We all know brainstorming for new ideas for content such as blog posts can be exhausting.
With so many different blogs and websites out there, you’ll need to convince and entice readers to give your content a chance but it’s another thing to get it read and ranked — which is where nailing the title comes in.
According to CoSchedule, your headline makes your first impression with readers.
Imagine you have just spent hours researching and writing a remarkable blog post that you think will be valuable to your readers. Now, look at your headline. Would you want to click and read your post?
A strong headline can drive more clicks. A weak one can send traffic away. That’s why it’s important to spend time getting them right.
Although the post title or headline is just a few words, it’s not always easy to write. In fact, writing effective headlines in today’s world of short attention spans and massive amounts of content is quite challenging.
The key to doing this is to develop a bank of catchy titles you can draw on to ensure you have lots of ideas to draw from and your titles aren’t just an afterthought once your content is completed.
We have compiled a list of blog post titles to help you out. To help you make the best of the titles, we are sharing with you 4 quick tips first for writing effective blog titles.
Ready? Let’s dive right in!
4 Quick Tips for Writing Blog Titles
1) How to and curiosity invoking
“How to” and curiosity invoking articles that solve problems for your readers are effective for attracting traffic. It is a great starting point to convince those visiting your site for the first time that your blog is worthy of repeat visits in the future.
“How To” titles get clicked by hundreds because they promise to teach you some new vital skills.
2) Using numbers and lists
When you use numbers, readers already know what to expect when they read your blog content. Plus, it sounds like a simple read and this is roughly the thought process of your reader: “Oh, there are only 3 steps involved here. Let me check that out really quick.”
Using lists are equally efficient, extremely effective, and the possibilities are endless.
3) Quick guides
Writing detailed guides is a great way to provide your readers with valuable content that will keep them coming back for more. Your readers will know that your post is going to help them do something.
In fact, most people search for guides when they look up information and this will attract search engines because it matches their “guide” query.
4) Comparisons are effective
This type of title works because it is a simple comparison between two items, thoughts or ideas. Using a title with “vs” is not only short and catchy but many people find comparisons very useful particularly when purchasing a product, equipment or downloading software.
Comparisons are one of the most effective because readers are always on the lookout for something better.
There are plenty of resources available to help you generate fresh ideas. Try one of the titles from the infographic template we have put together for you to spark fresh content series for your next blog entry. Simply fill in the blanks with keywords that are appropriate for your content or niche and you will have click-worthy headlines that drives traffic to your site in no time!
As you can see, developing eye-catching and creative titles doesn’t have to be a difficult process. The key to writing unique titles that get the clicks is to come up with an original idea, expand on it and combine several title templates to make one, perfect title. You may want to bookmark this page so you can come back to it in the future when you’re struggling to come up with a good title for a new blog post.
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