7 New Ways to Find Blog Post Ideas That Attract Backlinks

Finding ideas to blog about is a tough job, even for an experienced blogger.

No matter, how good are you at brainstorming ideas, you run out of ideas some of the times.

There are dozens of posts that explain to you how to find blog topic ideas. The majority of those posts fail to explain how to find ideas that drive real backlinks to your blog.

The best way to build natural backlinks is to produce great content and properly promote it. For that, brainstorming ideas for blogging that have the potential to drive high-quality backlinks is essential.

The specialty of this post is that in this post, I will explain you to find ideas that drive you high traffic and backlinks.

Let’s get started.


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1. Quora:

It’s a goldmine to find ideas for blogging about. Leveraging it for building your blog and finding inspirations, can do wonders.

Let me unveil you the dirty little secret of finding post ideas that drive backlinks to your site.

Head over to Quora.

There, search for the topic of your interest.

Quora top followed

In the above example, I searched for the topic ‘content marketing’.

There, I searched for the questions that have quite a decent number of followers.

If a question has good followers, that means it is a common question.

There’s the thing.

If you create content on the same topic, you’ll get great readership. Moreover, you may get potential backlinks if you present the topic in a unique way.

When you create content on the topic you find in Quora, I advise you to answer the original question along with a link back to your site.

By this, you’ll get additional targeted traffic from visitors and as well as the followers of the questions.

When targeted traffic comes to your blog, you’ll boost your social shares, and you may attract good backlinks.


2. Use the power of Google search:

Google is the best friend of yours to help you find the best topic ideas.

You may ask me – “What should I search for? I am dry”.

Here’s the trick.

Research after research it is found that following are the types of content that are shared and linked to most of the times.

  • Infographics
  • Ultimate guides
  • List posts
  • Case studies

Now you know what.

Before implementing this strategy, I advise you to install Ahrefs Toolbar for your browser. Ahrefs has the largest database of backlinks. The toolbar displays the number of backlinks the search results have.

I’ll get you clear. Keep reading.

2.1. Find infographics ideas:

Search Google for,

Your keyword + “Infographic”

It returns you all the top infographics in your niche. Most of the top results have a good amount of backlinks.

Infographics ideas

As I said earlier, for accurate results, as you can see in the above screenshot, you need to activate the Ahrefs toolbar. It displays the number of backlinks beneath the search results.

You can also combine multiple keywords for more results.

Like, if you are in blogging and SEO niche you may need to search for the term,

Blogging OR SEO + “Infographic”

It returns all the pages that have infographics either related to blogging or SEO.

Like this, by adding keywords, you can expand the number of potential post ideas you get. Just join the keywords with the operator ‘OR’.

2.2. Ultimate guides:

Similarly, ultimate guides are the link magnets. They attract great backlinks if promoted properly.

If you are determined to create ultimate or complete guides in your niche, you need some ideas.

Here’s how to use Google search for generating ideas for your ultimate guide.

Ultimate guide

As you can see in the above screenshot, just search for a keyword.

Keyword1 OR Keyword2 + “ultimate guide”

You can also replace the word ultimate with complete, definitive, etc.

Just scan the top results. Examine the results that have good backlinks. Come up with a unique idea.

Create a great blog post that’s the best in class. Promote it properly and get backlinks.

Isn’t it simple?

2.3. List posts

List posts

As you can see in the above screenshot, you’ve to just search for the keyword list along with your keywords. Just combine the search operators to find the desired results.

I’ve used the asterisk symbol it is a wildcard character that matches any text before the word “list”.

With this method, you can find all the top performing list posts in your niche. Just examine the results. Pick the topic that is driving good backlinks and is unique. Start building a list on the topic.

Make sure you keep the quality of your list post higher than that of the original source. By this, you can make sure that you attract good backlinks and rank higher in search results.

2.4. Case Studies:

Just search for the case studies in your niche following the same method I described above.

Below is the example.

