Want To Attract More Readers? Check Your Headlines

Last Update: October 09, 2013

It's very easy when writing a post or an article to concentrate on the content and neglect your headline. And yet it is your headline that will encourage readers to carry on reading.

There are many different ways you can write headlines - the infographic below has just a few suggestions.

Make sure that you always write a selection of headlines - not just one. Get it right and you will gain more readers. Get it consistently wrong you run the risk of never building the type of traffic to make your site a success.

You can see the full-sized version here

You can find a further resource of mine here and one from Kyle here

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Angelsway Premium
This is getting my brain working already. Thank you. Judy
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BIS Premium
Thanks Judy. Hope you find it useful.
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Mister Berrios Premium
So true. A great niche related keyword is essential to drive traffic. Thanks for a great infographic post.

Brian
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BIS Premium
Thanks Brian. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Hudson Premium
Thanks, great post, great message,
Hudson
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BIS Premium
Thanks Hudson
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findingemo Premium
Brilliant! ;)

I'm one of the 8 of 10 who only read headlines. If it doesn't capture me, I gladly move on. There is too much information on the web to be "forced" into reading something that doesn't speak to me immediately.

Headlines and Images are the two things I struggle with the most when writing, I know you've shared some tips with me, but I'll be printing out this gorgeous graphic and hanging it by my computer. I need to remember the "Popular Headline Types".

Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

Patty :)
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BIS Premium
Thanks Patty.

I'm like you - I move on if the headline doesn't grab me and yet to forget that when you're writing your own content.

Beverley
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DarleneJones Premium
Another Nice work Beverly. Many times I see headlines and they really have nothing to do with the article. Just an eye catcher. Some do it on purpose to get people to click. They'll make up a story then say "gotcha" btw..... I don't know weather to laugh or smack the author sometimes.
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BIS Premium
Thanks Darlene. You have just highlighted one of my particular pet hates. I loathe it when the headline doesn't match the article - It just deceives the reader. You're right I know some people deliberately - lets say I want to choose the second option!
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