As a blogger you use tools to come up with ideas for your content , you surf the web and participate in discussions and forums.But some times you feel that your website’s content is not so well connected.You have a hard time to interlink your posts and help your visitors navigate through.
but you can Get Content Ideas for your Website From Material that already Exist inside your blog
Groups of interlinked posts – SEO
As we already discussed websites with enough interlinks are powerful and search engines will index your pages faster and you get better rankings.Now every interlinked post is not alone , it is a part of a wider group.
UX – Bounce Rate Reduced
That comes as a natural result.A satisfied user that was able to find deep information for his queries will return.Your bounce rate will improve as you increase the chances of users might want to get through your content and won’t exit immediately.
What to Do to Track these Content Ideas
Comments on your blog posts
You are receiving comments on your posts and sometimes the users ask questions.You answer to that questions but you might slip the idea that these queries are possible future blog posts you want to expand upon.
Or may be someone is sharing his own experience on a subject , you may want to keep that in mind.
When you respond take a look at the rest of the comments for that post.Scan through them to find any inspiring idea and do take your notes.Read all the comments , both yours and the incoming,
Revisit your posts to correct any mistakes and to extract new ideas.
Extend the life of these posts , create something new based on what is already there.
A headline somewhere inside an article might be a wonderful new topic , a phrase , anything.
A new Point of View
A topic you already analysed can be examined through a different angle.
For example if you wrote a post describing a merchant or his products you may now create a new post looking through the customers’ side.
Restructuring – Reformatting – Repurposing
We have discussed about the benefits of repurposing existing content and how this process leads to a variety of different formats in order to keep your audience interested and alerted , waiting for more productions.
You can turn blog posts into videos or slide shares , podcasts , webinars or even infographics.And of course you can experiment with all the different formats of content and create something new.Any format of content can be converted to a new type.
You can even take parts of articles to reshape a beautiful e-book so that you can give away to your users.
But there is more to that.
During a podcast or an interview you may find new content ideas.
Even a webinar can be used to collect people’s queries and comments and as a result to create a post summarizing the whole concept.
You can take a part of a video and convert it to a new slide share or article.
But always when you present an updated version of existing content try to add some value , a new dimension , a new angle.
Motivate your Visitors to Participate and share their Opinions.
Your website success depends on your engagement with the visitors.Let them participate and feel like home.Create a post displaying some facts and then ask for their contribution.
Gather the answers and mix them up to create new material with citations on their names.
You have already produced content on your website , it is time to connect and interlink every part and therefore to get new ideas from what is published.You improve your website authority , search engines and users experience a better environment , the content is structured well and there is a logical hierarchy , a road full of signs on where to go next.
I hope this article can help you get more ideas for your future posts.Are you using any of these techniques?…What is missing from my suggestions?…Waiting for your thoughts … till next time , your online partner.
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I have previously found it a struggle to get content ideas for blog posts, and your article has been very helpful in pointing me in the right direction when it comes to getting ideas from my current articles.
This is a great idea! 🙂
Thanks for sharing the methods for content ideas.
So awesome Neil , I am glad you enjoy my articles and tactics.Thank you for another visit , all my best.
I really like the idea of using previous post to get ideas for new posts. Thanks for the tip about inter-linking site pages as well. I have not been doing that but I plan to from now on. Your article was really interesting and taught me a lot. Thanks again!
Welcome back Merceadez , you are very kind , as always.Yes , go on and interlink old posts with new.If yo find the whole procedure overwhelming , try to apply for only a couple pages per day.
What I do is when I receive comments for one post , I reply and then open the post to check for errors and missed interlinks.
Thank you for this visit and for sharing your thoughts.Good linking.
Thank you for the helpful ideas. As a blogger, it’s very easy to get stuck with ideas on what to write next. Your insight is excellent! When you get stuck, just start polishing up your old articles and sure enough, new inspiration can strike! I often forget to link my other articles, and had no idea it helps your ranking!
