The headline for your blog post is ultimately one of the deciding factors that will determine the success or failure of your post . Grab your readers attention with a killer headline and they might give the body copy a chance. If you get the headline wrong, people will be gone in a matter of seconds.
So how do we find the best click bait worthy headline that will make our readers want to read? Luckily for us, there are tools out there to help us get going. Here are 5 tools you should check out, if you are trying to improve your headlines.
I have been using this WordPress plugin on some of my other sites for more than a year now and it sure is an awesome plugin! I allows me to test different headlines for my blog posts, to see which ones get the most traffic. It is extremely easy to set up and use, the same is true for studying the results for your tests.
Headlines automatically rotates through all the titles you added for a post. Then, based on the inbound traffic from each title, it automatically prioritizes the one that gets you the most traffic. It’s that simple.
The KingSumo Headline plugin brings me on to the next tool, which is basically the same, but from the guys over at Thrive Themes.
Thrive Headline optimizer
Headline optimizer from the guys behind Thrive Themes is basically the same as KingSumo Headlines – just better. You got more options, ability to quickly optimize all of your old posts and in my opinion, better reporting. I have recently switched over from KingSumo Headlines to Thrive Headline Optimizer and I am not going back.
With Thrive Headline Optimizer, you will discover which headlines are best at doing what headlines are supposed to do: get your visitor’s attention and get them to keep reading your content.
In addition, the tests are also tracking click-throughs on your blog page, your recent posts widgets and anywhere else where you have posts listed. With these metrics, we can find the headlines that do the best job of lowering your bounce rate and keeping visitors on your site.
This is the absolutely easiest way I have ever come across, to get more traffic without any additional work. This is an awesome plugin that should be part of everyone’s must-have plugin list.
CoSchedule Headline Analyzer
Already got a headline for your next post in mind? Use the free CoSchedule Headline Analyzer to analyze the strength of your headline.
The free blog post headline analyzer will score your overall headline quality and rate its ability to result in social shares, increased traffic, and SEO value.
A neat little tool, that can help you write better headlines, all completely free of charge.
Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer
Next on the list is a somewhat similar tool from aminstitute.com. This tool will, just as the title implies, tell you how emotional your headline is.tool will, just as the title implies, tell you how emotional your headline is.
This free tool will analyze your headline to determine the Emotional Marketing Value (EMV) score. As you know, reaching your customers in an deep and emotional way is a key to successful copywriting, and your headline is unquestionably the most important piece of copy you use to reach prospects.
Simply type in your headline, chose a category and hit submit to get some valuable feedback – oh, and this is also free of charge.
HubSpots Blog Topic Generator
Are you stuck trying to find the perfect headline? And now that you got the Thrive Headline Optimizer, you need to come up with even more headlines. Well lucky you. Simply head over to Hubspots blog topic generator, type in three nouns, and let the tool do it´s magic.
Fill in the fields with terms (preferably nouns) that you’d like to write about, and we’ll come up with a week’s worth of relevant blog post titles in a matter of seconds!
It might not be perfect, but should be able to get your creative side going, and help to come up with a couple of headlines.
Now get started working on these headlines. Minor tweaks can have a huge impact on your traffic!
What is your favorite tool to help you perfect your headlines? Do you have any tips and tricks for coming up with killer headlines, then share them with us. If you enjoyed this post, please share it with the world.