This article should really be called ’11 Great Articles …” because if you’re reading this then the headline of this article needs to be added to the 10 other headlines below.
Credit for this article goes to Jeff Bullas and you can read his full article here.
If, like most people, you don’t have the time to read all of it and just want the, well, headlines, Aspire Digital is happy to assist.
Firstly, here are the types of lists you can create:
These lists can be 5, 10 or mega. The mega list is often guaranteed to produce a ton of traffic. It means you might have to spend longer writing the article but it will be worth it.
Example: “57 ways to Boost your Blog Traffic“
Everyone is trying to work out how to do something. How to be rich, beautiful or fit. Tell them how and they will not only read the rest but tell their friends about your article and retweet and share on Facebook.
Example of this “How to Get More Retweets on Twitter“
People want to be wealthy, successful and healthy. Provide a promise that tells them how to do that and they will feel compelled to read the article.
Example: ”5 Ways to Make Money from your Twitter Account“
This is where you either go positive or negative. I have found that negative works best. But you can’t be writing those every day.
Example “30 Things you Shouldn’t Share on Social Media“
Want to get readers to click then provide facts, figures and statistics that they can use at a dinner party or in a conversation.
Example: “21 Awesome Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics for 2013“
Predicting the future or trends will pique people’s curiosity and make them want to look round the corner or over the next mountain.
Example: “7 Marketing Trends you Should Not Ignore“
Learn the skill of combinations of the above types and the results may surprise you. Eg. 21 Awesome Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics is a mini mega list with facts and figures in the headline.
Sometimes the inspiration and ideas don’t show up for bloggers and writers. So sometimes having a list of headline categories that work can be a good reference list.
Jeff Bullas did an analysis of his blog posts and prepared a list of the headlines for his most popular articles, so here is the list of his top 10 headlines with the traffic numbers for each.
And, to conclude, Jeff’s Insights from this were as follows: