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Finding Readers with Headlines

Posted By Darren Rowse 30th of March 2005 Writing Content 1

Blog World has a good post on how to Attract Readers With Headlines.

‘Headlines matter. Actually for blogs, headlines or post titles are crucial. Survey after survey shows that people only scan what they read on the net and you have to grab their attention quickly. Not only that, but if the person is using an RSS reader they may only see that headline. Similarly if your page comes up in a search engine, the first thing people are going to see is the headline.’

Their tips include to:

  • write strong headlines
  • summarize don’t tease
  • use important words first
About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
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