• Nishant Kataki

Trending Topics: 10 Content Marketing Tools to Generate Blog Post Ideas

Struggling to find topics for your next blog post? If so, then it’s time to add some new sources of inspiration to your content marketing tools. In this post, you will find ten trending topics tools to help you come up with your next great blog post idea.

1. Exploding Topics

"Exploding Topics" aims to predict the topics that are about to emerge into trending topics. You can visit the website and search topics by category, see trends for up to 15 years. Sign up for the newsletter to get the latest exploding topics delivered to your inbox.

2. Google Trends

"Google Trends" offers insight into what the world is searching for on web search, image search, news search, Google Shopping, and YouTube. Sign up for subscriptions under the Google Trends menu. You can get emails about noteworthy events on a specific topic and the top daily searches for a specific region.

3. Feedly: RSS & News Aggregator

"Feedly" allows you to discover and subscribe to the best news sources on any topic. Subscribe to a few of the top blogs to see what topics they are covering. You should be able to scan headlines to find trending topics and gauge the social popularity of any topic by looking at the social metrics next to or beneath the blog post title.

4. YouTube Trending Videos

"YouTube Trending" provides insight into the most popular videos and creators in music, gaming, news, movies, and fashion. If you want to create videos to supplement your blog posts, this might help you get in touch with what YouTube’s 2 billion visitors a month are watching.

5. Explore: Twitter Trending Topics

Twitter’s trending topics are now on the Explore tab of the Twitter desktop and mobile app. You can view trending topics, followed by the most popular news and stories on Twitter.

6. Pinterest Trends

"Pinterest" is launching a Pinterest Trends tool to help businesses get insight into Pinterest search trends. Until it is available to everyone, you can get a summarized version of these insights in the monthly Pinsights reports.

7. HARO: Help a Reporter Out

HARO (Help a Reporter Out) connects journalists with sources for stories in major media outlets like the ones shown above, The New York Times, WSJ, Mashable, and many others. Sign up as a source for free to get daily emails about the stories journalists are working on before they’re published. You can also sign up as a journalist to get sources for your blog posts.

8. SmartBrief

SmartBrief’s motto is that they read everything so you can get only the news that matters. You can browse their homepage for the top stories on multiple industries, from Aviation to Telecom. Sign up for the topic-specific newsletters to get the latest news in your industry delivered to your inbox daily.

9. BuzzFeed Trending

Tap into the fun side of trending topics by visiting BuzzFeed’s Trending page. You can view trending news, quizzes, and videos to find out what entertains people most, especially if you want to incorporate pop culture into your content.

10. BuzzSumo

"BuzzSumo" is a premium content marketing research tool that includes a trending topic dashboard. You can view trending topics from sports, entertainment, tech, and other common industries. You can also add your own topic to see the trending topics within that feed.