How to Use Google’s Wonder Wheel to Find Topics to Write about

Stuck for ideas to write about? Here’s a quick and easy to use tool from Google to help you identify topics within most niches.

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PS: a number of people have been asking about how I made this video and what microphone I am using. The mic is a Rode Podcaster USB microphone which I only recently have received. It’s not a small microphone but the quality it has produced is excellent.

The software I used to record the video and screen capture is a Mac tool called ScreenFlow. This is the first time I’ve used it and I there’s a lot more I could have done with it – I’m still learning to use its features.

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  1. says:

    Thanks for the video. Checking it now!

  2. fahad says:

    that a very handy tool Darren It really would help me when i am stuck!!!!

  3. Rockon says:

    The video looks great for being the first time you used the software. I would like to do a couple vids like this but I use PC. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. Astryd says:

    Thanks for this, Darren. As a beginning blogger, your posts have been very informative and interesting.

  5. Darren,

    Excellent advice. It’s amazing how many untapped resources there are out there. This should really help me find more specific topics to write about.


  6. Sarah says:

    This is the first time I heard about Google’s Wonder Wheel and naturally, I am curious about it.

  7. Roman Castro says:


    I have a couple of blogs going now and your site has been a great help. Thanks for yet another great tip.


  8. If I could drag the terms around, I would have been much happier…

  9. Darren,

    Another great post and it’s true – wonderwheel does really help with finding terms. Especially the ones that you would have never imaged were related in the first place.


  10. I love Google’s Wonder Wheel. I use it all the time to get ideas and new info to write about, but also information for PPC campaigns. It really is a awesome tool.

  11. I am always looking for a way to brainstorm blog post ideas, and this video was fantastic! Thanks so much for taking the time. You obviously know what you’re doing and I appreciate the tip.


  12. Thanks for the info Darren! Thats pretty nify and I am definitely doing a post about this tool. this is neat even for the graphical effect, hahaha
    Thanks again bud!

  13. ASIM says:

    I love Google’s Wonder Wheel. This is the first time I heard about Google’s Wonder Wheel and naturally, I am curious about it.

  14. useful staff! thanks

  15. Good ol’ Google, always providing us with something new.

    Keep us updated boys

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  16. Wonder wheel?! I can see this post has been for more than a month now but its the first time I’ve heard of wonder wheel. Thanks for sharing and cool video/screen capture clip.

  17. I noticed this Google’s Wonder Wheel new feature few months and has used it occasionally. its brilliant and even brought about some keywords which I did not detect using normal keyword tools.

  18. web Gift says:

    yes,I love Google’s Wonder Wheel :)

  19. The wonder wheel, a.k.a., a mind map is an awesome tool. Great video on how to use it. So simple but I never would have thought to use it for both writing content or for checking out what competition is doing. Very cool.

    I have book marked this site (and I will Digg it too). Also, I reference it on my Optin List Profits site so that you get the back link.

    Nice job!

  20. edinson says:

    I highly recommend TwitterCash to anyone interested in getting hits to their site which leads to increased revenue.

  21. Michael says:

    I have never tried Google wonder Wheel…
    Never tried it and its kinda very interesting…

  22. Steve says:

    Never heard of the Wonder Wheel before but appears to be a great tool.

  23. JackB says:

    This looks like it will be a great tool and your presentation was spot on. I’m just getting started in blogging and can see that the Wonder Wheel will be very helpful in searching out, not just ideas, but also finding information in general.

    Thanks for the post and the video.

  24. China Doors says:

    Google’s Wonder Wheel is very helpful to me. Thanks for the details about how to use it

  25. Michael Ca says:

    Nice tip, problogger!
    I have been using google trends so far, but the link wheel looks much better option for keyword research.

  26. diggma says:

    Wow this is awesome, never knew you could do that! Great post!

  27. Thanks for sharing the great tool in this amazing video. Nice tip.

  28. I have actually using it last night. It’s very interesting. I can actually see how my sites ranked from keyphrase to keyphrase. Microhoo will never catch up.

  29. Many thanks for informing us of this great tool, Darren! I had never heard about it till I watched your video. I have already used it couple of times and it is a very handy tool for us bloggers!

    Wesley Craig Green
    The Geek Entrepreneur

  30. Bookmark says:

    Thanks for the video.

    Checking it now!


  31. Thanks for the nice tip. Has provided many related topics for posting.

  32. Dantanner says:

    Gosh! Why I never thought about using Google to give me hints? Maybe I was lazy till I saw this video that opened a NEW DOOR for me. I am gonna be using this on our Stock Market blog and finding keyword content… Thanks Darren

  33. hokya says:

    i usually look up Google BlogSearch :-)

  34. arun kumar says:

    awesome video, wonder wheel . liked the concept

  35. Very cool tool by google…Really appreciate that you shared it out here…needed something like this to help me find topics…

    Thanks again…you are a legend

  36. I mostly use comments and discussions that I follow in various blogs. I will try google’s wonder whell and I’ll provide my review :)


  37. Ray Cassidy says:

    I’ve just been reminded about the wheel of wonder from Google. The video was a very clear exposition of how to get into it. I am still a little unsure of how to recognise the best pathways to follow. Maybe another little video about that would be good.

    Great effort Darren

  38. Kim Nesbitt says:

    Thanks Darren! This is a really neat tool. I will definitely check this out. Thanks for the video.

  39. diggma says:

    That’s great, thanks for sharing. I sometimes use Google trends and twitter trends to find topics. Nice tool though.

  40. ugg boots says:

    I am always stuck for what to write about and have not heard about the wonder wheel. I have another one of your posts on how to plan your blog topics printed out and reference that as well.

  41. Wow.. Amazing Tool. Thank you very much for sharing this. This will really change things around for me.