Writing a blog post is a burning trend and will keep growing in the coming years. But, there are very few people who can create viral content through their unique ideas or writing style.
Would you like to write blog posts that go viral? Would you like to attract readers and make them come back for more?
Although virality is a holy grail for marketing, there’s no mystery formula to make each post a hit.
Below are 6 effective and trending ways to generate viral-worthy blog post ideas:
1. Popular Tools
To make your content go viral, you should think about using a few of these trending tools:
- Alltop – this is a great resource for bloggers in any niche, showing you the latest 5 posts for each blog so you can easily get inspirations for your next article.
- CoSchedule – you can use this tool to analyze the best headlines for blog posts and potentially drive social media engagement and SEO value.
- Piktochart – use this tool to instantly design professional infographics for your next blog post!
- BuzzSumo – if you want practical content ideas that have gone viral in the past, BuzzSumo is the right tool for you! Just search for a keyword or headline related to your topic and see how popular it is.
2. Keyword Research Tools
Finding the right keywords to draw in a maximum number readers can be tedious. Just go to Semrush.com and enter a keyword related to your industry. This tool gives you well-tried and tested keywords — the ones that help your competitors and industry leaders’ website rank in Google and Bing’s top outcomes.
With the help of Google Auto Search you can even generate title ideas for viral-worthy content. Open up a browser and do a Google search for a topic you wish to write about. When you do this, Google will automatically suggest keyword phrases that people are already searching for. These searches are perfect when it comes to modifying your content. For example, when you write into Google “how to write”, here are the auto suggest results:
3. Competitors’ Popular Posts
One of the most effortless approaches to concocting viral blog post ideas is to scrutinize your competitors’ best-performing keywords. Analyze which keywords generate traffic for your competitors’ websites and incorporate them into your blog posts. Try to evaluate 10 to 15 of their best blog posts as this will help you come up with many ideas to write about.
4. Competitor Blog Comments
After analyzing your competitors’ most popular blog posts, analyze the comments they have underneath. If you find any query-related comments then good for you! You can use those queries as your next blog post’s headline.
5. Social Media
These days, hashtags are a helpful method for understanding what is trending. Examining popular hashtags (even ones that are not directly tied to your business) can help you identify a great story to go along with your blog. If you click “search” on Instagram, it will also show you trending posts and tags. You can apply the same idea to Twitter.
6. Online Forums
Keep an eye out for credible opinions and information that are circulating around LinkedIn discussion groups. These can help you back up facts and statistics in your blog.
You can install the Discussions extension to your browser. This way, whenever you search a keyword on Google and tap the Discussion button, Google will expose you to results based on comments on review sites, query-based sites, and so on.
For more oomph, look for posts on Quora, Yahoo! Answers, or Q&A websites where there is some talk about your topic. Note down the questions that people are commonly asking and turn them into blog posts.
By applying these 6 effective methods, you can create content that captures readers’ attention.
Varun Sharma is a Co-Founder at KVR WebTech Pvt. Ltd., one of the fastest growing digital marketing company in India. He analyzes Digital Marketing strategies, trends and practices emphasizing on Mobile, SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing.