Scanning through a daily feed is becoming a daunting task. Time is short and information is growing. What is going to get your readers valuable attention?
First Impressions are Important
Marcus Taylor at Venture Harbour lays out some great suggestions on how to improve your headline writing prowess.
These 6 stood out to me.
Use numbers, and make them BIG
Place the number at the start of the headline
Teach people something useful (DIY, ‘Beginners Guide’, ‘How To’)
Make your headlines work out of context – meaning the headline should give an idea of the article or posting
Opt for as few words as possible
Write something that people will want in their newsfeed
To read more check out his entire article, 19 Ways to Write Irresistible Headlines .
Headlines are your readers first impression and may be the only reason they stop and click.