In my last blog I talked about my love for paid advertising. I also stated that I love the power of blogging as well. But so many people avoid the power of blogging because they find it hard to get fresh content. In this blog post I will share 7 easy ways to generate content for your blog using the internet.
When you are searching for ways to generate great content for your blog, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel. BuzzSumo is a nifty online tool that lists content that is already creating a buzz.
This tool can be used in several ways. It can be a source of developing new ideas based on what is already popular. But it can also be an opportunity create a similar article that is already proven to be a hit.
If you choose the latter, then it would be wise to create a skycraper post that takes the original post to a whole different level. That means you would have to write a similar but better article. This is a popular method for creating a ton of traffic to your blog.
Reviewing new products in your niche works well for creating fresh content. This method can also be a great income generator for your blog.
That’s because product reviews can generate massive amounts of traffic. The reason being is that the keywords are not yet competitive. But at the same time, if the product is popular, there will be a buzz around the product already. Thus creating a ton of searches.
Imagine ranking for keywords that not very competitive but delivers traffic at the same time. If the product has an affiliate program, it is an easy opportunity to provide your opinion while creating an income.
Curating content is the easiest way to add new content to your blog. Content curation is basically taking someone else content and posting it on your blog. It works well for finding exclusive content that your readers will love.
This is totally legal as long as you give credit to the original author. You can do that by adding a link to the original article at the end of the post. Many popular sites online are built solely on curated content. One of the most famous ones is the Huffington Post.
When done right, your blog can benefit greatly from the traffic generated. It also helps you to stay consistent with your blog posting. This is great for days where your creating juices are not flowing.
When using curated content, I usually create a unique intro and conclusion after the content. I find this helpful to create a unique identity to the article.
Although curating content is a great alternative, you should use this sparingly. I don’t recommend overusing this option. Especially if you are trying to brand yourself as a leader in your niche.
I absolutely love tools that make my life easier. One tool that totally delivers is called Answer The Public. It is a compilation of the most popular questions that people ask in any niche.
All you have to do is post a topic. Then the tool will generate a list of questions that can be the basis of your blog content. How easy is that?
It is even better if you can provide a great answer that solves a solution. I make it a habit to create at least one blog post a week using this tool. Have fun it with.
Just about every niche you can think of has a forum. And what do people do in forums? For one they provide solutions to common problems. But most of all, they ask questions.
These questions are often answered by newbies just trying to get involved. And these answers are not always detailed enough to provide a solution. This is great opportunity for you to create a detailed blog post answering the most common questions from these forums.
You can also share your blog post in the forums. This will help generate traffic back to your site while establishing you as an authority in your niche.
The forum strategy can also be used in Facebook groups. In fact, the strategy can be even more powerful with the viral nature of social media. Not to mention that FB is the most visited site on the internet.
These groups are goldmines to find content for your blog. You don’t have to search too hard before you find someone asking questions about their situation. All it takes is searching groups on FB on a consistent basis to find tons of questions that you can transform into blog posts.
Sharing your blog post on Facebook is also easier. In wordpress there are plugins such as Jetpack that automatically syndicates to social media.
As always, I save the best for last. What better way to get fresh content for your blog than to ask your readers. Doing a survey that you make available on your blog and email lists can reveal a ton of relevant content.
This is a way to connect with your audience even deeper by getting them involved in the process. You may find it to be the most effective blog posts you ever created. You can even take the information created and go a step further by creating a guide.
Survey Monkey can help create a surveys that can help you with this process. Your audience can answer a list of questions anonymously. This way they will feel comfortable giving you the unfiltered truth.
Can you think of any other brilliant ways to get fresh content for your blog? If so, feel free to get involve and share them with us in your comments.
Hello my name is Marc Marseille and welcome to my website. I have been marketing online since 2008. My experiences online includes running my own SEO agency, affiliate marketing and getting certified as a Google Adwords partner. In this blog I will be sharing with you all that I have learned online since 2008 and hopefully assist you in your path to success.