Saturday, April 9, 2016

How to Write Headlines that Stand Out in Search Engines

Day 8: 

Writing the headline for an article or blog post seems easy, but easy doesn’t always get you the response you want.

Headlines play a significant role in how your posts rank in search engines. Some will get more social shares and click-throughs than others. Why?

It’s all in the words you choose. Think keywords, common, uncommon, and power words.

Statistics reveal lists, and how-to headlines get better traction while emotional or positive headlines get shared more often. Having the right combination of words and the right length will make your headline stand out.

The free headline analyzer from Co-schedule will help you learn to write the best and most compelling headlines.


In addition to the analyzer,  CoSchedule provides word lists that will help drive traffic to your blog. Download your copy here.

Headline words

The headline for this post scored –  70 A+

What do you think? Do you think headlines make a difference? Do you think about your headline?  I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, and Contently.

Filed under: A-Z Blogging Challenge, SEO, Tips and Resources for Writers Tagged: #amwriting, #AtoZChallenge, #headlines, Keywords, Writing Tips & Resources

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