Write Relevant Articles with Topic Suggestions

Want to build a loyal audience?

Create a dynamic relationship with your readers!

A dynamic relationship with your readers will build trust in you and your platform, deepen your audience’s participation, increase your conversion rates, and more.

One of the methods of creating dynamic relationships is opening a line of communication between you and your audience. A communication strategy you can use with your readers is the power of suggestion – Topic Suggestions that is!

What are Topic Suggestions?

Your readers can suggest article topics they wish you to write on. This is done by selecting “Suggest a topic” found:

  • In the Get Involved section below your articles.
  • In the upper-right section of your Expert Author Bio page.

This will open a suggestion box where your readers can suggest article topics or headlines they would like you to address.

Once the reader has submitted a topic suggestion, our team will review the suggestion to filter out any spam or junk so you don’t have to! In doing so, you will have substantial topic suggestions relevant to your niche and your readers.

How to Access Your Topic Suggestions

  1. Log into your My.EzineArticles.com account
  2. Select the Write & Edit tab
  3. Select Topic Suggestions from the left navigation menu

From your Topic Suggestions queue, you can view article suggestions your readers or visitors would like you to write about. You can choose to hide suggestions by selecting the “X” to the right of the suggestion. To view your hidden suggestions again, select “Delete” from the “Filter by” dropdown menu.

Encourage your readers to suggest a topic today! In doing so, you can create a dynamic relationship with your readers by writing highly relevant, quality articles specifically targeting their needs and wants.

See if you have any new Topic Suggestions by logging into your My.EzineArticles.com account today.

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Phil Grisolia writes:

Sounds like a great idea, but you lost me on this one…which is a shame ’cause I’d certainly welcome topic suggestions from any of my readers. Was not aware of any “Get Involved” section I could add to the end of my articles. Would welcome additioinal details on how to implement or format such an addition.

Comment provided May 2, 2012 at 9:52 AM

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Phil –

The “Get Involved” section already exists for all members. Simply scroll down to beneath any of your articles and you’ll see it there. :-)

– Marc

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Yes I agree, its always good to have your audience make a suggestion for you to write about. And it also makes ideas and writing so much easier!….Thank you

Comment provided May 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM

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Randall Magwood writes:

This is actually an excellent strategy. Initially I thought this blog post was going to be about “Title Suggestions” – which is found under your article title in the EzineArticles account. But this is a great way to get recurring visits to your articles – which will (eventually) turn into more website traffic and sales for your business. I think Topic Suggestions is a great idea.

Comment provided May 2, 2012 at 3:45 PM

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Gene D. Millen writes:

This is new to me as well. It would be great if my readers would provide me with suggestions on heart health topics.

My website includes pages on cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart exercise, natural supplements and more.

I’ll be looking for some new ideas.

Gene (vitalheart)

Comment provided May 2, 2012 at 4:01 PM

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Phil Grisolia writes:

Gee, what a surprise. I clicked on Topic Suggestions – as suggested – and found none of my readers had suggested any topics. Probably ’cause I’ve never asked them to suggest topics. Ya think?

And I can’t seem to find anything at the end of the articles I’ve alread written that asks anyone to suggest topics they’d like me to write – or write more – about.

Is there some pre-determined wording I should use, or just ask my readers in my own words?

Would/should that perhaps be the last sentence in my resource box, or a separate “box” of some kind.

Not sure whether I’m feeling dense or dunce, but I’m obviously not able to connect the dots here.

Anyone foolish enough to try to explain this Topic Suggestion thing step by step for me…or perhaps point me to something more than where suggestions will show up – in Topic Suggestions, right? – if and when one of my readers is ever asked to offer a suggestion?

Comment provided May 2, 2012 at 4:06 PM

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Phil –

The functionality is already in place. Your readers can suggest a topic by selecting “Suggest a topic” found:

1. In the Get Involved section below your articles.
2. In the upper-right section of your Expert Author Bio page.

Clicking on either of these will open a suggestion box where your readers can suggest article topics or headlines they would like you to address.

Your idea about adding a CTA to your Resource Box that directly asks your readers to suggest a topic is a FABULOUS idea! It definitely sounds like a best practice all Expert Authors should consider implementing.

– Marc

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Maggie Pimm writes:

I have not published any article yet, so audience would not know me yet, how will they suggest anything to me? Should I start with my first article and with that may be open the door for suggestions?

And, yes, it is a great idea to help us on topics that the readers would love to hear about, and to have people expect our publication and read it

Comment provided May 2, 2012 at 7:17 PM

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Maggie –

Definitely take the plunge and write that first article! It will not only open the door to topic suggestions, it will also increase your credibility, enhance your exposure and drive traffic back to your website or blog.

After you write that first article, write another … and another … and another … ;-)

Best of luck!

Marc

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Lance Winslow writes:

I really like this feature. I wish more readers would use it. I try to always write articles that are suggested to me within reason. I always ask my readers to; “think on it” or in other words consider the articles and topic to a greater degree – maybe I should also ask if there is somethin about this topic they’d like to learn more about.

Comment provided May 3, 2012 at 12:30 AM

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Chitralekha Shalom writes:

I just checked but no suggestions by any reader.
What does this mean? Does this mean my articles are not popular? I am sad.
How can I ask a reader to leave comments after reading any of my articles? Is it possible to do so in EzineArticles?

Comment provided May 3, 2012 at 1:28 AM

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Chitralekha –

That fact that you have no topic suggestions doesn’t necessarily mean your articles aren’t popular. It simply means that you haven’t received any topic suggestions yet. I would HIGHLY recommend that you include a request for readers to leave a comment as part of your Resource Box. One of the first steps to receiving something is to just ask. :-)

– Marc

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Paul Chew writes:

Build relationship with your readers. This will build trust. Thank-you for sharing. : )

Comment provided May 3, 2012 at 10:08 PM

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Phil Grisolia writes:

From now on, the will be a CTA lead-in on each of my various resource boxes. They will all read as follows, something other members might want to adapt, assuming it breaks no rules…

“Got questions about this article, or suggestions for expanded articles? Email them to: staff@xxxxxxxxxx.com .”

Note the use of an email address other than my personal one so I can tract responses.

Comment provided May 4, 2012 at 7:39 PM

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Mary Segers writes:

Great idea! I’m modifying my resource boxes right now.

Comment provided May 15, 2012 at 7:36 PM

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