Create Content That Gets Clicked!

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There’s a reason sites like BuzzFeed get an insanely high amount of daily website traffic.The content they post is highly shareable, revolving around topics that most people of different backgrounds and skills can relate to. And…their article titles are extremely catchy, forcing you to click and read more.While I don’t necessarily recommend that your business starts blogging about 22 Insanely Cozy Things That’ll Make You Crave Colder Weather…there are some noteworthy strategies that you can begin implementing to start getting more shares on your content, more pageviews and ultimately – more people being exposed to your business.

A Guide to Improving Your Blog Article Titles

Pass the 3E Test

Content is everywhere. As a publisher, you’re not only fighting against others in your industry trying to break through the content clutter, but also every other company and individual that is posting content on their blog. Make sure your blog titles pass the 3E test: Is it engaging? Is it exciting? Is it enticing? If so…you’re on the right track.

Don’t Answer Your Article’s Main Point in the Title

I see it a lot and, in fact, catch myself doing it from time to time. I create a piece of blog content and publish the article only to realize the article’s main question is answered in the title.

Take this for example, “Start Improving Your Team’s Productivity by Having Shorter Meetings!”

Great tip, right? Well, while the article might be the best your team has ever put together, readers have no reason to click the link and view the rest of the content. I can improve productivity by having shorter meetings. Point made. End of discussion.

Instead consider a title like, “Improve Your Team’s Productivity with This Process Change”

This title sparks curiosity and forces the reader to click to learn more.

Make a List

Another way to cut through content overload is to break your content down into bite-sized pieces. Instead of a lengthy blog post, consider breaking your topic down into a list that viewers can quickly browse and read tips that stand out to them.

– 7 Tips for Improving Your First Impression
– You’re Follow Up Letter is Missing These 5 Things
– 4 Time Killers to Avoid in Your Monday Meeting

Include a Major Statistic

The last tip to creating a great blog article title that increases web traffic? Include a major statistic that sparks curiosity.

Instead of “Most Consumers Trust Online Reviews”, find a great stat to support your claims either from personal data gathered by your company or through data published by another source and consider a title like the following “90% of People Report that Positive Online Reviews Influence their Purchase Decisions”

Blogging with BARQAR

Sure it’s important to create a catchy article title, but in order to do that you’re going to need to start with one very important thing…a blog article! Does your team need some help getting started? Looking for assistance in creating weekly content? We understand content marketing and we’re here to help.  Contact BARQAR today.

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