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How to Write Killer Blog Headlines by Gary McLaren

If you are working as a freelance writer then you should be working on building your platform online, and one of the most important components of your platform is your blog. But with so many bloggers and people with a message screaming for attention what will grab your audience' attention and get them to read your posts? A good title or headline!

Today I want to give you some tips for writing killer blog headlines.

One of the most important parts of any post you write is the title or headline. There are several reasons why it is so important:

o Your titles are important for search engine optimization and page ranking.
o Your headline is often used by default when your page is shared by readers on social media networks.
o Your headline is often the "make or break" factor that influences whether people even bother to load the page in their browser and read what you have written in the post.

So how do you write killer headlines that hook your readers and compel them to see what you have to say? Here are some proven ways to do it.

Explain How to Do Something

Learn How To ... Without ....
Discover How To ... In The Next 10 Minutes
How to Improve Your ... with One Simple Change
How to ... - A Case Study

Promise a List of Useful Items

8 WordPress Plugins I Couldn't Do Without
10 Things Your Mother Never Told You About ....

Explain Why Things Are Like That

o Why Authors Need to Build Strong Platforms
The Main Reasons Why

Ask a Question

Are You Using These Two Powerful Strategies?
What Are The Toughest Issues Faced By ... Today?
Why Do People Wrongly Think That ... Will Be Easy?

Shock

A Shocking 70% Of ... Fail in the First Year
The Hidden Dangers of ...
5 Warning Signs of ...
Why You Will Never Become A ....

Mistakes

The 5 Most Common Mistakes That ....
Have You Made These ... Mistakes?
The Top 33 Words Misused by Bloggers

Context Phrase: Headline

Warning: Don't Try These .... Without ....
The Hunger Games: The Strategy Behind The Book's Success
From Rags to Riches: The Incredible Story Of ....

Hidden Knowledge

7 Powerful Secrets the "Experts" Don't Want You To Know
The Real Reason Why My Twitter Followers Grew 1200% This Year


Gary McLaren is the editor of Worldwide Freelance Writer. For more tips on building an author platform visit Platform Pundit

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