Looking for an easy way to write a catchy headline?
Want to know how quickly to write an attractive title for your blog post?
The headline is more important than even the article itself. If it’s good, it will prompt people to learn more about the topic. Otherwise, no matter how well your story is, with the boring headline many people will not even read what you wrote.
The simple headline-writing formula from Jeff Goins looks like this:
Using it as the main idea, I put together some of the popular headline variations in 6 templates to help you quickly write a catchy headline.
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‘How to’ posts, guides, and lists are very popular. These kinds of titles tell people that there is practical information in one place.
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Let’s see how this works all together.
Templates to Write a Catchy Headline
Here are easy to use templates. Also, below you will find the set of words for writing different headline variations.
- You can change the order of the words if it helps to write a better headline.
- Keyword and promise can be the same word or phrase.
- The promise and details are optional, but it helps specify the topic and motivate people to read your article.
The keyword is the main word or a phrase, describing what you write about in the post. It is what people will search on Google. Now all you need for creating a good headline is to find a proper keyword and put it in one of the templates.
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The sets of words for writing different headlines
Use these words to create different headlines. Take the words from the lists below, put to the template and add your keyword.
Absolute / Accidental / Amazing / Attention-Grabbing / Beautiful / Big / Brilliant / Clever / Controversial / Crazy / Damn Good / Delicious / Disturbing / Easy / Efficient / Effortless / Epic / Essential / Fab / Fantastic / Fascinating / Fearless / Free / Fun / Gorgeous / Incredible / Indirect / Insane / Irresistible / Juicy / Key / Kick-Ass / Little / Little Known / Mind-Blowing / Modern / New / Outrageous / Painstaking / Powerful / Proven / Recommended / Required / Scary / Savvy / Seriously / Shocking / Simple / Sleek / Snazzy / Spectacular / Spiffy / Steal-worthy / Strange / Stunning / Successful / Surprising / Terrible / Trendy / Trust-Building / Unbelievable / Useful / Useless / Valuable / Winning
Areas / Components / Concepts / Do’s and Don’ts / Examples / Facts / Forms / Ideas / Ingredients / Lessons / Lies / Marks / Mistakes / Methods / Metrics / Principles / Questions / Reasons / Recipes / Resources / Rules / Steps / Stages / Secrets / Statistics / Strategies / Skills / Sins / Tactics / Tips / Tricks / Techniques / Templates / Tools / Types / Ways / The #-Step Process
Actions / Call-to-Actions
Apply / Ask / Be / Beautify / Become/ Benefit / Break / Bring / Build / Create / Combine / Decide / Discover / Do / Double (Triple) / Drive / Eliminate / Engage / Enhance / Exclude / Fail / Fix / Gain / Generate / Get / Get Rid of / Have / Illustrate / Improve / Include / Increase / Keep / Learn / Make / Maintain / Manage / Master / Manipulate / Maximize / Meet / Move / Optimize / Overcome / Perform / Play / Prepare / Produce / Promote / Prove / Save (Time) / Search / Set / Shape / Show / Start / Spice Up / Think / Try This / Use / Write
101 / An Easy / A Step-by-Step / The Advanced / The Beginner’s / The Complete / The Definitive / The Essential / The Fun and User-Friendly / The Ultimate / The Short / The Simple
Always / Best / Biggest / Easiest / Ever / Fastest / Funniest / Greatest / Hottest / Largest / Most / Perfect / Strongest / Top
Avoid / By No Means / Don’t / Never / None / Nothing / No One / No Way / Worst / Stop
Writing a good headline takes time and it doesn’t meet that it will get people’s attention. Use these templates for creating different variations of your article headline and for social media posts.
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What tricks do you use for write a Catchy Headline? If you have any questions, leave them below in a comment.
Marina Barayeva is an international speaker and a host of the popular podcast Marketing for Creatives. She is known authority in helping entrepreneurs become influencers in their niche. She is a TEDx speaker, has presented to audiences in Asia and North America, and has been featured in such media as ArtPeople, CCTV, China Radio International, and others.