Revealed: How to Write Winning Headlines On WordPress Blog Posts
Who else wants to write catchy headlines that make your audience immediately click on your links?
Creating winning headlines is the simplest way to increase website traffic.
What’s the reason, you may ask. That’s because 8 out of 10 people will read your headlines before reading your content.
You can’t predict where your website visitors can come from. A powerful headline can bring you new visitors from social media sites to other blogging forums or networks.
But creating great headlines isn’t easy. Then how to write headlines that will get you more visitors? Here I’m going to share some proven ways to create powerful headlines that grab your readers attention.
How to write headlines that always sell
People crave numbers
Whether you agree it or not, most online readers love to read posts that has lists. List posts are easy to read and understand. If you want to create outstanding titles even if you are a beginner, try to include a number.
Here are few list post title samples that always work.
- 5 Powerful Ways to Lose Belly Fat
- 72 Ways to Get Traffic To A New Website
- 9 Money Saving Tips from Millionaires
If you read the above headline samples, you will understand how irresistible they are. List posts work because most online people love to skim online content rather than reading word by word. So obviously they prefer reading list posts that are easy to skim.
Use trigger words
By using interesting adjectives on your headlines, you can make more people to read your stuff.
Here are few incredible adjectives you can use on your headlines to make them irresistible.
Here are few headline samples on how to use the above trigger words (adjectives) to create great headlines almost every time.
- 4 Killer Tips to Write Great Headlines
- 3 Unreal Ways to Make Hundreds of Dollars from A New Website
- 10 Mind-blowing Facts About WordPress
See, how I did it? Creating great headlines for your WordPress blog posts becomes much easier if you know how to use a few triggers.
Try one of these headline formulas
There are few headline formulas that you can use almost every time to craft perfect headline for your audience. It doesn’t matter which niche you are in, the below mentioned headline samples always work like a charm. Give them a try once.
- Less Known Ways to [blank]
- Who Else Wants [blank]
- Here’s A Quick Way to [solve a problem]
- The Beginner’s Guide to [a solution]
- The Ultimate Guide to [a problem]
Here are few examples for the above headline samples.
- 3 Less Known Ways to Secure Your WordPress Sites
- Who Else Wants to Get Six Pack Abs
- Here’s A Quick Way to Backup Your Websites
- The Beginner’s Guide to Installing WordPress
- The Ultimate Guide to Choosing A WordPress Theme
Share your own thoughts and experiences
Sharing your personal/professional life experiences as your blog post headlines can do wonders in attracting more people to read your stuff. Here are few headline ideas using personalization.
- How I Made $5000 As A Website Designer In Just 2 Months
- Here’s How I Helped My Client to Earn His First $1000 Online
- How I Lost 15 Kgs In Just 3 Months Without Hitting Gym
Read other blogs for inspiration
I always read other blogs to get blog post ideas. Sometimes, I just skim through their popular posts, and old archives to get random title ideas for my future blog posts.
The great thing about reading other blogs is you will always come up with a couple of headlines or blog post ideas that you can use on your websites.
Also, analyze the popular posts on your own blogs to know what is working well for you. Once you understand the type of audience you have, you can write headlines they are craving for.
Create a headline ideas folder
This is my personal tip to create great headlines. Whenever a headline idea comes into my mind, I immediately open a notepad (called headline ideas), and write it down.
“Why”, you may ask. The reason is simple, human brains don’t remember great ideas for a long time.
If you are reading something online, or skimming through a magazine, a great idea or headline sample may pop up on your mind. Don’t let go your ideas, use a folder or a notepad to write them down.
So whenever you want to write a WordPress blog post, you can simply open your headline ideas folder, pick any headline sample and start writing. It’s as simple as that.
Pro tip: Always come up with 3 to 5 headline ideas. Write different headline samples for every post you write. I suggest you to come up at least with 3 to 5 headline ideas for each post. This way you will be able to choose the best one among the remaining.
A weird tip to come up with hundreds of headline ideas
Use content idea generator to generate hundreds of headline ideas for your future blog posts. Although there are many title generating tools out there, I personally recommend you to use Portent.
Portent content idea generator tool helps you create great titles for any keyword you can think of.
Just enter the subject or keyword you want, and it will give you instant headline ideas. You can generate as many title ideas as you want until you get the best title for your posts.
In a nutshell:
Creating powerful headlines is not a rocket science. Even a beginner (or a non-prolific writer like me) can write winning headlines by adopting a few copywriting techniques mentioned in this guide.
Always do what works for you well. The headline formula that works for you best may not work for other blogger. So try different headline samples, test the above mentioned templates and you will find it easier to create winning headlines for your blog posts.
So how do you come up with great headlines? What are the other tips you have to create catchy headlines?