The Best Topics to Write About for Online Audiences

The internet has become a vast resource for writers, both amateur and professional, and as the internet grows and adapts, the fight for decent traffic goes on as many writers use differing techniques to attract a decent amount of traffic.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is very important, however some of the techniques related to SEO are not often that useful for writers who want to produce quality articles that are read for their content, not because they can simply change their article to suit the needs of SEO. The restrictions (or rules) of SEO create an environment where creativity is often sacrificed to get the best listing on Google.

So what can you do to avoid the pitfalls of SEO and still get decent traffic to your articles?

One of the keys is to find a topic that is interesting and popular – creating quality articles and listing them on top directories and forums will get you the attention of readers without the need for some of the more aggressive SEO and word of mouth (or viral marketing) can be just as powerful as SEO.

The import thing is to try to find the best topics for writing – while there are likely to be a lot of articles on the best subjects, you should find that as you build your reputation for producing quality articles then you will eventually see a rise in decent traffic – and what is good about this is that the traffic will be ‘real’ – most of the people coming to your article will be there because they are interested in your topic.

So what are the best topics for writing articles on the web?

Health-Related Articles

It’s amazing how many people now use the internet to check out symptoms of diseases etc to try and be informed about their own health and negating the need for a visit to the doctor. The problem can be that there is so much information on the web, that you end up visiting five or six sites just to confirm that an article is correct. Thus, if you can write a series of articles that are accurate and easy to read then you eventually get a following, and build up a decent reputation.

Exercise and Fitness

With the advent of game console based fitness programs, the number of people searching for information on these products and on exercise and fitness in general has increased vastly. With the increasing costs of gyms many people are turning to the internet to find out cheap alternatives, and find exercises that can be done safely at home with minimal cost. Well thought out articles that point out the benefits of exercising at home and where to buy cheap equipment are always popular. One thing I have found is that articles comparing the top fitness games are becoming more popular as people don’t want to spend $50+ on a video game if they are poor.

Current Affairs

As the old fashioned media of paper news is slowly fading, the presence of online news and information about current affairs is increasing. What is interesting, and something I find myself visiting, is that sites that are well designed and written by normal bloggers are actually becoming increasingly popular. One thing I have found is that if I can find an unbiased blogger, I am more likely to read their take on current events than one of the major news stations.


With the state of the economy and peoples distrust of Wall Street, brokers and other financial institutions, there is a growing need for decent articles on how to build wealth and how to save money – common sense information that is straight forward and written in layman’s terms is growing in popularity and if you can get into a niche market where you provide decent and honest advice on money then you will get a lot of traffic.


Sadly (or not as the case may be) one of the most sought after subjects on the web is sex. Whether it’s pure porn, or simply a site with advice on sex etc, you’ll find that decent sites related to sex will get a high volume of traffic.

Religion / Politics

People love a decent religious or political argument and there’s no doubt that religion and politics are two of the most contentious subjects on the internet – people love to read articles on politics and then argue about them – I’ve seen some decent articles on such subjects as the Health Care reform have thousands of comments, thus they are receiving multiple thousands of views – it seems that the more controversial the article is the more contention you will get and therefore more traffic!

Niche Subjects

Personally I find that the articles I write on niche subjects get the most traffic. I have written articles on the Final Fantasy XIII game (hints and tips) and have literally had thousands of visitors a day to these sites – another example was the Football World Cup in South Africa – I wrote many articles on this tournament including an article on the schedules and another article on the sexiest players – while this niche has now ended, and the traffic is waning it did bring me in about 100,000 visits over the month of the tournament.

The key is to find a subject that you are very knowledgeable about and continue to write as many decent articles as you can – you will find that there are a lot of people who will visit your sites.

Entertainment News and Gossip

Did you hear what Brad Pitt did last week? Did you see the dress Susan Sarandon wore at the Oscars? Do you know who Sandra Bullock is dating now? Whatever the question is there’s no doubt that there are a million people who want to know the answer! Writing decent articles on entertainment is one of the hardest areas to succeed, but if you can somehow get to the top, then there’s no doubt that you’ll end up with a lot of visits to your website!


There are hundreds of thousands of writers on the web and it is not easy to get a decent share of the pie. Finding the best topics for writing is very important and gaining a decent following with professional and informative articles is the only way to ensure long term readers.

As you build your reputation (and this can take a while) you will find people will ‘fan’ your blogs or writing and continue to read your work – this will lead to word of mouth and hopefully over time you will become a well read publisher.

The key is patience – it is not going to happen overnight – just concentrate on producing quality and informative work in the topics that are popular but also interest you and things will work out eventually!

Comments 88 comments

loriamoore 6 years ago

Good list; thanks.

Wife Who Saves 6 years ago

Good information. Thank you for sharing.

