Read this post from CoSchedule to get inspired by the top 0.023% of 4 million+ headline ideas to get the clickthroughs, shares, and search results your blog deserves.
Nearly 5% of all the headlines in this sample contained the word easy, another 4% used you, and 2% contained best. It looks like it works to focus on providing the best possible information to use as easily as possible all while targeting your audience directly in second-person narrative.
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to come up with a great post headline. Sometimes it’s tough just to come up with a topic for that matter! CoSchedule has a great post on their site that reveals the secret sauce behind some of the most successful headlines out there. Take a look at their post — not only will it give you great ideas for headlines: it might give you some food for thought on how to structure your next post (maybe even the topic idea itself).
A few interesting findings include:
- Many of the strong headlines have numbers in them
- List posts are the most popular (10 ways to XYZ)
- A large number of these posts had significant social shares from Pinterest — VISUAL CONTENT MATTERS
My favorite part of this CoSchedule post, though, is the headline worksheet provided as a downloadable as well as spelled out in a list at the end of the post.
Read the CoSchedule post and let me know what you found most interesting about the study.[banner id=6628]