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3 Ways Of Writing Catchy Headlines That Will Get Noticed
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3 Ways Of Writing Catchy Headlines That Will Get Noticed

Although you will hear a lot about writing quality content when writing articles for an article directory or a blog, it’s not the first thing people will look at when they land on a website. It's the headline along with images that people notice first and it is the headline that will encourage them to carry on reading. If you’re new to article writing spend some time looking at headlines that other people have used and analyse whether or not you want to go on reading. In the meantime, here are 3 ways of writing catchy article headlines that will get noticed.

It’s important that whatever type of headline you go for that you don’t overdo it. You can have jokey headlines, you can make promises, you can be controversial ... Whatever type of headline you use, make sure that it accurately reflects what your article is about. It’s important that the reader doesn’t feel cheated or disappointed when they read your content.

The ‘how to’ headlines

How to headlines are not exactly original. You see them everywhere, but the reason why is that they work and readers are attracted to them. They know that they are going to get answers or information that they want.

  • “ How to write a book in 48 hours”
  • “How to kick start your motivation today”

Curiosity headlines

These are exactly what you would expect. You want the headline to arouse the readers curiosity and encourage them to want more. I’m a member of Wealthy Affiliate who specialise in training for budding internet marketers. Kyle one of the co-owners posted a blog recently titled:

  • “How to retire in the next 7 days (with no work!)”.

Believe me this certainly had the desired effect and aroused the curiosity of many members of the WA community. The blog itself didn’t disappoint either as it was an amusing tale with a very serious message.

Promise and solution headlines

With this type of article headline you want to convey a solution to a ‘problem’ and/or a promise that your article will provide useful information. Although this technique has been used for years, more recently it has gained a poor reputation because of the way it has been used.

  • This $47 software will earn you $1,000 today
  • This software is so special I will give you $20 of my own money towards it.
  • 5 never before released secrets which guarantee 10lbs weight loss in the next 2 weeks

None of these sort of headlines stand up to much scrutiny and I would never use this sort of headline however, much I see it elsewhere. However, does that mean you shouldn’t use promise and solution headlines? No not at all. They are a useful technique but use them with caution and don’t make wild claims that are aimed at conning the reader.

  • 5 essential tips to improve your confidence in interviews ‘ This may not sound quite as exciting, but it clearly isn’t there to deceive.
  • 5 essential tips to improve interview confidence you can’t afford to miss – more exciting and a promise of some information.

Summary

These are just 3 ways you can write article headlines. There are many more. Remember the aim of the headline is to encourage visitors who come across your content to find out more. Headlines matter, so make the effort to write good ones.


Street Talk

great advice as usual.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thank you!

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  about 7 years ago

Hi Bev, great messages and on the click through as well. I haven't had much success with my articles in terms of readership numbers so will try this new approach to headlines and see how it goes, Thanks again, Keith

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Keith. CTR rates can be an issue with the type of links allowed in SA. Readership numbers come from posting good quality content on a regular basis. Some articles will generate smaller numbers simply because of the number of people searching for the topic. Make sure that you are using your keyword in the title and in your first paragraph.

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  about 7 years ago

Yes, Coach it is a good article. I got an email on the same topic and after reading it, am trying to improve my article titles for better readership. Thanks for a good tip !

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Eugene. Glad you found it useful.

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  about 7 years ago

Your article is very interesting and i agree with you 100%. It reminds me of the secret of attraction. Bees attracted to honey. magnets attracted to metal. There seems to be no difference with human beings when it comes to reading articles. The first paragraph matters and must start with the construction of the first sentence. Thank you very much for your informative article.

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  about 7 years ago
  

Thanks Geoffrey. I enjoyed your illustration.

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  about 7 years ago
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