Case study search

Just search,

Keyword1 OR Keyword2 + “case study”

Now activate the Ahrefs toolbar. Now get a unique idea for your case study.

It’s as simple as that.


3. Publish Interviews and Roundups:

Interview influencers in your niche. It will drive lots of traffic and some potential backlinks to your site.

Let me give you an example.

Interviews list

Here’s a screenshot from the blog of Erik Emanuelli.

He lists all the interviews of him on the web on his about page.

That means, if you interview him, you’ll get a backlink.

It’s simple as that.

Like this, you need to learn the art of interviewing people. It drives you traffic and some backlinks to your site.

You may also try including more people in the roundups. By this, you increase the chances of getting backlinks.

When you run out of ideas, the best idea is to reach out influential bloggers and marketers, publish interviews or roundups, and gain easy backlinks and traffic.

Isn't it simple?

Click here to read more about this link building technique along with 4 others.


4. Broken link building:

This is probably the most effective way to build backlinks and at the same time find content ideas.

For this, you need to search for the posts in your niche, which regularly publish the resources or best articles list.

Some sites also curate content monthly to show off the top articles in the niche around the web.

You need to search for those type of articles. Make use of extensions like Check My Links to check for broken links on the resource page. Now you need to create content on the same topic in your blog. You got a new content idea. Wow.

Now for the sake of a backlink, you need to just ping the webmaster about the broken link and introduce your new piece of content to him. By this, he will be happy to link to you as you helped him to fix the broken link. The majority of people won’t mind linking to you.

Read this article by Anil Agrawal from BloggersPassion to know more about broken link building.


5. Scan the headlines:

There are plenty of RSS readers, blog aggregators, and content curation sites, which collects the best resources and articles in a niche.

You need to just scan the headlines of the content curated on those ideas to spark up some new blog post content ideas in your brain. The content you are scanning should be popular to get backlinks.

Below are some of the best places to find content ideas like this:

  • Alltop
  • Flipboard
  • Scoop.it
  • Pinterest boards
  • Feedly
  • Blog communities
  • Twitter hashtags

Just search for the keyword related to your niche in the search box for these tools, and get content ideas.

For Twitter, just search your keyword.

Twitter post ideas

Now you need to examine the Tweets that got great engagement. You can find tons of ideas for you to blog about.


6. Ask your readers what they are struggling with:

Many of the top bloggers already use this strategy.

For this strategy to work, you need to have decent subscribers on your list. Just send out a mail to all of them, to reply any problems they’re facing.

Alternatively, you can directly ask them like – “What content you expect from my blog?” by this you can leverage your email list to get content ideas for you to blog about.

For example, if your email list is 1000 in size. You get 2% reply rate, then it accounts to 20 different blog post ideas. Wow! A lot of content ideas.

Creating blog posts, on what readers are struggling with is a great way to generate traffic, trust, and loyalty. You get ideas from this and also your readers will be greatly benefited.

When you tap on the burning problem in your niche, chances of you attracting right backlinks will be more.

Try to solve a huge problem in your niche.

PS: If you don't already have an email list, you can start building one by using any of these best email marketing services. Also, please refer to this page for a complete tutorial.


7. Browse forums and communities:

There is a variety of niche forums. For internet marketing, there are niches like Warrior Forum, Digital Point, SitePoint, etc. You need to just browse through the forums within your niche to find new content ideas.

You’ll also often come across the burning problems that people are facing.

You can also join some of the popular communities in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Plus. You can interact with the people to get new content ideas.

Another tip is to browse the Disqus community. The majority of sites use Disqus as their commenting platform.

Browse discussions regarding your niche and find new content ideas by observing the questions asked by the readers.


Wrapping up

These are some the effective ways to find content ideas that generate backlinks to your site.

I suggest you maintain an idea file and update it as you come across the ideas to blog about. It makes sure that your inspiration won’t dry out. Whenever you start writing a blog post, you can refer that file for oiling your machine up.

