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Different blog post title styles. But all traffic drivers. Because if you go colorful or practical or plain ask a question, inquiring minds will want to know.
Writing effective, traffic-driving blog post titles increases your traffic (I had to write it), positions yourself to increase blog profits, grows your community and connects you with your readers.
All worthy outcomes, right?
But beware, my little sugar bears: the blog post title is the packaging, and the blog post itself is the gift. Writing effective titles but following up with a crap post is like wrapping a pet rock in a Bloomingdales gift-wrapped masterpiece.
Create an inspired title. Then build a blog post outline. Then write a thorough, helpful post that delivers on the title.
Today’s post will be shorter than usual because I shrunk last week after running 30 miles.
Let’s dive into the tips.
If you have fun, all fear-based mental blocks to blog post titles disappear, allowing a flood of creative, traffic-driving titles into your mind.
Enjoy this process. If you feel tense, step away from the laptop, do the worm, or laugh like a sinister cartoon villain. Lighten up. Return to title selection from a fun, relaxed space.
2: Dump Your Ideas
Have you ever seen Tokay gecko poop?
We see these large house lizards – up to 13 inches in length – all over the tropics. Tokays are apex predators in their niche, eating roaches, scorpions, spiders and even massive centipedes. When one eats frequently, one poops frequently. Tokays dump all over the house.
I encourage you to dump blog post ideas onto paper or cyber paper like a Tokay dumps last night’s tarantula feast all over the crib. Or for more vivid imagery, puke your ideas. List 5, 10 or 15 ideas. Let your imagination run wild. Whittle down your list.
This practice increased my creativity dramatically, in the blog post title selecting department.
3: Practical Please
Create practical tips laden titles. Follow up with a robust blog post.
Practical drives traffic. Readers want to know how to do something in many cases. Like how to create traffic-driving blog post titles.
- Facebook Groups (Elizabeth Bradley has a gem of a blogging group within that link)
- Google Plus Communities
- your blog comments
- top blogs from your niche
to spot pressing problems. Or to ID how to empower your readers to live their dreams.
Craft titles based on these “how to” ideas.
4: Go Flair and Leave Nothing to Spare
Sometimes ya really want to let it all hang out with a colorful, funny title.
Think the most colorful picture possible. Paint the picture with words.
Reading skilled authors helps in this regard. I dig George R.R. Martin, James Patterson, Lee Child and Nelson DeMille.
5: Toss Salt over Your Shoulder 3 Times Daily
Himalayan Sea Salt.
6: Go Big or Go Home (Numbers)
Use double figure number titles. People seem to dig double figure numbers. Over-delivering thing.
10 tips. 11 steps. 12 reasons. 13 is an unlucky number.
7: What? How? Why?
Or…ask questions via your title.
Works like charm.
Or does it? (This is called a joke.)
Humans are curious beasts. Train-wreck-effect. Ask a probing question related to your niche. Follow up with a helpful, thorough answer. Watch blog traffic flow in.
8: Beware News-Jacking
If I write about Hurricane Irma today – prayers and loving energy to those in Florida and the Caribbean, including a handful of my readers – guess what happens 3 years from now? People find the post after Googling for a stripper who became popular in the not too distant future.
Beware news-jacking. Topical fades. Evergreen lasts forever.
9: Keep it Short
Barring the colorful, vivid titles I craft, that go long form, I keep titles short and curt.
For whatever reason, these suckers drive traffic like shell-shocked tourists migrating through Times Square.
Keep titles short. Sweet. Or sour, depending on your palette.
10: Go to The Amazon
Get malaria shots. Bug repellent. Bring a tent….no wait. Jungle Flashback.
I mean, go to Amazon.com. Research eBooks related to your niche. Model blog post titles on eBooks you peep.
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If you need 100 plus eBook/blog post title ideas page through my eBooks on Amazon:
You can get some title ideas there. But you need to do due diligence on the titles. Right? So you will need to see the content inside the eBook. Wink, wink. Buy a few on the way out. Especially this one:
Bonus Tip: Beware Manipulation Madness
No link bait titles, please.
This is when you intentionally lie. Meaning you create a title solely to get clicks on the link. Then readers see the title and post do not match up.
Help people. Don’t manipulate them. Ensure your title matches 100% with the content you deliver. Build quality traffic that loves what you have to offer. Create the foundation for a rocking blogging business.
How are you crafting enticing, traffic-driving blog post titles?
Or are you struggling in this area?
What tips can you add to the list?
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