The Best Way To Write Catchy Blog Titles
It doesn’t matter if you’ve invented an elixir of life, found an extraordinary way to improve memory or written a brilliant marketing article and want people to see it. It all doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to write a title that will attract people’s attention; a title impossible to go by.
A title defines the success of any piece of content, and you shouldn’t underestimate its power. Many content creators and bloggers let their great posts go unnoticed only because they don’t work on the titles enough. There are some techniques, though, that attract people’s attention most of the time. Here are some of them.
What?Question titles tend to be very popular among readers. They evoke curiosity and make people want to know the answer to this issue, even if they haven't been searching for it mainly. Although it is not fresh news that question titles attract attention, it is still working and doesn’t seem to get old. A real trick here is not to use the question mark at the end. When you do use it, people may think that it is the question for them and subconsciously doubt your expertise. Here are the question words you might want to use:
- How - "How to earn money if you are an excellent writer", "How to be productive and still procrastinate".
- When - "When is it the time to quit your job", "When do people usually find their predestination".
- Where - "Where to get brilliant ideas for a startup", "Where do you find the best nanny for your kids".
- Who or what - "What not to say at your job interview", "Who stands in your way of being happy".
- Why - "Why should you say no to sugar", "Why I stopped using Facebook".
So, if you are in your writer’s block stage and cannot think of an interesting title, just ask a question that your posts answers. That’s it.
NumbersPeople tend to trust numbers and enjoy list posts a lot. Using numbers in blog titles is a proven way to attract readers. A trick here is to try uneven numbers. Statistics say that posts with uneven numbers in titles get 23% more clicks that those with the even numbers.
- 11 Proven ways to double the number of your clients
- 7 Lifehacks for dealing with kitchen smells.
Using intriguing words such as "secrets", "tricks", "mistakes", "myths", etc.Such titles are often used in posts where an author shares his or her personal experience, proving or disproving some things. Here readers will either want to get solutions to their problems or satisfy their curiosity. There are many words you can use to intrigue people.
Here are the examples:
- The most hidden secrets of successful blogs;
- Unpredictable startup traps that I fell into.
Intriguing titles work great with the number and question ones.You can use such combinations for reviews, instructions and list posts.