How To Write A Super Effective Article Title In Under 60 Seconds With Just 3 Easy Steps!

by Michael Dominic 20 replies
1. Include your keyword in the title.
This is pretty much essential if you
want to get your article ranked
anywhere near the top in Google.

2. Include some numbers like I did
in this thread title! You clicked on
it, right? Tell them how many
steps to take, etc... Tell them how
long it could take to see results.

3. Let them know what to expect.
I told you I'd provide 3 steps to
write an article title in under 60 seconds.

If you have anything to add to this thread, please do!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Great tips! Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
      Short but straight to the point. But is it possible in under 60 seconds?
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      • Profile picture of the author hebsgaard
        I have doubts about the 60 second time limit as well, but you can certainly do it very fast.

        The system outlined by the OP is effective. You may not need numbers in the article, but it usually doesn't hurt. For me the main thing about outlining points (numbered or not) in an article is to speed up the writing proces. If you have 10 points it's just sooo easy to go back and write one or two paragraphs for each of them.
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        • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
          This is kind of cool.

          2 of the copywriters secrets to creating powerful headlines are:

          1. Use specific numbers (as you've said).

          2. Use specific place names, people's names and specific information in your headline.

          Kindest regards,
          Andrew Cavanagh
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          • Profile picture of the author Ricter
            What is the keyword in this thread's title please?
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            • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
              Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

              What is the keyword in this thread's title please?
              "effective article title"

              What made you click it?
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        • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
          Originally Posted by hebsgaard View Post

          I have doubts about the 60 second time limit as well, but you can certainly do it very fast.

          The system outlined by the OP is effective. You may not need numbers in the article, but it usually doesn't hurt. For me the main thing about outlining points (numbered or not) in an article is to speed up the writing proces. If you have 10 points it's just sooo easy to go back and write one or two paragraphs for each of them.
          I think the point being made is:

          How To Write A Super Effective Article Title In Under 60 Seconds With Just 3 Easy Steps!

          The article itself, will obviously take longer. But, unless you can get your article read, then you're fighting a losing battle.
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          • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
            Pretty cool tips, and neat how you used the post itself as an example. Clever

            Yes, I also agree that using specific numbers really helps. Especially in copy like "I made $234.43 in just under two hours".

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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
      Has anyone ever tested the difference from titles like "subject- how to do subject better" (two times for specific keyword) versus "how do to blank in 3 easy steps" (one keyword instance in title)...

      I'm using the first but it seems silly. I heard Google likes it but I'm by no means an expert on search engines.

      Cheers and thanks for this post...definitely help me out!!!

      Brad Spencer
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      • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
        Smokin HOT tip here...

        I think it is the fundamentals of article title creation..

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      • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
        Originally Posted by Brad Spencer View Post

        Has anyone ever tested the difference from titles like "subject- how to do subject better" (two times for specific keyword) versus "how do to blank in 3 easy steps" (one keyword instance in title)...

        I'm using the first but it seems silly. I heard Google likes it but I'm by no means an expert on search engines.

        Cheers and thanks for this post...definitely help me out!!!

        Brad Spencer
        One way to write an effective
        headline is with the 4 U's formula.


        Urgent - Is there any urgency in your headline? Deadline?

        " Its Predicted in 2008 That..."

        Unique - Is it creative? Or is it one of those tired hyped up headlines that lack any creativity or uniqueness?

        Ultra Specific - Like the headline of the title

        "4 Ways To Make $278 A Day Or More, Everyday, Working 1 Hour Daily Starting Right Now."

        Useful
        - can help

        If you can't come up with a good headline- just put "how to" in front of it and it should work well. People always want to know how to do something. It also satisfies the last one, Useful.

        You should rate the headline using 1-5(5 best) and should be strong in at least 3 of the categories.



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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
        Originally Posted by Brad Spencer View Post

        Has anyone ever tested the difference from titles like "subject- how to do subject better" (two times for specific keyword) versus "how do to blank in 3 easy steps" (one keyword instance in title)...

        I'm using the first but it seems silly. I heard Google likes it but I'm by no means an expert on search engines.

        Cheers and thanks for this post...definitely help me out!!!

        Brad Spencer

        The "How To" phrase is very powerful. Everyone wants to know how to do something!
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        • Profile picture of the author threeg5
          Warning A Awesome Article Writing Tip Follows:

          Writing Article titles is something that is sometimes a lot easier then writing the article.

          The 2 stage of creating a title
          1. Think of a Title then write the article about subject
          2. Write about subject then think of title.
          • I usually do the later and this is how I do it.
          • I write an article and save it in html format
          • I put it in a test folder and upload it to my server.
          • I check it for keyword density with various programs
          • I will usually look at the top 5 and figure out random logical titles that make sense. ( I will test some with the numbers idea, I have put numbers in before , but never for the reasons given here. I just did because it made sense to do.)
          • Now sometimes if I can create multiple logical ways for the title I will just alter the order of the paragraphs to fit the title and post those on various blogs or on other article directories depending on the niche.
          Anyone have any other ideas?
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
      Originally Posted by msj904 View Post

      How many words should the shortest article be that you can submit to all article site and how many words should the longest article be.

      Regards
      I try to write at least 300 words for a single article at a minimum. I usually don't go over 400. 250 seems to be the standard minimum.

      You don't want your readers to get bored and close the article, you want them to quickly read then click through to your landing page, blog, website, etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
    it all depends on how fast you can type and how fast you can proof read
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
    Just wanted to add that being as specific as you can in all aspects of your title can help a lot! Use that long tail keyword. Tell your readers exactly how long the outcome will take to achieve. Tell them exactly the number of steps or tips there are in the article they're about to read.

    Specific! Specific! Specific!

    I guess this kind of goes along with step #2 of my original post. I just wanted to reiterate the importance of it.
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