Welcome Nicki , I am so glad you found this article useful.Internal links are , at least for me , one of the top raking factors and shows that you trust your own content.Sites that only link externally are not trusting their own content , therefore they are not getting good rnkings.
Yes , we can dig our old content to come up with ideas and create a logical sequence.
Thank you for your kind words and for visiting my site.Good luck with your blog.
HI Tasos, your site is very informative. I am totally confused if I want to write a new article. I think, I will follow your ideas, there are many things that I had not been doing, such I am too lazy to add internal linking so my readers don’t get any experience on my site. Luckily, I have found your site. thanks
Yes , it is a daunting task , to write consistently and come up with new ideas , even for experienced bloggers.But as concerns the internal linking , for me it is one of the most important factors both for SEO and better user experience.As you don’t wand your visitors leave your site , you need to work on the site’s structure.
Thank you for being so kind and taking the time to state your opinion.Good luck
I am so happy to have stumbled across this site, it is absolutely brilliant. There are many things I had not been doing with my personal content, which I have gained great intel from you regarding. I can now go through and fix my errors, and produce an even better site. Thank you so very much.
Welcome Zach , you are very kind.I am very glad you found value in my site and that this article can guide you to fix some of your content details.
Thank you so much for these beautiful compliments , they mean really a lot to me.Good luck with your website.
Great post and i like the idea of internal links i think it gives your website a great value and quality as you are referring to helpful content you created before, also i heard that more external links may harm your rankings as google will see that you are not trusting your content so you are referring to external website so why they should rank your page!, Thanks for sharing.
Welcome back Ehab , exactly , why should the engines trust a website that only refers to external sources?…On the other hand when you link internally you build an authoritative website that can educate and entertain its visitors.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your participation in the comments.
You’ve offered some very useful and practical advice on how to find new content ideas. However, from my personal experience, I found there is another big challenge, that is how to find a time and self-discipline to write them while not having the luxury to work on web business full-time. Sometimes too many content ideas would prevent me from finishing any post but keep starting new ones 😉 Do you have any advice on this challenge?
Welcome Matilda , I think you mean that you can’t work full-time so that is stressing you from finishing posts because you watch the time passing by.
What I do is when I have an idea at the first chance I go ahead and complete my thoughts with writing.If you gather so many ideas then this can return as boomerang as you don’t know from where to begin.I agree , it is a challenge.And I have faced it too.
I believe we don’t have to be stressed so much , besides in order to get found takes really much time , it is the consistency that counts , both for visitors and the search engines.
You may want to try writing down some key notes while you are not working on your blog.
If you can produce one article per week due to your little free time , do it.Start from there and as you progress and gain experience with writing you may be able to create 2 articles per week and so on.
Thank you for this visit and for sharing your challenge here , I am very interested in your progress.If you want to discuss it any further you can contact me so we can come up with some new ideas.I believe this is a perfect topic for a wider discussion and it is based on psychological factors.
that is some great info and really gave me some new ideas! Thank you for that 😉
There is one thing that I feel like nobody is really talking about though. And that is the participation of the reader that you touch briefly in your article. I love interacting with my readers and yet everytime my only possibility seems to be to write something underneath my articles along the lines of “Please share your thoughts and questions in the comments below!”. Do you have any ideas how to move people and spark something in them so they are more inclined to act and participate? What is it that makes a reader participate? That would be awesome to know man, thanks 😉
Welcome Philip , I am touching this subject briefly in that article because I have already discussed about it in older posts.Indeed , it is very important to interact with the visitors , this is the meaning of blogging anyway.
I do the same like you , I encourage them at the end of the post to participate.Other than that I don’t think there is much we can do , we don’t want to push people , we have to approach them smoothly.
There is no magic recipe , we can sometimes deal with debatable subjects in order to spark a conversation.If someone is really interested in a subject and has something to say he will leave a comment.
I believe it is a never ending process of evolution.We constantly learning and improvising.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing your thoughts on this crucial part.Good luck with your work.