Did you write a great blog post that you felt should’ve gotten more engagement? Was your blog title not catchy? Imagine being able to ignite your traffic and increase your social shares.
Well, guess what you can. And I’m going to tell you how!
I have written plenty of blog posts and pins for Pinterest that I just knew they had the potential to go viral. But none of them ever did.
A few months into my blogging journey, I realized why I wasn’t attracting readers to my blog.
My blog titles were not catchy, to be honest, they were outright bland and boring.
Maybe, this is the problem you have with your blog post as well. You could have great content, but if you aren’t grabbing people’s attention, then all of your hard work to create that fantastic blog post was in vain.
A recent study by Buzzsumo showed that blog titles that contained these phrases were the worst-performing headlines.
- Control of your
- your own business
- work for you
- the introduction of
- what’s new in
- could you be
- the effect of
- X simple things
- best for you
- the nature of
- how to move
- how much will
- the risks of
- into the future
- back to normal
- you should use
- on a budget
- don’t forget to
- that actually work
- simple way to
If you have any of these phrases in your blog post, you might want to tweak them to ensure they are more appealing to potential readers.
How to Write a good Title
Today, we are going to learn to create scroll stopping, kick-ass blog titles, that will increase your blog’s page views.
First let’s look at a couple of titles, that are considered less that click worthy.
- How to Make Money
- My First Blog Post
You might be wondering what’s wrong with those, they sound ok to me. The reason the titles
When you create a blog post, I learned this from Michelle of Making Sense of Cents, you have to let the reader know “what is in it for them.”
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Good Blog Titles Use These Words
As I’ve stated numerous times within this blog, you must create catchy headline titles to get people to click through to your site.
So what makes the best blog titles?
The best blog titles are those that have the right word balance. A mixture of words that evoke emotion, words that display power, common and uncommon words that your readers can relate to.
Power words can increase your click-through rate.
- Must have
Words that invokes emotion
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Keep in mind, that you still want to use SEO keywords when crafting your blog title.
Let’s look at common and uncommon words, that we want to intertwine with our power, and emotion provoking words.
Now that we have a list of words we should use in our headlines, let’s look at a blog title that has the potential to generate traffic. These headlines can also be used on lead magnets to help you to build your email list.
Now that you have the tools to create amazing headlines, go back and update your old post, create different Pinterest pins for those blog post, and watch your click-through rate increase.
Do you think bad headlines is hurting your traffic? Reply below and let me know!