Make sure the content you create is of high-quality because no one links to your content if it is mediocre and do not deliver value to your readers.

I hope you found this article helpful.

About Ankit Singla

Hi, I'm Ankit Singla founder of BloggerTipsTricks. A blog which helps you master the art of Blogging. Join our Facebook Community and stay connected with other like-minded bloggers.

77 thoughts on “7 New Ways to Find Blog Post Ideas That Attract Backlinks”

  1. Exceptional post Bro 🙂

    Thanks for the killer tips. Hope this would engage your readers well and am sure you’ll get more comments on this post.

    I really appreciate your hard work, keep doing it 🙂

    • Thanks a lot Nirmala Mam.. Your posts and comments always inspire to write good posts. I also hope to get readers engagement on this post.
      Thanks for your appreciation 🙂

  2. These are the brilliant ideas for blog posts. Helping others on competitor’s blogs is really great and it helps in getting traffic + readerships. Thanks for sharing your views.

    Regards,
    Mohammed Yaqoob

    • Yes Mohammed bro, I have personally tried it on MBT and get amazing results. It increase my blog reader and traffic also.
      You must try it once, definitely it’ll be productive for you.

      • Hi! Ankit

        I must say, impressive article bro. 🙂 I am a newbie, blogger. So I have one question. What is MBT? as I m newbie blogger I don’t much about it. So can u tell what it really is?

        • Hi Jaydev, at that time I was talking about MyBloggerTricks.com (MBT).

          But now, I have updated the article with fresh and more detailed content. Do let me know what you think about this updated article.

          Thanks,
          Ankit

  3. Very nice and detailed guide and its a great advisable post for mostly all beginners from where and how to come up with new posts!

    I don’t remember your blog post in which you had told about driving traffic from Yahoo Answer and it really works.

    Adding something from my side to this post. If someone is not getting ideas about what to write then one must go to Yahoo Answers and check what people are asking there and post articles to solve their problems and then share links there.

  4. Nice awesome post Ankit..

    Most of bloggers struggle very hard to get post idea. It will help them.

    One tip I want to share what I use, create a Post Idea document in Google Docs, prepare list of your favorite blogs which are under your niche, browse randomly what you got just write it in the Post Idea doc.
    By using Google Doc it will available to you everywhere. Next time when you think to post something .. look into this doc.

    Thanks 🙂

  5. Excellent Post 😉 everyday im getting a new tips from this site and its helps me alot
    Thanks and keep up the good work

  6. thanks for sharing about what you know ankit. guest post community in facebook is fairly new to me. making articles based on unanswered queries of commentators is also my technique 🙂

  7. Hi Ankit,
    Your article is really good, new bloggers going to love this article it will help a lot and your writing part is too good.

    I like the point number 3 as you said replying to comments get a regular reader and i think you have taken the advantage of that. from that site.

    I disagree with your 2 points getting post idea from YouTube as in YouTube there are limited number of videos related to blogging. From there you can take a post idea if there is very less videos related to blogging.??? Youtube is not popular for blogging Tips .

    1 point you can add i think this might be funny one, talking about nonsense things then also you can get the post idea. What you think about this ??

    Regards
    Aditya Singh

    • Bro he doesn’t giving tricks only for his blog. But these tricks are for all kind of blogs. So if anyone running other blogs it will help them. Atleast Youtube helping me lot.

  8. Informative post really this will helpful for us ankit bro u made fabulous post here i Appreciate your work and try to work on this tips thank u so much ankit bro
    best of luck
    R.S

  9. Hey Ankit, well to be frank when you wrote that first tip of “GOOGL-ing out the things”, I was really thinking that this mahn is crazy o what? 😛
    But jokes apart I never knew that such simple ways can lead you to write on numerous number of topics.
    Thanks a lot for such useful tips.

