How to Write Successful Headlines and Get Read

How to Write Successful Headlines and Get Read

Do you want to learn to write successful headlines for your blog and social media posts? So do I! For the next week or so I’m taking a deep dive to learn as much as I can . . . and I'll be sharing what I learned with you.

In the meantime, these are five of the best articles I’ve come across so far.While there are some similarities, each offers a unique perspective on the art of writing successful headlines. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. There’s a lot of great advice packed into this reading list.

Be sure to take advantage of content upgrades offered in the articles and see the end of this post to discover more great content on creating and writing effective headlines.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Powerful Headlines
This is a comprehensive, thoroughly detailed article by Neil Patel covering his five steps for writing successful headlines:

  • Use specific numbers & data in your headline
  • Utilize a unique rationale
  • Call for attention
  • Use headline formulas
  • Measure your headline success

Be sure to get his free PDF, The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Powerful Headlines.

5 Easy Tricks to Help You Write Catchy Headlines
In this article by best-selling author Jeff Goins, you learn his secret for creating successful headlines that lure the reader into his articles and stories. His post includes a 6-minute video detailing his formula in some of his most successful headlines. The proof is in his data. Jeff also includes as infographic as a content upgrade.

Headline Writing 101: How to Write Attention Grabbing Headlines
Another article by Neil Patel, in partnership with Joseph Putnam, this time at Quicksprout. While focusing specifically on writing headlines, this article is actually the third chapter of their free online course, The Definitive Guide to Copywriting. Neil and Joseph provide detailed examples. Highly recommended.

Can You Resist Clicking These 3 Headlines? (One is So Good I Had to Copy It)
This offering from Copyblogger examines three very specific types of irresistible headlines and explains why they are so effective. Use the last technique with caution! Be sure to take advantage of their content upgrade, the free eBook, How to Write Magnetic Headlines.

33 Easy Ways To Write A Headline That Will Make You Successful
Finally, this piece from the writers at the CoSchedule blog offers writing techniques, data, and design tips to help you build the perfect headline. They also throw in their usual list of recommended reading and content upgrades as well. All high-quality and well-written.

Recommended Tool: The CoSchedule Headline Analyzer
A great tool to practice your headline writing. While not perfect, it will certainly let you know if your heading in the right direction.

For more reading recommendations and infographics, head over to my curated board on Pinterest. If you have a Pinterest account, follow my board. I’ll be adding new content periodically as I uncover more secrets to successful headline writing. If you don't, get one. You will find loads of valuable content on blogging, web design and much more.

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