This One Sentence Could Double Your Blog Traffic!

What if I told you that you could double your traffic with one sentence? One sentence, that would make reading the rest of your article irresistible? One sentence that could put more cash into your pocket? Can you guess what it is? That’s right, it’s your article’s title.
In this post, I’m going to teach you how to write great article titles that will draw in thousands of readers.

The title  is the single most important sentence in your entire article. Why?

The title is what appears in the search engines. Your article’s title is what draws people in from your competitors, and gets them to come to your website instead.

Don’t believe me? Well, guess what? You’re here, reading this article aren’t you? Why? Chances are, the title sparked your interest. The title made you wonder what could possibly double your blog traffic.

What if I had named it “Why You Should Make A Good Post Title”? Not nearly as attractive, am I right?

So How Do You Write Great Article Titles?

It’s quite easy actually. You have to get inside the reader’s mind. You have to make them want to click on your article. So how do you do this?

You get inside the reader’s mind, and cause an emotional reaction inside of them.

Titles Based On Fear

For example, fear. If I wrote an article with the title, “How Safe Is Your Blog From Hackers?”, it would get a lot of clicks. Why? It creates fear. It forces the reader to think about the question at hand. Nobody wants their blog to be hacked. Even if they think they are blog security experts, the headline forces them to second guess themselves. So what happens? They read the article just to be sure.

Titles Based On Famous People

We all look up to famous people. We idolize them. We want to be like them. So what does this mean? We can use them to our advantage.

Famous people are famous for a reason. Usually, they’ve done something great to get noticed by so many people. Since we’re all writers here, let’s use Darren Rowse for an example. Darren Rowse is the owner of one of the most popular blogging blogs on the internet, ProBlogger.

Wouldn’t you like to have a website as popular as his? Chances are, you would. So how could I apply this to a headline? I could, for example, write an article called “The Darren Rowse Guide To Writing Killer Blog Posts”, and chances are, a lot of people would read it.

The key here is to choose someone who your readers will recognize and look up to, someone who is famous in your niche.

Titles About Mistakes

Titles regarding potential mistakes your readers could make work wonders if done correctly. Not only do they create question within the readers mind, they also make you look like an expert in your niche.

One of the first articles I ever wrote on Help Start My Site was titled, “5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Your Domain Name!”. Let’s analyze this title and find out why it worked so well.

First of all, anyone who was looking up information on choosing a good domain name is probably inexperienced. The inclusion of the word ‘Common’ makes them realize that since they are inexperienced, they are likely to make the mistakes listed inside the article. Nobody wants to make mistakes, so they click on it and read it. See what I mean?

And this can apply with anything really. Some more example headlines are:

  • 5 Silly Mistakes That Are Costing You Traffic
  • 3 Flirting Mistakes That Make You Look Like A Jerk
  • 6 Dieting Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

And there’s way more than that. Any type of headline that can have a psychological effect on the reader is bound to be attractive, and effective. This doesn’t have to only apply to new posts – I’ve gone back and retitled some of my old posts on other blogs and noticed my click through rate doubled, by only changing one sentence.

And you could too. You now have it – you now know how to write article titles that will pull in the readers. And of course, more traffic means more money for you. If you haven’t already, start thinking of great blog headlines now. Write them all down, and they’ll be ready for you when you need them. You’ll thank me later.

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  1. Post title is what the basis of blog traffic depend on else nobody will click on un-appealing blog title because thy believe it has nothing to offer and when we think like our blog audience even without researching blog title will still stick to what readers want from us
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  2. I can’t just stop visiting page always, I do visit this page most especially when I have new content to write about but don’t know how to arrest the mind of my readers via the title.
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  3. Thanks for the advice on how to write great article titles. I will apply it into my blog.
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  4. Ha-ha, brother it is an interesting read – you portrayed it well and your own title is awesome. You nailed it man!
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  5. Hey James,

    This one sentence make your business double too for products sites also. I wasn’t aware about before few days but now I am working on it as you can see about my work on your site too. :-)
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  6. yes, the eye catching title always tend to increase the blog traffic.
    The article title should be chosen very wisely. It should relate the readers to their real lives.
    Great information!
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  7. Hmmm,i was actually reading to see the one sentence that would tripple my blog traffic.All the same great title is indeed useful for new blogs,but believe me,it would loose its relevancy for a blog that has a huge respect and fan base,a one word title can even get the greatest hit on such sites..

    great article in all
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  8. Writing catchy titles is indeed very key.
    I love writing doing that!

  9. Titles Based On Fear is best i think, and it includes on “how to” these title is can catch the visitors attention. .
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    • Right, how to titles can be extremely effective, that is, if you can rank for them. Content farms like eHow and Wikihow are outranking a lot of higher quality websites simply due to their popularity – and they are based on How To keywords.

  10. Great points :)
    To increase your pageviews its very necessary to have a catchy post titles.
    Once you have done this , it also helps us to engage readers to our blogs..
    Cheers !
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