Using Local Reviews for Blog Post ideas

Hi everyone! I saw a comment by someone mentioning that they felt like they were running out of blog post ideas so I wanted to give you a little tip for that. It’s just one more way to dig up ideas using free tools. Here’s the video and text below:

So basically, you’re going to go to Google and type in a local spot and the word review or rating. For the dog niche, I chose PetSmart since it’s big here – so look up PetSmart reviews. I find tons of stuff talking about a PetSmart in California – the bad grooming service for example (an idea on what to look for in a groomer).

Some people mentioned that their dog didn’t smell clean afterwards – so that might spark a scented dog shampoo blog post.Other spoke of matted fur – another idea. One lady talked about finding a dog collar. So then I go to Ubersuggest.org and type in (without quotes): “dog collar that” and I do a search. I see all kinds of results – 301 to be exact – dog collar that translates, dog collar that beeps, dog collar that lights up, etc. All good blog post ideas.

Next as an example, I go to Google and type in Jenny Craig reviews. I see a Yelp review site for a local Jenny Craig place and one in particular stands out to me – about the fact that the whole reason she’s going there is for accountability and support, not the nasty diet food. So you could blog about choosing a diet buddy over a $550 Jenny Craig contract.

If I’m in the Eldercare niche I might Google a local nursing home and the wordΒ reviews to see what people are talking about. Maybe the residents are ignored – a post idea about isolation. Maybe they complain the food is too bland – a post idea for keeping food nutritious but enjoyable at an age where many of life’s pleasures have gone.

Hope this helps if you run out of ideas!
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42 Responses to “Using Local Reviews for Blog Post ideas”

  • Bonnie Gean says:

    I was going to write a similar post for the UBC, but I’ll hold off for now since you’ve written something similar.

    Perhaps when I’m less frazzled in the brain, I can come up with a different angle to introduce the idea. πŸ™‚

    I LOVE Ubersuggest.org – don’t you? So many blog post ideas waiting there for the taking!

  • Thanks for the fabulous tips and yes ubersuggest is priceless but I didn’t even think of searching something like “dog collars that”, silly me would have just entered “dog collars”.
    It must be a Pinterest kind of day as that is the theme of my post today as well. : )

    • Tiffany says:

      Yes I enter all sorts of terms – “blender that can” or “best mixer for making” – those are some targeted phrases that help convert well.

  • I must remember to use the ubersuggest tool …. there are SO many uses for this!

    Another great post Tiff… foolproof method to always have great ideas to write and post about!

  • Barney says:

    Hi Tiff
    Good advice but Strange timing I made my post today because of an an article I read. Great minds I guess πŸ™‚

  • Buddy says:

    Thanks for the tip. I’m a little preoccupied with what is happening in my city. Animals.

  • That’s a great way of coming up with new blog post ideas. Works well for all themes and topics.

    Thanks for the share.

  • This is good information. Whenever I feel like I am running out of an idea, I think of two things:

    1.) Think of what would I need if I am searching for that topic…think of solutions to problems, questions, top 10 ideas/list, and when in doubt just ask.

    2.) Check forums, ezine articles, question sites (cha cha, yahoo answer, etc), or check your competition and see what they are doing πŸ™‚

    What do they say, “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

    I hope these are helpful to some,


  • Tasha Marie says:

    Thanks for the tip! Great idea! I have never found myself completely out of ideas….I talk to much in the real world, so it kinda flows over into everything else! πŸ™‚

  • Sharon says:

    Thanks for the tip, Tiff. An idea sparked off in my brain and I can’t wait to go and try it out for my niche.

  • thomas says:


    the results from ubbersuggest are these actual google searches? im little confused by the tool


  • sam says:

    Hi Tiffany:
    Great Vblog post. What a great way to get ideas about subjects to write on. I had never thought of this. Nice to see Honey in the other video.
    Take Care,

  • I was so busy working I didn’t catch yesterday’s heartless events till late in the day, maybe that is good as I would have been terribly distracted.

    Today’s post is about the challenge coming to an end although I’m not giving up the blog. I have learned so much. Thank you Tiffany!!

    • Tiffany says:

      Yes it is distracting. I turned off the TV today. Figure Mom or someone will call me if something bad happens. Plus, I dislike the misinformation that happens at first. They were saying 50 dead, thousands wounded at one point. Irritates me when I get worked up for nothing.

      So glad you enjoyed the challenge Marilyn!

  • Mary Kathan says:

    Love the tips Tiffany….Ubersuggest is awesome – but this will pump up the creativity!

    Mary Kathan

  • Michelle says:

    Great tips on finding content. It is hard to think of things to write about. Good to know.

  • I thought it was interesting that a review of a product (completely unsolicited) led to my blog talk radio interview with the product creator today.

    Even though it wasn’t a local review exactly.

  • Lanita says:

    Hi Tiff!

    I know this has nothing to do with this post, but PLEASE, for all reading this message, PRAY for the folks in West, TX. due to the massive destruction and casualties from the chemical explosion.

  • Lanita says:

    I live about 20-25 miles from West. My windows and front door to the house were open at the time, so I could enjoy all the wonderful breeze we have been having.

    When the explosion happened, there was a deafening loud clap of what I assumed had to be “thunder and lightening” super close to the house at the time. Mentally, I couldn’t imagine it being anything else.

    It shook the walls of my house like you wouldn’t believe, jolted me upward in my computer chair, and literally blew my closed bedroom door wide open!

    It is unbelievable that something like that can be felt so far away from the actual location. I can only imagine what it must have been like for those closer to the scene.

    There was another woman who lived about 10 miles out from the location who said that it caused the animals she had to be thrown up in the air! How crazy is that!

    My heart just breaks for those injured and killed by this and for their loved ones affected by this incident.

    • Tiffany says:

      I thought it was thunder too Lanita – but the storms weren’t due yet. And my trees went crazy! I’m all the way in Kennedale, too. Can’t imagine how it sounded w/windows and doors open. Our house and windows shook too. Oh man those poor animals!

      It breaks my heart.

  • Edie Dykeman says:

    What a great idea to not only look at local companies, but also look at the lowest of the reviews in order to help people out on our blogs. Love that idea. Also, I have yet to try Ubersuggest, but sounds like it could be extremely helpful! I’ve been running out of ideas lately, so I’m definitely going to try these tips.

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