Headlines are important for two main reasons: Capturing Attention and Search Engine Optimization. I always recommend writing the headline first, then crafting the copy around it. But how can you come up with that many unique and captivating headlines? It must take hours! False – there many free resources available to help you craft over 100 titles in just a few minutes. Here are my favorite resources for creating catchy headlines:
5 Amazing Resources to Create Catchy Headlines
This is one of my favorite go to resources for crafting creative and catchy titles for Blog Posts, Email Campaigns, Incentives, Social Media Campaigns and pretty much everything else. These simple formulas allow you to flex your creativity – they even inspire new post ideas from time to time!
Enter a word in the generator and you will be amazed at all the different options that appear. Some are a bit of a stretch, but you will still get a lot of great ideas. Even easier, these headline are separated by category – Lists, How To, Best, Secrets, etc.
3. Word Science Infographic from ShortStack
I have this printed out and pinned to my wall as a reminder. It’s a nice quick resource for choosing the right headlines for blog posts and for posting on Facebook and Twitter.
4. Email Subject Line Research Guide from MailChimp
If you are going to trust anyone with email subject line research, it would be an email service provider. In this guide MailChimp provides best practices and tips driven by hard data. Interested in learning more about Email Template Designs?
This inforgraphic goes beyond creating the headline to discuss the blog post as one whole piece. It pulls in stats and information from a variety of sources including Copyblogger and SocialMediaToday which are two of my favorite marketing sites.