The Easiest Way to Find the Best Topics to Write About Online
If you're having a hard time coming up with topics to write about then you need to read this!
I'm about to show you a simple method you can use to please your readers each and every time and then I'll give you an update on my journey to the number one spot on Google.
By the end of this article you'll have a TON of topics to write about!
How to Find the Best Topics to Write About
In order to keep rolling out articles, blog posts and so on you need to come up with something to write about, right? And if you write often or are stressed out then eventually you're going to run out of ideas and might put off writing.
But you can easily find out what topics you should be writing about by simply paying attention to what people want. You don't have to ask them what they want you to write about, they've already told you in many different ways. Go ahead a look at the comments they leave you... is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in the comments? Well, then you can focus on that issue and go into detail on how to solve it and before you know it you have a full on article that you know people are going to love reading about. How do I know this works? Someone asked me in a comment how I come up with the topics that I write about, so I wrote this.
And it's not just the comments you should focus on. Does the site you write on have a question and answer section where people can have their questions answered by other members? I know this site does. What about forums or FAQ? Go through these areas and find the topics that keep coming up over and over again. Then come up with your own solution that's not just a carbon copy of how everyone else answered.
You want to stand out but you also want to know what you're talking about. So it's a best practice to look at these questions, concerns and issues and only write on the topic if you can solve the problem without having to do research. If you have the answer and it's some unique way of solving the problem that no one else has mentioned and you don't have to research anything to start writing, then you've got your topic! You're going to stand out because you have a new way of solving the problem. People are going to know you're the real deal because it's not just information you pulled from Wikipedia. And they're going to enjoy your writing style because the words will just flow out of you and you'll write as if you're talking to them through your article.
That's how I do it and I'm sure it'll work for you. I know my audience (HubPages and the rest of the internet) so I make sure that the topics I write on will actually benefit my readers. Before long you'll find certain areas that get the best responses and you can focus mainly in those areas.
Google Ranking Experiment Update
Now that you know the best topics to write about let's get into the update on the experiment I outlined in my article titled "My Journey to the Top Search Engine Ranking on Google". Which is a little challenge and learning experience to see how long it takes to get an article to rank number 1 on Google for a specific keyword.
I still haven't been getting any suggestion from my readers so I went ahead and got a few more backlinks today. I got a link from A1-Webmarks - make sure your links are marked as public. I got a link from Fark, even though the link may or may not get accepted. And I got a link from Buzz Flash, but I'm not really sure how the site works. It seems like the other site members have to "buzz" your submission up before it sees the light of day.
But I don't know if Google is really holding a grudge against HubPages, if there are more pages on Google's search engine or they are just slower to acknowledge new backlinks because my article has yet to be on the top 10 pages of Google. But guess what? I checked today and it's ranked number 34 on Yahoo, which puts it on page 4. And it's ranked number 30 on Bing, which puts it on page 3. So my recent efforts must be working well, since I got a few page boost on both Yahoo and Bing compared to yesterday. I'm sure it didn't hurt that my InfoBarrel article was just approved either.
Advanced Performance Details
But of course I have no clicks on my Google ads, since they did only get 6 impressions. But that's OK because this experiment isn't about making money. The article did get 14 hits in the last 24 hours though. But I have a feeling, based on its current rise in hub score, that the traffic will start gushing in.
And the stats on here are still messed up so it's only showing that I got traffic from HubPages and there are no keywords that pop up as ones that are bringing me traffic. So I'll just wait things out until they fix that bug.
The simple method I outlined above has been proven to help me and others come up with some of the best topics to write about. So pay attention to your readers and other people on the site and they'll tell you exactly what you should write about. Now you will never run out of ideas.