Want to attract a large crowd?
Give your blog post an attractive, elegant, meaningful title.
The title is the first thing searched by robots, when people search for something, so if your title is meaningful to the topic of post the chances to getting it captured are more.
Writing an attractive blog title is important because it appears in:
- RSS feed
- Search engines
- Social media sites
- On your archived pages
- Links from other bloggers
Consider various characteristics to work out a great blog title. There are many people who crack good titles, and we need to learn from them.
How to create an attractive blog post title
- A title should tell readers something about the topic that they will read in your post. When a prospective reader comes across your post in Google search results or RSS feed or on sites like Digg, Delicious and they see a title that is attractive and meaningful, they will mostly click that link.
- One easy way to focus on the benefit of reading your article is by starting the title by words like ‘why, how, etc’.
- Use Power Words – not all words are formed equal, some bring to mind a powerful response in readers. Words like ‘easy’ , ‘free’, ‘discover’, ‘warning’, ’secrets’, ’stunning’, etc all work well in blogging.
- Titles given after writing the post will always be better and effective.
- Some of the special characters get distorted or replaced by ‘?’ whenever your post title is syndicated in RSS feed.
- Try to begin with a number as it will transmit a clear thing about how many things you can learn if you read the article.
- A really long title with about ten words can be a disaster and not of good quality if your goal is to get search traffic. Try to use the exact phrase you’d want people to search for to find your post.
- The humorous title is another technique that can be very effective at drawing readers into you blog.
- You can use the name of a well known person that is in some way related to the theme of the article – it is something that can get your article to be read.
- Writers think a good title is pompous and full of exaggeration, but that’s usually not the case. If people don’t believe you can deliver on your promise, they won’t bother reading further, and your title fails.