Creating a title for any new blog entries is something that must NOT be overlooked if you intend to capture the attention of readers! The reality is that most bloggers tend to place little emphasis on this aspect due primarily to the fact that to simply develop content for their blogs can take so much time! By the time it comes to creating the all important title many, myself included, often rush through this process feeling the content itself is all that’s important! WRONG! There are 3 very important aspects that must be addressed in the title to capture the attention of both the readers and the search engines as well!
Your title must strike a chord of curiosity, urgency or some other emotional trigger that compels viewers to read further! If you can’t capture the attention of your targeted audience the blog entries you do publish will simply go unread! Do you want to invest all that time and effort that it takes to develop content for your blog and have what you composed go virtually unnoticed by readers? No and neither would I so remember to ‘build’ some appeal into your titles!
Search Engine Love
Don’t forget the search engines when crafting headlines for your updates! By simply selecting the most relevant phrase or words that best describe what you wrote about and placing then into your headline you’ll get more traffic! Based upon the fact that blogs are notorious for updating their content it only makes sense to capture the attention of search engines with the proper keyword placement! For the little extra work it will cost you, the traffic you get in return will more than make it worth your while!
As a blogger you’re typically catering to a select niche or topic with which you’re trying to attract like-minded people! Both your blog entries and the headlines you craft need to maintain and reflect this relevancy if your efforts are to be successful! This is a very important point to keep in mind when you develop content along with a corresponding and ‘eye catching’ headline for any updates you publish!
Creating a title for your blog entries is just as important, if not more so, then the contents of what you’ve written! Without a good title you’ll never be able to capture the attention of the people whom you’re writing for thereby allowing your efforts to go to waste! Understandably most bloggers spend most of their time and focus on whatever it takes to develop content for their sites! As a result the perception that titles are merely an ‘afterthought’ and therefore don’t deserve the focus or energy is one held by many! The discussion above points out 3 key aspects your title must address in order to capture the attention of readers! After all if people don’t notice or are not interested in your titles, there is a strong likelihood your blog entries will go unread!