The first thing you need to do to get readers for your posts is to write catchy blog post titles.
So what is a catchy blog post title and why is it important?
If you search anything on Google, the search engine will show you tons of source for your searched topic. Which will you read first?
Of course, that gets your attention most.
And it is the catchy post title which gets your attention most.
So, if you want to get readers to read your posts, it is important to write catchy post titles.
Another thing, you know that you’ve written good posts for your blog but those aren’t getting readers. So, you’ll be frustrated. Because you will think your writing skill is not good enough to get readers. Sound familiar with this situation?
Then give attention to your blog post titles.
In this post, I’ll share some tips to help you get out of this situation.
10 tips to write catchy blog post titles that get clicks
I don’t always try to write catchy post title. Because, I sometimes write only for my existing readers, not for getting readers. So, you don’t always have to write catchy blog post titles. But try to make most of your blog post title catchy.
Here are the tips…
1. Make your blog post title specific and clear
A few days ago, I liked a Facebook page of an online news site. Their post titles are something like “the boy is going to the jungle, you can’t imagine why” (I didn’t use exact title here). After reading the post, I didn’t find anything that I can’t imagine.
Though this title is catchy, that is not clear and specific. After reading the title you don’t get any idea about the article.
So, the first thing is to make a catchy post title is to make it clear and specific. So that your readers can imagine what they’ll get from your post.
Take this post title for example – you’ll get a pretty clear idea after reading this post title and it is also very specific. That is tips to help you write your post title that entices your readers to click on that.
2. Try to use numbers in your post title
I don’t know why people engage with numbers. But, it is human nature.
So, it is now an open secret to use numbers in post titles to get more readers to read your post.
For example, In this post’s title, I use “10” to make the title more catchy. I can write this title as “tips to write blog post title” or “how to write blog post title”. But those titles are pretty simple and don’t have the ability to entice readers to click on it. But, using the number “10” makes this title more catchy and enticing.
3. Try to use power words in your post title
Power words are really powerful to get clicks on your post titles.
What are the power words?
Power words are those which give your post title some extra power. Such as amazing, powerful, strong, must-have, etc.
Take this post title for example. I’ve used the word “actionable” in the post title. Even without this word, the post title makes its message clear. But using this word made the post title more catchy and enticing.
4. Try to use why, when, where, how, in your blog post title
Why, when, where, how – these are trigger words.
People search online for the solution to their problem. Such as, “how to do something”, “When to get something” etc.
If using number is not possible for some reason then try to use these trigger words in your blog post title.
Let’s see, how we can make this post title catchy if we don’t want to use numbers.
“Why is it important to write catchy blog post titles and how to do that?”
Doesn’t it serve its purpose?
I think you got the idea of how to use trigger words in your blog post titles.
5. Keep your blog post titles short
Try to keep your blog post title under 60 characters. At least, try to express your message clearly within the character limit. Because Google will cut out the rest beyond the character limit.
6. Make your post title actionable
When we read any noble or fiction, we don’t expect anything to do after reading that.
But when people read your blog post, they want to do something after reading the post. So, whenever possible try to make your blog post title actionable to get readers to click on that.
For example, see this post title. I use the word “actionable” to make the title more actionable.
7. Use proper suffix in your blog post titles
To use proper suffixes in your blog post titles, you need to know, why people will read your post.
For example, why you are reading this post? Because you want to get readers to click on your post title to read your post. So I use a sentence “that get clicks” in this post title.
So, whenever possible try to use an enticing suffix in your blog post titles.
8. Don’t make your post title mysterious
You don’t know your reader’s expectation. If you make your post title mysterious, people may read your post. But if your post doesn’t meet their expectation, they will leave your blog immediately and they will never come back. It can be harmful to your blog.
So, don’t be mysterious with your blog post title. Give your readers a clear idea of what they will get after reading the post.
9. Use proper keywords in your post title
Keywords are those which we use to find something online.
But what if you use a word for Searching a thing online, but the majority of people use different words for Searching the same thing.
For example, I use a keyword “blog post title” for this post. But, if the majority of the people search for “blog article title” then I’ll lose many readers.
So always use a proper keyword in your blog post title. You can use a free tool Google keyword planner to find the proper keyword.
10. Use title generating tools
If you are having a really hard time to write your blog post title you can use the following free online tools.
- SEOPressor’s Title Generator
- CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer
- Hemingway Sharethrough Headline Analyzer
You don’t have to use all the tips in a blog post title to make it catchy. Just use which tips suit best.
You just need to practice to write perfect post title and over time you’ll be master on it.
Do you want to share any tip to write catchy blog post titles? Please do this in comments below…