Want more traffic to your blog posts? Write better headlines. It’s time to get creative and come up with fresh twists on your ideas that stand out and get noticed amidst all the “noise” online.
You could sit around for hours, painfully attempting to brainstorm and rack your brain for ideas… or you could get smart, save time and hack your way to attention-grabbing headlines.
Remember: A hack is a clever and ingenious way to solve a problem or overcome a challenge.
Usually, a “hack” allows you to do something quicker, and with less energy or brain power, while arriving at a desired (and even better) result.
So, with the tools below you can easily “hack” your way to more creatively fresh headlines and save your brain!
BlogAbout offers several ways to generate ideas for titles and even a feature to save your favorite ideas into a notebook. Simple and fun with a very nice layout.
This one is a blast to play with. In addition to headline ideas, it explains each piece of the headline it suggests so you understand it and learn more about great headlines in the process. Set a timer before you go to this site or you may be there a while…
Enter three subjects and get back a week's worth of blogging ideas. Comes up with some very interesting titles and is great for business bloggers.
Will your headline connect with your audience on an intellectual, empathetic, or spiritual level?
Test it out with this tool and see what comes up. Then change a few words and see what difference it makes.
Take any idea you’ve got and turn it into an amazingly magnetic headline with this tool. Swap words in and out, and watch as the excitement, emotion and empowerment scores update so you can measure your variations against each other to choose the best.
Hidden inside the HookLine Dynamic tool, the little “Get Ideas” button will help you brainstorm some of the most curiosity-driven and magnetic headlines you’ve ever seen. It’s based on the psychology and format behind today’s biggest viral posts and applies those principles to your audience and subjects.
Try one or two of these out on your next blog post and tell me what you think in the comments!