portent’s Content Idea Generator 

 If you want to come up with a click-worthy blog title immediately, then Portent’s Content Idea Generator is ideal for you. It’s a great tool to use if you want to come up with fresh and catchy blog titles infused with a little humor.

Here are some helpful guidelines to remember:

  • Don’t capitalize the keywords unless you’re using proper nouns.
  • Utilize a single version of your keyword.
  • Edit the result to come up with your own high-quality, and grammatically accurate headline.

Inbound Now’s Blog Title Idea Generator

 

Inbound Now is a user-friendly tool that helps you with straightforward titles. Merely click on the generate title idea, and it provides a title idea one at a time. 

While the blog title idea generator won’t seem like much, it keeps you stay focused on brainstorming ideas.

Moz Keyword Explorer

 

 

Moz doesn’t just suggest blog topics when you type a specific keyword in search. It gives you insight on the level of difficulty, the monthly search volume, priority for the phrase, and so on.

You’ll also get a couple of keyword suggestions, and a SERP analysis based on your search. Therefore, it tells you all you need to know about the specific topic phrase that you’ve submitted.

Over to You

At one point or another, coming up with fresh content ideas all the time can be daunting. So if you’re blogging for quite some time now, you’ve probably been through a lot.

The good thing is, you don’t have to sit there and brainstorm on your own until you’ve finally come up with an idea. 

Several tools are available on the market and most of them are free. They are there to help you out so that you can come up with more innovative content ideas.

Trying out the tools that we’ve provided above will help you out in your content strategy so that you can achieve results, establish your target audience, up your customer lifetime value, and fill your blog with killer content.

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Author Bio:

John Vuong is the sole owner of the top SEO Company in Toronto. John’s mission is to help local business owners improve their online influence, so they can dominate their industry. Using his business acumen and innate understanding of the local business landscape, John also writes blogs on customized SEO campaigns that are based on the clients’ needs.

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