Headlines are the most important thing to getting someone to read your posts. A good headline with pique a prospective reader’s interest and make them want to read more. Think about it: Your post’s headlines will show up on your blog, search engines and social media like Facebook and Twitter – often as just the headline and a link to the blog. So it’s important to make sure you get the title perfect. After all, you’re competing with lots of other content out there.
All you need is some practice and to start paying attention to headlines that you want to click on. You’ll notice the good ones tell you quickly what you will learn from reading the post. If they are misleading, you may click on the link to the post, be disappointed and never return to the blog.
They often use an element of intrigue, so even if you weren’t interested in the topic, you may really want to know the answer (ex: “Which State Has the Most Start-Up Hustle? You’ll Never Guess”).
Blog headlines should not be so boring that people will be discouraged to click on them. Readers may assume the post is also dull and then really have no desire to read it.
I spent hours scanning posts from the best bloggers out there and came up with 9 types of headlines that stand out among the rest.
I wonder how many people got distracted by these blog headlines while reading this list. If you did (and came back) that’s okay. It only means the headlines worked to pull you in. And there are many more out there that we could spend time exploring. I encourage you to see what resonates the most with your readers/target audience. What gets the most click-thrus, re-tweets, favorites, comments and likes?
Great content is equally important. Once you get them to your post, make sure you have helpful and compelling information in your post that makes them want to stay.