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How to Write Great Headlines 7 Tips for Success

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Like most people, you spend more time creating a headline for your blog post than writing the actual post. But what if I told you that you could use simple techniques to write great headlines that will engage your readers?

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In this blog post, I’ll share seven tips for writing great headlines. By the end of this post, you’ll be able to write headlines note headlines that grab attention and make people want to read your content. Also, a tool that I use to confirm I am on target.

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Writers spend more time on headlines.

Your headline is the first, and possibly only, the impression you make on a potential reader. You want to entice them to click through and read your blog post. And you want to do it in as few words as possible. So how do you write a great blog headline?

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There are a few simple techniques.

When it comes to writing headlines that engage readers, there are a few simple techniques you can use. First, make sure your headline accurately reflects the content of your article. If your headline doesn’t match the range of your writing, readers will likely feel misled and won’t continue reading. Second, use strong verbs and active language in your headlines to grab attention and communicate the value of your article. Finally, keep things concise – long headlines can be off-putting to potential readers.

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Seven tips for writing great headlines

When it comes to writing headlines, there are a few things you can do to make sure yours are excellent:

  1. Keep them short and sweet.
  2. Make them interesting and informative.
  3. Use keywords to help your article rank in search engines.
  4. Use strong verbs that pack a punch.
  5. Make sure your headline accurately reflects the content of your writing.
  6. Avoid using puns or jokes in your headline unless they’re absolutely essential to the piece.
  7. Don’t mislead readers with false promises.

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Write headlines that draw readers.

Write headlines that grab attention and make people want to read your content. Your headline is the first opportunity to convince someone to read your blog post.

So you must learn to write great headlines that grab attention and make people want to read your content—the most important thing to remember when writing headlines is to be clear and concise.

You also need to make sure that your headline accurately reflects the content of your article. An excellent way to do this is by using keywords from your title in the body of your post.


At the beginning of this article, I promised to share the tools I use to confirm that my headlines are on target. All-in-one SEO or AIOSEO is my SEO tool of choice.

Let me explain briefly about this website plug-in and why I like it. All in One SEO Pack is a WordPress plug-in you install into your WordPress site. Once installed, it integrates directly into your WordPress dashboard.

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It gives you an SEO (and/or AIOSEO) tab to access SEO (and/or AIOSEO) settings. Let’s face it; your WordPress dashboard could be easier to navigate. Anytime I can have an SEO information tab just a click away, I like it.

The All-in-one SEO pack plug-in is highly customizable and automates many SEO tasks for you. I believe the actual function of All-in-one SEO is the “SEO Title & Meta Tag Generator.” it is worth a look. Check it out for yourself. HERE!

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