From time to time we endure slumps where we can’t think of anything to blog about.  Every writer has ‘writers block’ and it’s no fun.  If you can’t think of anything to write, let me help.

My regular readers know I’m a fan of Google alerts, and here’s another great usage.

First, a little background.  Yahoo! Answers is a great service that lets people ask questions about anything, and other users submit answers to their question.  And when I say questions about anything, I mean anything.  Which is great – there is lots of content there that we can use.

So in your Google alerts account, set up an alert for the following: keyword

keyword should be replaced with an industry-related word or phrase that people would use in their questions that applies to you.  For instance, if you are a Missour Wine Club (cheap plug), you’d likely use ‘wine’ or even ‘wine’ and ‘missouri’.  Now anytime a question is posted that uses the word ‘wine’ in it, Google will automatically email you a link to the question.

Watch over the questions, reword and use the appropriate ones for your site.  If one person is looking for an answer to that question, there are probably hundreds more looking, too.  Why not get those visitors to your website and show how much of an expert you really are?

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