There are many ways to create an attractive blog title and doing this has a viral effect on your blog, it can increase your readership and their trust, your blog content will be shared to many other readers which automatically makes your blog will go viral, but how do you create an attractive blog title? I’ll be sharing with you some ways to accomplish this?
Make it short
The longer your blog title, the more boring it will be. Readers are found of skimming through blog titles before they click, try to make your blog title a short but tempting title that readers can’t resist, this will grab their attention. A blog with a long title will only get you few amount of readers and won’t grab much attention. On one of my best blog post “I’m tired of blogging – fed up” I just love that title, the little mistake I made was not promoting it well. I would have written something like “10 ways not to get tired of blogging” or any other blog title based on how to generate traffic but I made it shorter and it attracted more visitors to my blog.
Make it sweet
You’ll need to sugarcoat your blog title and don’t forget to add some honey too. Create an attractive blog title by putting yourself in your readers shoes and thinking of a blog title that you can’t resist to click. You can write down a list of titles to use then choose the best out of the blog titles. The flavor on “how to generate traffic to your blog” is no longer sweet and tasty, I won’t be tempted to click (even if it has an excellent content) because it’s a common blog title and it can be found all over the blogosphere, but if I should see something like “how I got 5000 visitors in 10 seconds” I will be so curious to know how possible this is, think of the difference.
Don’t forget SEO
SEO has a role to play in creating a blog title, don’t forget to add keyword to your attractive blog title, this will make your blog google friendly which will also increase your organic traffic. We all know about the google keyword tool, you can use it to get targeted keywords with low competition. Your blog title can be written in this format;
Keyword + Attractive title
Attractive title + Keyword
Blockword + Keyword
Keyword + Blockword
My blog title is in this format: Blockword + Keyword
“I’m” is the blockword while “tired of blogging” is the keyword
Avoid baiting your visitors
This is common among bloggers that need visitors on a specific blog post or on their blog generally, most bloggers trick their readers in to reading something far different from the title of the blog post. It’s very wrong to do this, I can even say it’s illegal. Tricking your readers has a negative effect on your blog, you’re not only building a bad reputation for your blog but you’re also buying off the trust your readers have for you, this will make them leave your blog and don’t expect them to come back to your blog because they wouldn’t want to be tricked the second time. Create an attractive blog title and let your content go according to what your blog title is saying.
You can get more experience on how to create attractive blog titles by following bloggers that write great contents and create attractive blog titles too, with this getting more ideas from them will be very easy. My favorites are problogger and copyblogger if you need a complete list you can check out 20 successful bloggers and what they have to offer.
Let passion come in
Sometimes you just need to take a pen and a notepad and start writing, you might not know what you are writing about but just keep writing, if you really have the passion for blogging, you are going to write something great. I do this a lot, I might not think of a topic to give to the blog post until after writing the complete article. This is not the time to start thinking of;
The ultimate guide to….
10 killer ways to….
How to to to to….
Just keep on writing, you’ll definitely get an attractive blog title at the end and if you think you are out of articles to write, then you can follow the little steps i mentioned on how to brainstorm.
There are many ways to create an attractive blog title and things you mustn’t skip while creating them. If there’s any step that I skipped please do share it with us in the comment section.