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WoosterSpring 6 years ago from The Central Valley in California

A big thank you to you for taking the time to share this information. I am new to Hubbing ( I did take the time to go through the intro which is also incredibly useful!),so as I'm becoming familiar with everything I'm reading as much as I can to produce quality work.

Thanks again!

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Emma Zimmer 6 years ago from USA

thanks for the info

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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Thank you for the tips. I will rate and bookmark

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Bloget 6 years ago from Minnesota

Thank You for the fresh tips ;)

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PurpleOne 5 years ago from Canada

I think you've about summed it up. If you're going to write an article, it most likely will be on one of these topics. :)

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Xavier Izaguirre 5 years ago from UK, London

It goes without saying too that is important to write about things you know about, or at leats have a liking and special flair at....awesome list though!

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Specialk3749 5 years ago from Michigan

Awww...the good old word, "patience"! I need so much of it everyday dealing with kids and now you tell me I need it with my writing too!? LOL! Thanks for a great hub!

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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Great hub - thank you.

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Diana Lee 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

Thank you for the good advice.

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miasavc 5 years ago from CA, USA

Now you've given me more ideas on what to write :-)

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SimeyC 5 years ago from NJ, USA Author

Miasavc: glad I could help! I had writers block this week and thought I'd check out my own advice!!!

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missymoo 5 years ago from Kent, UK

Nice list and some food for thought too! Thanks!

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montecristo 5 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

Great article. I will have these on mind. Thanks for the encouragement at the end.

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Kenneth Ray 5 years ago from Maple Ridge, BC

You are so write! Great article.

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greencap 5 years ago from Pakistan

Great hub. And yes, not too many are interested in technology :-(

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katrinasui 5 years ago

Great Hub. the list is very useful.

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Hannah L Scott 5 years ago from Bay City, MI

I enjoyed reading this hub. It gives me hope.

fashion 5 years ago

Great hub.Well done

tedfarm 5 years ago

Great hub. A lot of useful information.

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Ahydz 5 years ago from Philippines

Great advise! Great Hub!!

AmyRainbow 5 years ago

Awesome! Interesting and very useful, thanks for the tips!

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CrystalSchwanke 5 years ago

Thanks for the tips! This is a great list.

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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Good points and options here. Thank you for sharing.

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bharmoriat 4 years ago from CHANDIGARH INDIA

great information, and the best thing is that what we like can obviously give us information about what other people might like!

good job

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readtoawakecom 4 years ago

Good title and Good content. I enjoyed reading this article.

I love reading Money books ( stock-investing, real eastate, online business, self-help and success strategy ) and I like to share with other what I am learning from these books by writing short summaries on my blog.

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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

These are all good suggestions and I like how you positioned them as ways to avoid over optimizing hubs. With Google's new push for articles written for human readers rather than search engine bots, this is timely and valuable. Voted up!

anushree 4 years ago

really is very helpful..

panchoddd 4 years ago

These are all good suggestions and I like how you positioned them as ways to avoid over optimizing hubs. With Google's new push for articles written for human readers rather than search engine bots, this is timely and valuable. Voted up! no these comments are illegal hate hub and pages =)

Maira Afzal 4 years ago

Very Good....effort..

god points nd nice information..

73unicorns 4 years ago was okay, but i think i'm going to another site now. bye

sanjana 4 years ago

Thank you for the topics

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understandyurself 4 years ago from indonesia

interesting article, I hope I can write more better after this and keep practice.

David 4 years ago

I am pleased with that site!It's awesome

gettoknow 4 years ago

thanx for the interesting i can write good articles for exam...its awesome and keep it up!!!!!

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Reves-diary 4 years ago from Dhaka

Best topics will depend on the subject you prefer to write on. You can certainly check out the popular search engines or websites like yahoo, msn where you will see all the hot topics of the month

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Maricor Bunal 4 years ago from Philippines

So true, this list will definitely do it. Thanks!

Autoboss V30 4 years ago

I am impressed, I must say. In fact, I have rarely found a blog, trained and rest, and let me tell you, you hit the nail on the head. Your idea is brilliant: the issue is something that people do not talk to wisely. I am very happy I was worried about something like this bahawa merentasi can be found in my search for love. xyj

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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Great Hub. It will surely help the writers to find topics for writing.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Quite useful... awesome hub!

Points duly noted Sir! :)

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saday 4 years ago from India

I would like to thanks you from my bottom of heart for this post. It really helps me a lot for choosing the topic. Thanks a lot Sir. Voted up and useful..

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moiponetsoka 4 years ago from South Africa

for two days i did not hub and my hubscore went down just because i didn't know what to write are God sent thank you very much voted up and useful

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910chris 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great stuff!! Thanks for the tips.

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

This is a great list. There are so many ideas out there, and trying to fine tune them to topics that people prefer to read about is very helpful. thanks.

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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England

Excellent hub. You have listed subjects that are searched for regularly everyday. So it makes sense to write in whichever one grabs your interest. I personally write a number of articles in the health and wellnedd industry and how to make money and both attract numerous visitors.

