Thursday, October 23

3 easy steps to writing an article title that grabs your readers attention

When you are writing articles you are hoping that your reader starts at the beginning, works through the content and gets to the final sentence having been interested and intrigued enough to complete the whole article. The first and most critical part of this is writing an article title that is good enough to stop the reader in their tracks. If you do not get thid right then you are wasting your time. No one will read it anyway.

There are many ways to write an article title but most of them fall into 3 main styles.

The first tactic that you can use is the power words. Some words grab the readers interest straight away. The most well known of these is “free”.

Other great words are “Discover, Learn, How to, Yes, Did You Know, Now, “. What these words do is create urgency, desire and interest in the mind of the reader. You see the power phrase or word and want to know more. There are many power words like this that will add punch to your headline.

The next tip is to break an aqrticle into stages or steps and announce this in the headline. This is the article headline method I use the most. I used this style for this article by starting the headline with the term “3 easy steps to..”. Other versions of this could be “5 tips to successful articles” or “The 7 best article headlines” People like knowledge broken down into manageable size chunks. Something about having a task broken down into small tasks appeals to most readers.

The final step is to be controversial with your headline. You will find some subjects where this style is perfect. You could say something like “Article writing is a complete waste of time”. You will probably disagree with this statement and that will make you want to read the article. Do not overdo this method as people can see through this type of headline unless it is well done. The title is very important and you need to spend time getting it right first time.

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