H for Headlines – My Best Blogging Tips A to Z Series

H for Headlines – My Best Blogging Tips A to Z Series

Sunita Biddu is a social media and power blogging coaching helping entrepreneurs and small to medium businesses. She travels 365 days to her choice of places around the world. She writes on this blog once a week about easy to use social media and blogging tips. You can grab some of her free resources and ebooks from the resources section.

My next personal favorite power blogging tip is about Headlines.

The best of content, information and blogposts are useless if your post headline fails to get your reader’s attention.

Some of us call it blog title.

Be it search engines, social media, emails; Your blog title/headline is the first thing people see. It has to stand out. It pops!

If it gets their interest, you got their few seconds make a deal.

Best blog headlines are a combination of 6 things;

  1. Conveys usefulness
  2. Short
  3. Specific
  4. Thought-provoking, intriguing
  5. Uncommon subject or in-demand subject
  6. Challenges some emotion

A powerful and promising headline can improve the click through rate beyond your imagination. Do a quick Google search about anything and observe your own click behaviour. You would click 3-4 most useful, specific and triggering search results.

Additionally, a great blog headline will always target a focus keyphrase to ensure the reader’s interest. That calls for a thorough professional keyword research about your niche and subject.

Some blog title generator tools to generate powerful blog headlines when you want some great prompts in no time.

SEOPressor Tool, Hubspot Title Generator, Fatjoe Title Generator

Try Advance Marketing Institute’s tool & Capitalize My Title’s Tool to test your existing blog headlines’ emotional quotient

Mini-guide about blog headlines and titles – How to Write Powerful Blog Headlines That Drive Traffic

Your action plan for today

  • Review your old blogposts’ headlines
  • Make a few changes following the above headline guide
  • Track the click through rate and rankings in your analytics

Got any blogging questions? Feel free to ask in the comments. Would love to answer all.

Previous posts of A to Z series on best blogging tips:

A for About | B for Backup | C for Curate | D for Design | E for Email List | F for FAQ | G for Google Analytics

Sunita Biddu is a social media and power blogging coaching helping entrepreneurs and small to medium businesses. She travels 365 days to her choice of places around the world. She writes on this blog once a week about easy to use social media and blogging tips. You can grab some of her free resources and ebooks from the resources section.

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