Anyway, I noticed the titles on this magazine were fantastic examples of expert copywriting designed to do one thing and one thing only - pull women in so they cannot resist finding out what the article is about.
I read somewhere Dan Kennedy had mentioned something about the writers at cosmo but had never bothered to take a look until that day.
Anyway, if you want to get more people to read your articles pick up a copy of this magazine or view some covers online and learn from these master writers and try to incorporate some of this style into your article titles. I guarantee you will get more clicks.
Consider the usual boring article that has a title something like this:
"5 Tips For Successful List Building"
Boring huh. And then compare it to something like you might see on cover of cosmo...
"List Building: The Real Reason Your Visitors Never Opt In"
"List Building - Do This And Your Prospects Can't Resist Opting In"
Notice that for SEO purposes I have used the targeted keyword phrase at the front of the title of the article but after that I tried to create a compelling title that creates curiosity. Try it. It has been working great for our clients.