Wouldn’t it be great to be able to manufacture good article ideas out of thin air? In this post we will be looking at a couple of FREE resources used for finding blog ideas.
1) Ever Head of Google Alerts?
Every hour there are quite literally millions of posts and articles being indexed into Google. We can capitalize on this new information and use it for finding blog ideas by setting up relatively simple ‘alerts’.
This is an awesome way to get short article ideas injected straight into your email account on a daily basis.
If you want to be an authority in whatever niche you choose, you should be on top of things. To do this you are going to want to use the Google Alerts function:
This awesome function from Google will be sending you so many blog article ideas every day you will not be able to get through them all. You will also be able to stay on top of all the new products being released and easily locate their first reviews to!
The early bird catches the worm – set up at least five Google Alerts and watch the new ideas pour in each and every day!
2) Question & Answer Sites
I have to admit that I was a little late in the day when it came to leveraging good article ideas from Q & A sites.
If you are aware of the questions people are asking within your niche you are going to have a strong base to build your content upon. Finding blog ideas through Q & A sites is great as you can take questions and elaborate on them in your site.
Here are the main ‘players’ I tend to use to great effect:
All the ideas and concepts will really start flowing when you hit up these sites so make sure you make some sort of list. I usually create a master document with my short article ideas and then start writing them out.
You need to constantly top up your blog article ideas or your site will start to appear a little stagnant. The bloggers that manage to attract the most traffic are the bloggers that release new content daily.
This type of post frequency will really aid you create an ‘authority site’ instead of a flimsy little niche site. Don’t sit about thinking about the short term – think long term with your good article ideas and all the hard work you do now is going to lead to sustained success.
If you have any questions about these options finding blog ideas, please leave them in the comment section below.