How do you title your articles?
thanks for good ideas
I wanted to bump this...I read it quite awhile ago and really believe that it helped me. I made quite a few mistakes, even after I read this, but it can help move you in the right direction. As always...thank jcmayer777!
Thanks JC! Awesome info!
The title is the most important part IMO. Lots of good points here - standing out from the competition, multiple descriptive words targeted ("cheap", "best"), this will all help you pull more traffic to your articles.
I list all the descriptors I am trying to rank for and try to fit as many as possible into my title.
eg Gowing Yellow Tomato Plants in Containers for Dummies
scores Growing Yellow Tomato Plants
Yellow Tomato Plants for Dummies
Yellow Tomato Plants
Growing in Containers
Growing tomatoes for Dummies
JC and everyone who contributed - thanks for the great information on article titles.
Aiden, this is very helpful just what I needed!
Great thread, Jason! *Clicking Subscribe Right Now!* (Anyone else?)
Ok I have a dumb question but how do you subscribe? I know it has been explained before but I can't seem to figure it out.
Find the grey title bar for this thread. Track your eyes to the right hand end of that bar - Subscribe
Did you find it? It's in the forum post title off to the right.
I like the way IB handles their subscribe feature. At first I thought I'd be inundated w/emails, but putting it at the bottom is great!
This is another helpful forum thread about titles. It helped me out a lot.
Thanks everyone, I have looked for that a 100 times and I know it was there. lol
It did take me awhile to find. I am definitely looking forward to a search feature sometime in the future! But since there seemed to be many people who would benefit for it I figured it was worth the extra work.
Another great example of why title construction is crucial: One of my newest articles already has 2 clicks and ranks on the front page of Google for a number of terms. The interesting thing is, neither of these clicks came as a result of my primary keyword. In other words, if your title is 4-5 words, it's almost certainly too short - get some synonyms and some adjectives in there and own long tail search!
One of these search terms is "one two three"
My title looks like: "one blah two blah blah - blah blah blah blah blah blah three"
So don't be overly concerned about the word order either - get those extra words in there. (but make it grammatically acceptable please)
Great advices here - I started to use them in my titles as soon as I read these - and I already see big results. As AJ said - I totally agree that "if your title is 4-5 words, it's almost certainly too short". Anyway - sometimes it is difficult to make them longer - even there are a tons of ways to make them longer.
@AJ - off topic - I would like you to address also this aspect in the next MS videos
Just a bump to this thread....great tips Jason! :)
So Bump....Great thread. I try to do the above and I think the breaking the the title into two short sentences helps with scanning/speed reading and short attention spans too, though some of my titles are pretty long....
Very nice tips for making titles in articles... Thanks JC....