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27 Detailed Ways to Generate New Blog Post Ideas

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Comments

  1. Rae,

    I have read a few SEO/Blogging sites that focus on ideas to generate new content.

    There are many ideas on here that I haven’t read about anywhere but look extremely effective.

    The idea of mining data/articles from old sites is Gold. Many blogs drop off after a few months/years, especially in my Niche from what I have seen.

    Best.

    Troy

    • Thanks Troy. :)

      Yeah, in some of my niches I’ve seen the frequent drop offs as well. Honestly, I usually find them by trying to visit something on their site. The content put up was good. Typically the blogger got bored or couldn’t make any money (or didn’t know how to), but a lot of times the content was quality and wasn’t their survival problem.

      Mining the old sites takes a little bit of work. The file from Wayback Downloads can take a few hours to overnight to show up depending on the site size. Once I have it – unzipping, uploading to dev, and crawling with Screaming Frog takes minimal time. Most of the time is spent waiting for the files to upload to the server and the crawl to complete. :)

  2. Brian Harnish says:

    Hi Rae! It’s been awhile. Hello! *waves*. This is great. Love the Answer the Public idea. That’s a tool that I (and several of my colleagues) use in our content marketing efforts. I am going to have to experiment with a few of these ideas too.

  3. Daniel King says:

    Hey Guys,

    My name is Daniel King and I own / run Wayback Downloads mentioned in this article. Let me know if you have any questions about the recovery process.

  4. Kim Rowley says:

    I was going to comment and tell you that you needed a pinnable image in your post with the title in it, but then I remembered that you’re the Pinterest master! When I clicked the Pinterest browser button, I saw it! Can I ask why you don’t actually include that image in your post?

    And it’s a great post – I learned a lot!!

    • Thanks! I was going to include it but it was big and not needed. My new site design will make those appear more friendly without taking up a ton of space. :)

  5. Sarah Thornburg says:

    Wow. Now I really have no more excuses to come up with new blog posts ideas except for putting in the hours. :) I especially like the threepeat rule!

    • Glad you liked it! Yeah, putting in the hours is definitely the harder part. BUT, it’s typically what separates the wheat from the chaff. :)

  6. Very insightful article. Especially the SEMRush domain comparison. Have been using SEMRush for years but have never even tried that.

    And answer the public really is a great tool. Ssh. :)

    Thanks :)

  7. Matt Gardner says:

    Hey Rae, nice work but I’ve got a question for you… what are the three things in order or importance that you would recommend for someone just starting out..

  8. Claudia Blanton says:

    What an awesome and detailed post! I am also a fan of Semrush, and use Jaazy for my keyword searches. You included so many links here, that I have to look at all of them!

    This is my first time on your blog, I found you via Ninja Outreach. Blessings!

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