Blog titles are one of the most important aspects of a blog, but often times are not given the importance that they deserve. As a professional blogger, I always tell new bloggers not to underestimate the significance of blog titles. It is the first thing a reader sees when they visit your site and will many times will determine if they stay and keep reading or leave. I often relate it to a newspaper headline, if the headline captures you will buy the paper, if not you will keep walking. Here are three tips to help you crafty killer blogger titles that will prompt that visitor to keep reading.
Sharon! Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to this awesome-blossom comment. My ears are ringing retroactively (you and Gabby are such dear-hearts). And it’s true: blogging really is an animal of its own, with a language of its own (props to you for taking the time to learn CSS and HTML! You’re ahead of me!). I’m definitely no expert, but it is thanks to the kindness of bloggers like yourself that I have managed to chug along, learning tricks and tips along the way, keeping my smile and hopefully give a few smiles to others. We really cannot do this bloggy thing on our own…at least not well!
Don’t neglect social media elsewhere like Twitter and Facebook Make sure you hook these up to your blog’s RSS feed and update your followers and fans with your latest post. Twitterfeed is a great tool that automatic publishes your posts to your Twitter and Facebook accounts — great for Twitter but looks a bit spammy for Facebook at present. Test everything first and make sure you’re happy with the automatic updates and tweets you’re putting out there.
This is the most overlooked step by most bloggers. There is a ton of garbage on the Internet. To stand out you are simply going to have to write something really good or really helpful. Always remember – content is king. If your content is great then your blog has a good chance of succeeding in the long run. If your content is garbage, you might be able to generate some traffic for a little while but in the end your blog will be a failure.
This is a well-known technique, but it still works. To get a higher page rank, you will need to get other sites that are ranked higher to link to your site. Therefore, you will automatically have good links that will help boost the ranking of your content. This means that you will need to appeal to those with higher ranked sites to agree to share their link with you.