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41 blog article ideas that will get you plenty of traffic

My last article was about how to find the goldmine for endless blog article ideas.

So I thought, I'll take these 10 steps myself and see what I can find.

I found 41 specific blog article ideas for you.

I then divided them into four categories, which can be found in the entire theme of the monkey blog:

  • Deliver value
  • Be generous
  • Be human
  • Promote diligently

But enough of the introductory words. Here are my blog article ideas.

Deliver value

Create really high quality content. This is the basis of a successful blog:

1. Solve a problem

Each of your blog articles has to solve a serious problem for your target audience. If not, why should your reader even pay attention to you?

Example:Why your emails have bad open rates (and what to do about it)

2. Write a "like you" article

“Like you” headings are not only tempting, but “like you” articles add a lot of added value. They show your reader exactly how he does something.

Example:How to use the “Cosmo Headline Technique” to write great headlines

3. Write an ultimate guide

Ultimate guides are stretched “How You” articles. They are usually very detailed and very extensive. Therefore, they are often shared.

Example:How to Write the Perfect Blog Article (The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide)

4. Write a list post

In addition to being easy to create, list posts are also easy to scan and easy to read. And, the reader knows immediately what to expect and how much time to spend. List posts work.

Example:5 fundamental mistakes that cost German bloggers success

5. Write a Mega List Post

Mega list posts are stretched list posts. Everything that exceeds 10 points is no longer read, only scanned. In return, they generate enormous added value and are therefore often shared.

Example:100 Great Headlines (And Why They Were So Profitable)

6. Write a series of articles

Series of articles are so powerful because they shed much more light on a particular topic. Write several articles that build on each other and combine them into a series of articles.

Example:Step by step into self-employment on the net - series of articles

7. Create a "best of" article

Everyone loves a handpicked selection of your best items. This will save your reader a lot of time and effort.

Example:No review of the year: Best of 2014

8. Summarize older articles

Blogs are good at presenting new content. But the elderly are often forgotten in the process. Therefore, you should group up older articles and keep showing them to your new readers.

Example:6 psychological reasons why we buy what we buy

9. Create a case study

Case studies are always interesting. They show your reader in detail how a particular project was carried out. It's almost as if he was there live.

Example:Starting a blog with a bang - How to get started (+ case study)

10. Write about the future

What could happen in your niche in the future? The world doesn't stop turning. What do you think, where is the journey going?

Example:The future of Facebook

11. Uncover a myth

Hundreds of myths buzz in the minds of your target group on every topic. Uncover them, they have no business there!

Example:In Search of the Truth: SEO Myths

12. Take part in a discussion

Blogging is a dialogue. So take part in this discussion. Do you disagree with a fellow blogger? Then write about it.

Example:From the myth of 1,000 words for good blog posts

13. Create a statistics article

Statistics are useful because they bring structure to our chaotic world. They are especially interesting if you have collected them yourself.

Example:B2B Small Business Marketing: Increased Focus on Leads and Conversions [New Study]

14. Provide a checklist

Checklists or cheat sheets are wonderful because they serve as "reference post" - they are boomed and accessed over and over again.

Example:Publish blog articles but go through checklist first

15. Create a freebie

Whether you offer a free tool, plugin or PDF - write a blog article about it.

Example:Affiliate Power: Shed Light on Your Affiliate Earnings!

16. Create an infographic

We humans are visual animals. So give your reader something pictorial about what he does right away understands.

Example:How to Write the Perfect Blog Article - 15 Easy Steps [Infographic]

17. Create a podcast episode

Many people in your target audience just don't like reading. So offer them audio so that they can still consume your content.

Example:PHOA010 - Vladislav Melnik from Affenblog about good headlines, sales psychology and great content

18. Create a video

In addition to audio, video should not be missing either. We humans love moving pictures! 😉 Especially when they you demonstrate.

Example:Know what your audience wants before investing in content creation and marketing

19. Write a FAQ article

List and answer frequently asked questions. In principle, it's very simple, isn't it?

Example:"How long should my advertising copy be?"

20. Write a SAQ article

Not only are frequently asked questions important, but also questions that should be asked (Should Asked Questions).

Example:Why is regularity the key to a successful blog?

21. Create a glossary

A glossary, where you explain terms related to your topic, is always helpful. Especially for beginners.

