There are some many ways to improve your blog in terms of readability, search ability, attractiveness, organization, and so on, that the newbie blogger feels completely overwhelmed with amount of the available information and massive recommendations, sometimes controversial. Little-by-little, you start developing your own style, adopting some recommendations completely, rejecting others, and modifying the remaining group to accommodate your strategic goals, aesthetic and ethical views, and personal common sense. For me, it is probably time to seek improvement of my blog titles.
Hendry Lee is offering 10 templates on how to create killer titles for your blog posts that nobody could resist but got interested in the post content. Definitely, that does not present the complete solution. You cannot fit all your posts in one of the offered schematic forms. However, these templates give you overview of the killer titles generation approach. In many cases, you can use them “as is”, but be sure not overdoing that, following the internal voice of your personal common sense.
- How to ____
Example: How to Win Friends and Influence People.
This is the title of Dale Carnegie’s book. It includes double benefits within a single title, which works extremely well.
- ____ Proven Strategies to ____
Example: 7 Proven Strategies to Save on Tax.
- Here’s a Way to _____ That Has Never Failed Yet!
Example: Here’s a Way to Lose Weight That Has Never Failed Yet!
- Do You Make These Mistakes in ____?
What’s account for its stunning success? It is the word these.
Combining these and mistakes intrigue the audience to continue reading and find out what these mistakes are. Including the answers in the copy or content is important as well.
Example: Do You Make These Mistakes in Designing a Web Site?
- (Attention: ____,) Don’t ____ Until You Read This
Example: Attention: Newbie Blogger, Don’t Quit Your Job Until You Read This.
- Who Else Wants to ____ (in ____)?
Example: Who Else Wants to Drive 10,000 Unique Visitors to Their Blog in Two Hours?
- Need a ____?
Example: Need a Marketing Makeover?
- Stress Free ____
Example: Stress Free Ways to Improve Your Productivity
- Make ____ Work for You
Example: Make Real Estate Investing Work for You.
- The Secret to ____ (is Simply ____)
Example: The Secret of Selling Your Product on eBay
There is one more point: it is good to include one or two important keywords from those you target, but do not duplicate the same name in labels and keywords as you use in your title, as it might be considered rude by the Search Engines.
As you see, I have chosen for the title just one of the offered templates. However, you can do your home exercise and easily apply each of the offered templates to our topic of discussion. And remember, that title is just starter. If your blog post content does not match the striking title, or it is just boring, you lost it, as you could not keep your visitor at your virtual home for more than couple of seconds.