“Some people dream, while others stay awake and make it happen.” ~ (Unknown)
A great headline doesn’t only need to grab attention, it needs to grab it from the right audience.
We need to take out all the guesswork for targeted readers. Beyond specifying the topic of your story, an effective headline should also specify the kind of reader that will benefit from reading it.
Make Your Headlines Accurate
While specificity is absolutely important, be sure that your headline is accurate, too. If your headline emphasizes that your content will solve a particular problem, be sure that the content matches those expectations.
First impressions count, so, if your headline emphasizes that your article, will solve a certain problem, ensure, that your content matches those expectations. If your articles, consistently deliver on the headline’s promise, readers will soon start to view your articles as reliable and will become the go-to source of information.
Use Adjectives To Spice Up Great Content
The use of appropriate adjectives to spice them up can make a huge difference, adjectives like:
Clarity, as already mentioned above, is a vital component when you’re crafting your headline. So, this, I believe, raises a valid question, just how can you create a title that’s clear and exciting? You can do so, by using an adjective that’ll make it stand out above the rest.
In making a choice of an appropriate adjective, your first thoughts should be about whether it’s related to the content in the post. For instance, you should never inject the word ‘exciting’ into a headline that details various ways for parents to encourage their kids to tidy up their messy rooms.
A task like that has never been, nor will it ever be, exciting, and the use of such an ill-fitting adjective is a major content killer.
Think instead about why the reader would be looking for the information. Using the above example of stressed-out parents trying to get their disruptive KIDS to put their clothes into a laundry basket – all the parents really want is for their lives to be easier. In which case, adjectives such as “easy”, “simple,” or “foolproof” would be just the right kind of headline to spice up this content.
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