Thanks for sharing.

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amithak50 4 years ago from India

Writing on current affairs,religion can be great ..Thanks a lot

Kitty 4 years ago

Thank you for the wonderful hub!

Wilbart26 4 years ago

All of those topics are good, however, a nice and clean article will still be the one to caught the attention of the readers. Just like this article, it's great and it attracts my attention. Keep up the good writing work.

JWillett 4 years ago

Hi. I'm taking a class in college about speaking in public. I'm doing a presentation on my own topic. I'm looking for the best topic that will keep attention of the class. Does any body have any clues?

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SimeyC 4 years ago from NJ, USA Author

Jwillet: how about something about how social media, cell phones etc. is changing society discussing the pros and cons?

Ravendra Marko 4 years ago from Jabalpur

Thanx for tips..................

kanza batool haider 4 years ago

that's lovely, a neat outline of major topics. I guess that's gonna assist me with my blogging to a far good extent.

thumbs up!

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denisevirostek 4 years ago from Richmond, VA

Excellent! Thanks!

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whittwrites 4 years ago from the Philly area

Great, great, great, great Hub. Can I say it again? A great hub with great info and very well written.

Yashwanth Rathore 4 years ago

5 star for it.

JThomp42 4 years ago

Excellent tips. Thank you!!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Thanks for the great tips and advice and for sharing this very informative hub. Passing this on.

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Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Awesome! Very useful tips indeed! Perhaps I should think up of writing in any of the given subjects. Thanks for sharing! ^_^

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ignugent17 4 years ago

Great tips thanks!

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georgescifo 4 years ago from India

Great article. In my personal experience Health and Fitness are the best topic to write on as it drives a lot of organic traffic..

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newusedcarssacram 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

You have mentioned here some great list of topics....nice hub

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cygnetbrown 4 years ago from Alton, Missouri

I wrote down the topics that you mentioned and plan to work on determining good articles to write on the various topics. Thanks for the insight.

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Tricia1000 4 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for this article. I cannot agree with your more that patience is the key to success.

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teresamg 4 years ago from Portugal

Thank you for the article, it's great. I'm new and this helps a lot!

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talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

Hard to believe that my Hubs fit some of the best topics for writing articles! I'm pretty good at health, saving money, and niche topics. One of the most lucrative I wrote recently is the one about altering and/or embellishing thrift store clothing because people want to make their needs look like wants for less money. (Going to the mall to buy the clothes that are worn by the same people are going to dent your budget.) Thanks for writing this!

Tarun Bajaj 4 years ago

i like this article very much

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Cidean 3 years ago from United States

This is helpful! It's always nice to know what people read the most, and I'm glad my own thoughts were close to correct.

310. 3 years ago

you open the door for everyone. well done

rose 3 years ago


I really liked it . :) :) :)

akshata raut 3 years ago

it iz very nice nd gud!!....

Ankit Patel 3 years ago

nice topic collection

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HoneyBB 3 years ago from Illinois

Thanks for sharing this very informative article. I have learned a lot about different avenues I will try in the coming months through ideas you have given here.

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tbsingh 3 years ago from INDIA

nice article.

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slbparnell 3 years ago from PA

Great tips. And I really agree and appreciate you writing that it really is about quality work that will draw an audience instead of "gaming" people with keywords to click on your articles. Thanks!

Educateurself 3 years ago

Some good informations to know the hot topics, but I think money is the hot topic on internet where users love to find and read it.

Thanks for sharing this hub.

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kellyteam 3 years ago from Michigan

Very informative and useful. This article is top notch well written and will be shared. Appreciate you passing on this info. Thanks. Voted up, awesome useful and sharing.

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Alphadogg16 3 years ago from Texas

Great informative article, ironically all my hubs are health/fitness related, not for more traffic or because its more popular, but because that's what I'm most knowledgeable about and my chosen profession. Thumbs up on your hub SimeyC

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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great article and information! Definitely pinning this!

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Daughter Of Maat 3 years ago from Rural Central Florida

Great list, I know for a fact that health articles do quite well, especially here on Hubpages, which works out perfectly for me since that's my main area of expertise.

Asa Stenback 3 years ago

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Incredibly fantastic recommendations, Thanks!.

You have got made your point pretty well..

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Toytasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

Thanks for sharing the information. I will keep in mind all the above mentioned topics.

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jrpierce 2 years ago from Ellijay, Ga

Great advice and ideas! Thanks for the information, your article gave me some inspiration.

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cygnetbrown 2 years ago from Alton, Missouri

Good advice. I'll keep this article handy for the next time I need to decide what to write!

Keennan 2 years ago

Hi, I'm a new guy, glad to be here. I register on this board to wish that I can post my questions and perhaps give answers if I can. Thank you.

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jezz 2 years ago

Thanxx .. It is really helpful

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