Fresh Blog Post Ideas With the Google Keyword Planner

When it comes to picking an exact topic or title it is easy to get stuck.  Luckily Google Keyword Planner tool is a free tool that is easy to use and helps when you run into a roadblock. To find it search for “google keyword planner”. It will pop right up for you.

The tool is part of Google AdWords, and you will need a Google account to sign up, there is no fee for using the tool. All you do is set up a free AdWords account and you’re good to go. No need to buy ads or add money to your account.

Let’s say ypu want to come up with some fresh blogging topics. Head on over to the keyword tool and enter “blogging” in the first field. The tool will do its thing and then spit out a whole list of keywords grouped into the different themes. Here’s what it looks like in action:

Keyword Planner Start Blogging


Next, click on and look through each of the groups of keyword ideas. Here’s a screenshot of the “start blogging” group.

Keyword Planner Blogging Keywords

Not only does it give you a list of keyword ideas to choose from, but it also shows you how many average monthly searches each term gets. Why is this important? Let’s say you want to write a blog post about starting a blog and ideally you want to rank for your chosen keyword. You would end up with a lot more search engine visitors if you use and rank for “how to start blogging” than if you use “start a blog now” or “the best place to start a blog”.

If you’re brainstorming topic ideas, start broad with a few different key terms for your niche. Then narrow it down and come up with a list of terms you want to craft blog posts around.  You can sit down with this tool for 30 minutes and easily come up with a list of several dozen blog post ideas. Turn each keyword into an attractive, attention-grabbing title, save it in drafts and next time you're stumped you'll have a post title and topic waiting for you.


What is your favorite way to come up with new blog topics?


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