    Regards

  10. Wow ankit bro you really raised a very important topic. I have got one another idea about how to write unique future posts. I have never thoughts about it, Now from today we will start finding new post by using google.Knock the google door. Really GReat work,

  11. Hi Buddy,

    This is probably my first visit to your blog and this is really an awesome post. It’s really frustrating when you don’t find any ideas for the new blogs posts. I can surely redirect my followers to this article to get some ideas for writing new blog posts.

    • Hey Pawan bro, I remembered you post guest post on BloggerDoc right? And I think you land on blog from there via my Guest post.
      Nice to see you here bro and thanks a lot for appreciating my work.
      I’ll be heart touching if you redirect your followers to this guide 😛
      Hope to see you more often around my blog dear 🙂
      Regards!
      Ankit

  12. Reading comments is truly awesome tips to get new post ideas. It happens quite often to me as well when I’m responding comments in my blog or reading comments in other blogs. Sometimes, I’ve written comment and felt that the topic should be elaborated, I switch the comment to new post in my blog.

  13. Great post about idea which I normally check the comments and google instant by just entering an keyword or some phrase which google suggest me something based on that i prepare some post between nice update

  14. I simply want to mention I am just beginner to blogging and certainly enjoyed this page. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly have fantastic writings. Many thanks for revealing your blog site.

  15. Yes bro, I always comment in my niche blogs, just what I am doing here. 😉

    But you have given a superb idea to reply to such comments to which the blog’s owner has not replied, thanks bro.

  16. Hi Ankit,

    This is a wonderful post that you have shared. Thank you so much. I request you to keep posting similar thoughts and ideas in future. That will be very helpful. Also I request you to write a Guest Blog for my website. I am really impressed by your writing skills. Please let me know if you are interested for writing a Guest Blog for my website. 🙂

    Thanks in Advance .

  17. Nice article Ankit, I would like to ad one more source to your list “Topsy”, Using any keyword on Topsy we can easily find out what are the topic of discussion around that keyword. There are many other such third party sources to find great ideas.

  18. Hi Ankit,
    Great post bro. I’m going to steal your third way i.e. I’ll try to reply unanswered comments on reputed blogs. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  19. Really good ways to get new fresh ideas
    And i really love your new theme , But , you could add more links in the menu

    Regards ,
    Rizwan @ BloggerKid.in

  20. This post was so helpful! I didn’t even get past tip #1, lol. But you’ve given me an easy way to find inspiration. I’m going to go back and read the rest of your post now. 🙂 Thanks again for bringing me some motivation and confidence to bringing my blog back to life!

  21. Hi,
    Your idea on youtube is GREAT.
    I know that. I have practical experience in that.
    just by adding few lines(my opinion) on an existing youtube
    video (embedding in my website) I created
    thousand of free backlinks. I dont know how it works.
    I copied this idea from an IM blog. It works!.
    regards
    vinodh

  22. I appreciate the way you write whatever may be the topic. Your first suggestion to get blog topic ideas is the best though stealing ideas from other bloggers is my most used method.

  23. Hello Ankit,

    Firstly hats off to you,

    This is what i looking for and After long time i found unique post. this post is very useful for me. All ways are very nice but i like mostly #3

    Thanks bro, keep posting like this articles

    Looking forward for more….

    Regards,

    Mahadev

  24. Your all tips was well detailed. Yeah Google really helps blogger to find new something for posting. YouTube videos help us to get knowledge and get tips from biggest persons that’s why we can get also blog post ideas from YouTube. Keep it up the hard work. Hard work plays an important role in getting success.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Romjan Dhayan

  25. I mentioned you as Neil Patel version 2.0 in one of my blog post.
    With this article you proved again that I am not wrong.
    Great research shows in each and every content of your blog.
    Thanks for making our job easier.
    Cheers…..

  26. Hi Ankit,

    A very informative and useful article.

    I completely agree with all your points. Quora and Google search are really an easy way to find new ideas and for generating backlinks. I am also planning to publish interviews as recommended on my blog.

    Overall an awesome guide. Thank you for all your time to share such a nice post with us.

