If you are wondering how to find blog topics, you have come to the right place. My husband and I write for Entrepreneur, Social Media Examiner, SEMrush, and five other websites so we know what it’s like to need new blog topics constantly. More often than not, we find ourselves choosing topics based on what’s most popular on the web.
Here are three great ways to find out what’s trending, what’s popular, and of course what the most searched for topics are on Google right now.
These tips can be applied to any blog and are 100% free.
How To Find Blog Topics People Love
#1 Use Alltop To The Most Popular Content
Alltop is owned by Guy Kawasaki. He is known for being a bestselling author, working for Apple, starting a series of successful businesses, and being a thought leader when it comes to neat business tools and strategies. Alltop doesn’t fall short of expectations! It shows what is most popular on the web in real-time.
To make things easier, there is a home page with a general overview and a search box that allows you to type in anything that matters to you. Alltop will then suggest categories and tags that you can select one at a time to display the most popular posts from specific categories.
Here is a preview of the Alltop home page showing the 5 most popular posts.
The great thing about Alltop is that you can customize it for free and create your own version of the home page in addition to the version shown above. That means that you can hand-pick blogs you want to monitor on Alltop based on what is most important to you. There is a long list of topics to choose from and if you are asking yourself how to find blog topics that get shared, Alltop is the place to be.
#2 Find What Is Most Looked For On Google
There are many ways to find out what is looked for on Google in the first place. Google AdWords’ Keywords Tool comes to mind. While this is a great tool, I find it much faster to use the WordPress Plugin SEO by Yoast for blog articles that are supposed to generate traffic and shares.
Here is a preview of what the SEO by Yoast looks like in WordPress:
The Focus Keyword suggestions are already sorted by search volume from highest to lowest. SEO by Yoast is genius for bloggers who are into how-to tutorials or get traffic from organic search results. Additionally, it is a great way to quickly research the exact phrase people search for most.
#3 Get Inspired By Medium
In case you haven’t heard of Medium yet, it’s a blog-publishing platform. Medium was founded by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in August 2012. If you know me at all, you know that I am crazy about social media and online branding in any form or shape and as you can imagine, I was one of the first people to sign up. I was member number 123 if I remember correctly and even though I have only published a few posts on Medium, I keep coming back for inspiration and occasionally, I share experiences.
Here is a preview of the Medium home page featuring the most popular articles of April 21, 2015:
If you are wondering how to find blog topics with Medium, you are not the only one. Many people browse through the home page without ever finding anything useful. The trick is to browse articles that are about specific topics such as tech, blogging, social media, entrepreneurship, or growth hacking. Whatever is most popular in those categories is usually exceptionally well written and inspires many bloggers to share similar experiences or adapt titles to their niche.
Create a variation of the titles that are popular on Medium to make them relevant to your readers. Here are some examples:
- Things Every […] Needs To Know About […]
- Please Stop Telling Me To […]
- What […] Can Teach […]
- […] Revisited
- What I Learned From […], In Chronological Order
There are 74,652,825 WordPress blogs as of April 21, 2015 – and counting. Everyone can blog and everyone can share. Having content that is based on what’s already popular is one of the best ways to ensure traffic. If you have found the information above helpful, please share this post. Thank you so much for your support!