Topic Suggestions performs automated research to identify publication topics that add value and relevance specific to your domain. The suggested topics are content that will provide consistent value, not what is viral or emerging which usually has short-lived significance. The suggestions take into account variable metrics to calculate what topics are worth the effort and are evergreen in being the content readers want at any given time. Every week, our AI constantly reevaluates the topics based on where your site and its competitors stand.
Note: this is currently only available for U.S. region (English language) websites due to dataset and language processing, but we are working on expanding this feature internationally.
Being able to discover new topics to write about is priceless when continuing to build quality, original articles people want to know about. Topic Suggestions lets you skip past the time-consuming process of topic selection to get to the fun art of writing content!
By using Topic Suggestions, you stand to gain more traffic and have sought-after content. We know you have a lot to do, and don’t always have the bandwidth to deep-dive into researching Search Suggestions, Related Searches, Also Asked for content, etc. when trying to have your content compete with other publisher's content. To keep up with the vast market and rapid shifts, this tool automates that analysis and research and gives relevant suggestions that allow you to start creating content that will have successful results in both organic traffic and search ranking.
From the dashboard, click on NicheIQ from the top navigation bar.
Then make sure Topic Suggestions has been enabled. You can enable Topics from either the NicheIQ Overview page, or from the Topics page directly in the header.
Topic Suggestions will work best when you have authorized your Google Search Console so that we have the best information available to optimize the suggested topics specifically for your domain. From the settings menu, there will be a prompt to authorize Google Search Console. If you have already done this, you will see a confirmation that authorization is complete.
The Topic Suggestions table includes:
Initially, the topics with the most potential are on top. Click the funnel icon to filter and then click “Ok” to apply. Click “Reset” to return the table back to default. You can also sort by using the up/down arrows which will organize the list in a top to bottom order based on the column you've selected.
The additional tabs within Topics, provide specific details on competitors so that you can respond to rivals with your own content strategies.
Sometimes you want to see a subset of the topics with specific words. Within the search bar, use advanced searching techniques to conduct more specific searches by using modifiers (comma, plus, minus) before a keyword to produce more relevant results.
Click "Clear Filters" or "Clear Seach" to reset.
Yes. We use your current domain statistics to find keywords that have the best potential for your site. The main point is not finding keywords that are out of range.
For example, if you are a smaller site and want to target a keyword that your competition might be, you’re not going to be able to acquire that keyword reasonably. So we're basing your current stats to provide topic suggestions that are going to be within range for your site.
Oftentimes, keyword research requires an expert-level understanding of SEO, but by using Topic Suggestions we take that research process out so that you can focus on creating content with the assurance that the topic is based on data that will support your content to rank well.
We generate topics every week (currently each Monday) for a couple of reasons:
At this time the data for Potential and Keyword Difficulty will remain the same.
We suggest as a best practice to pick topics that you can write about within a couple of weeks. It would not be ideal to hoard topics for months because our technology continues to learn as your site grows so pulling topic suggestions from the refreshed weekly list will be the most valuable topics.
First, make sure you have authorized your Google Seach Console on your publisher dashboard.
This means we do not have enough data to curate topic suggestions for your site. Causes could be related to: low traffic, low site authority, region and/or language. We are actively working to improve and expand upon how suggestions are provided, so check back later.