Example:Online Marketing Glossary

Be generous

Blogging is a very social medium. Therefore, according to the law of reciprocity, you must be generous:

22. Create an influencer article

Here you introduce the influencers from your niche. True to the motto: "You should watch out for these bloggers this year". Everyone is happy about such a listing.

Example:111+ German-speaking entrepreneurs, trainers, authors and coaches who want your best

23. Create a crowd-sourced article

But you can go a step further and ask your influencers for a brief statement. This gives your article many different perspectives, which provides even more added value.

Example:35 German bloggers you can learn a slice of

24. Do an interview

Tap into someone else's brain. Other perspectives are always interesting. And, you have less work! 😉

Example:Link building with content marketing for successful SEO: Interview with online entrepreneur Andreas Graap

25. Create a link post

A link post links to good articles from other bloggers in your niche. True to the motto: "The best I found this week".

Example:Roundup of the week: learning to blog, working differently, best of the rest

26. Create an article full of quotations

Quotes inspire and motivate. I'm not a fan of articles full of quotes because they aren't so deliver a lot of added value. But it might be a very good fit for your niche.

Example:The 50 best quotes on the internet

27. Create a resource article

Here you link and recommend resources, such as B. Products, tools, e-books or the like.

Example:Starting a blog: How to start your own blog!

28. Have someone else write for you

Not only do you have to write guest posts for others, you also need to have guest posts written by you. You still have to edit it, but you will still save a lot of time. And, the other has access to your audience. Win win.

Example:How to write the perfect headline step by step

Be human

There is far too much hypocritical professionalism in business. This is totally unnecessary. But you know that you have to be human:

29. Tell a personal story

We humans love stories. Of course, we are interested in ourselves first. But right after that we want to know what your story is ... with it we then have some of it again! 😉

Example:How I built a successful blog business in 2 chaotic years

30. Get your audience involved

This type of article will increase your audience engagement. Get your audience involved and answer e.g. B. Your questions.

Example:Headline Remix Vol. 1:10 good reader headlines that I've made even better

31. Take a poll

Use your blog post for a public survey and then publish the results.

Example:Can you help us? Take part in our survey on "Online Business 2015"

32. Write an inspirational article

Every now and then your reader needs inspiration. Write something that moves him ... and you've won a new fan.

Example:28 things you shouldn't do to yourself starting today

33. Write a holiday article

You always have to pick up on your reader's line of thought. Is it z. B. Christmas, then write an article that goes with Christmas.

Example:What you can learn from Santa Claus about blogging

34. Show what it looks like behind the scenes

Your true fans want to look behind the scenes. How does it all look with you? How do you do all that you do?

Example:How I wrote a blog article that got over 770 shares

35. Make a manifest

A manifest motivates and ensures that everyone is on the same level.

Example:The “Take it easy” manifesto

36. Post a "Hi I am. Wonder Everything "article

This is a wonderful way for an extraordinary article. The focus here is not on your article, but on answering your audience's comments.

Example:Hi, I'm Neil Patel from KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg and Quick Sprout ... ask me anything

Promote diligently

This part is often forgotten: the doctorate. Nowadays you have to promote and sell anything and everything:

37. Use the fame of celebrities

Grab a celeb's attention and connect it to your topic. No matter if he is still alive or not! 😉

Example:What Shakespeare Can Teach You About Copywriting

38. Write about news

I'm a big fan of evergreen content. But still we humans love new things. When something is new, we automatically pay attention to it. Curiosity drives us.

Example:New: The best blog articles on blogging now also in book form

39. Write about a trend

Similar to the news, trends are also very tempting. Your readers want from you hear where the journey is going.

Example:Social media trends: what to look out for in 2014

40. Write a testimonial

Testimonials are great if you want to sell affiliate products. Objectively describe the pros and cons and you will create something of value for your reader.

Example:Monkey book review - step by step into online business

41. Promote your product or service

This is the last step: offer your product or service directly in your blog article. As long as you don't exaggerate and package the whole thing in added value and a nice story, that's fine.

Example:Just the Facts: Why You Should Visit Authority Rainmaker


So. These were my 41 specific blog article ideas.

Please never forget these four big points that you should address with your content:

  • Deliver value
  • Be generous
  • Be human
  • Promote diligently

Bookmark this article and keep checking back if you don't know what to write about.

Do you have any other blog post ideas?