If your reading this post, I have succeeded in doing what the title has intended to do:
Interest you into reading the rest of the article.
One of the big problems that bloggers make when creating an article is branding it with a generic and tired headline. Of course, you’ll make your point about whatever you are talking about with a large title.. but who is going to read the entire article if the title is pointless?
For example, I have about 25+ blogs in my R.S.S reader. I only click on the headlines that look like they interest/benefit me. I don’t really care about “Sunday Link Love” or “I am back” post updates…
I’m interested in:
- “Has Google Stopped Indexing Blogs?” (That relates to me.. I own this blog!)
- “If browsers were Umbrellas” (Cool, an tech-related anecdote! – actually, the entire post is one )
- Finally, “Post Install List – 20 Things You Ought to Do” (Cool, did I miss anything thats on the list?)
See what I’m trying to say? Titles are going to yield more clicks on search engines and RSS Readers if they are interesting and can relate to the person that is reading them. Try and exaggerate what you are actually talking about. (No, this post title was just plain, good ol’ fashioned link-bait, but hey, your reading this right??).