Headlines 101: Use Powerful Words

February 05, 2019 by BizTraffic Team

One of the first things they teach young writers is to always come up with a headline first, and then begin their blog or story.

A lot of people overlook the importance of headlines.

Headlines are what your potential readers will first come in contact with and it will either pull them in or send them away.

If your headline is to the point and intriguing,  it will pique the potential reader’s interest to come to your blog.

If not, they will just look the other way and your blog will fade into a sea of oblivion.

Here are some keywords to help you create enticing and tempting headlines that you can start inserting into your post headlines for better Click Through Rate (CTR)

Use these top 5 words into strategic places in your post titles to make it more attractive and eye-catching.

GREAT

We’ve all been raised to appreciate this word, whether it’s used to describe your appearance, or a job well done, it's a feel-good word which will attract readers to your work.

AWESOME

This is another word that has seeped into pop culture that sends bells ringing with readers, a person, object or animal can be awesome and it’s regarded as a feather in your cap no matter how it is used.

SUPER

Great things come to mind when you hear the word “super.” It's no coincidence the comic book makers created a Superman. “Super” is seen as making someone or something much better than normal.

COOL

Another word from pop culture which has traditionally been used to enhance a person or object. Everyone strives to be cool, and it is a word which has high recognizability among readers.

SECRET

Shh. Everyone likes being in on information deemed not for public broadcast. The word “secret” generally makes people feel better because they feel like they are more in tune with a group. The word will make them feel this way about your blog too.

There are nearly three dozen words that can be used in headlines and you can check the full list here.

Something to keep in mind though, is to make sure your content is strong, because you don’t want to attract someone and not be able to deliver. They will most never come back to your posts again if this is the case.