    Regards,
    Vikash

  27. Wow! What an epic article! Most of the link building tactics are well known but I found many new ones and will test them over time. Building back links correctly is essential for top ranking so this is great resource of relevant info!

  28. Hi Mr Singla. Thanks for your nice article. It will help me one step further to improve my website. But sometimes I feel that how much help will I get from broken link building. Is it really effective from the others ?

  29. Hello Ankit,
    Your article speaks volume of creating ideas from existing content. Using #Infographics and #Quora are two beneficial methods which will not only bring traffic, but at the same time link juice. Having the right heading for your article can also put your article high in Google search rankings.

    Your ideas are good. The only thing when using Quora, is that the content should not be duplicate, otherwise, you will not have any value.

    Once again, a rich article on link building. 🙂

  30. Thanks for obtaining such a great blog post. This is really useful for me to right the blog in the right path. Thanks for sharing this unique informative blog with us. Keep on blogging!!

  31. Hey Ankit,
    Glad to meet you here.. 🙂

    Fantastic. :)… my bro..Everything which are described in this post, great beneficial for me. In fact, I would like to say that it is shared only for me.

    This post will really help to improve my blogging.

    Thanks for sharing such a bunch of information by this post.. 🙂
    Hope you will come back soon with some more idea my dear bro…

    Have a nice week ahead.. 🙂
    – Ravi.

  32. Hello Ankit,
    I always get confused what to write next and then I visit Quora to search and find what other people are asking, Quora is my favorite platform to find new posts idea.

    Thank you so much for sharing ideas for blog posts.

  33. Hey!
    Ankit Singla this is a very good information for me bcoz i,m a new blogger and i have no idea about this type things but after this post i will learn lots of new things in blogging. i hope you always publish this type content regularly..
    this is a very good artical for me. thanks for sharing us..

  34. Hi, Ankit Bro!

    Very informative piece, you’ve published. Most of the ways you posted here were unknown to me, and especially that Broken Link Building one and getting post ideas with Quora. It was simple enough but didn’t come in my mind ever before. 😉

    Today, I was just searching the net about getting backlinks (new ways) to improve domain authority, and your post helped me a lot + I got some tips on what to do when nothing is left to write in my mind. 🙂

    Keep posting; I’ll keep reading :p

    ~ Shivansh Verma

  35. I must confess that this post is a master copy and the points are well made but permit me to add that LinkedIn is also a great tool to find post ideas especially for those in job niche.

  36. Great List Ankit! I know you outline a lot of ways in finding new topic ideas for writing articles. if I may suggest another great tool: https://trendingquestions.com – Basically gives you all the questions that are currently trending and you can use these questions to formulate great topic ideas for your articles.

  37. Great job, I appreciate your hard work. Personally I love browsing forums and facebook communities in search for getting new blog posts ideas. Good to know some other ways by which we can get ideas for blog posts. Keep sharing such great tips… 🙂

  38. Hi Ankit,

    First of all thanks for sharing another quality piece of content. As we all know that in search engine optimization quality backlinks matters a lot. With the help of these one can increase the ranking of any blog. You have shared some useful resources in this regard.

    Keep writing 🙂

    Mairaj

  39. An interesting article and also a useful one…

    The ways to find blog post ideas that generate backlinks is an awesome idea to every blogger.

    Thanks for this new ideas…

    what is Infographics???

  40. Hi, Ankit!
    Really a beautiful and informative post on blog post ideas! Thanks for writing this post 🙂
    The 7 tips you’ve mentioned are really great and worked for me quite well!
    Thanks Again 🙂

  41. Hi Ankit,

    Thank you so much for adding your voice to this topic. Sometime last two months, I published a similar topic like this.

    Getting blog post ideas have become so easy these days, especially when we pay rapt attention to comments on different blogs in our niche.

    One of the unique strategies you mentioned which I will be considering soon is expert roundup post.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

    Emmanuel

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