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How do you title your articles?

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449 posts
Member since Aug 12, 2010

thanks for good ideas

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Member since May 8, 2009

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!

576 posts
Member since Sep 5, 2009

Thanks JC! Awesome info!

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Member since Jul 26, 2010

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.

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Member since Jun 23, 2010

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 tomatoes
Yellow Tomato Plants
Growing in Containers
Growing tomatoes for Dummies
etc

958 posts
Member since Jul 27, 2010

JC and everyone who contributed - thanks for the great information on article titles.

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Member since Dec 3, 2010
aidenofthetower said:

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!

Aiden, this is very helpful just what I needed!

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Member since Aug 26, 2009

Great thread, Jason! *Clicking Subscribe Right Now!* (Anyone else?)

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Member since Apr 13, 2010

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.

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Member since Jun 23, 2010

Find the grey title bar for this thread. Track your eyes to the right hand end of that bar - Subscribe

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Member since Dec 3, 2010

Subscribed!

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Member since Aug 30, 2009
dmcmahan said:

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.

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.
 http://www.infobarrel.com/forum-topic.php?id=1321

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Member since Apr 13, 2010

Thanks everyone, I have looked for that a 100 times and I know it was there. lol

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Member since May 8, 2009

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.

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Member since Jul 26, 2010

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)

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Member since Jul 10, 2010

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

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Member since Aug 26, 2009

Just a bump to this thread....great tips Jason! :)

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Member since Aug 13, 2011
chezfat said:

Excellent ips Jason - I would emphasize your recommendation of using alternative kewyords in the title:

four wheelers for sale - finding cheap atv's

I would also add that adding inclusive adjectives are a must. 

three and four wheelers for sale - finding cheap or used atv's

In this second case the bolded words are includive adjectives.  Someone looking for either three wheelers or four wheelers are going to be inclined to click this article in the search engine page.  Adiitionaly someone looking for cheap or used will be inclined to click this article and anyone looking for ATVs rather than wheelers will be inclined to click the article.  And by gettign all these words in the title you really aren't changing the keyword you are targeting nor are you altering the adsense ads this article will trigger but you are building authority to this artcile for a multitude of long-tail keywords.

At some point the title becomes to long though so this is pretty much as long as I would go.  Any longer and your descriptive adjectives start excluding people (i.e. white four wheelers excludes anyone who doesn't like the color white) and the focus of the article can start to get a little crazy.  Google will only display a certain amount of characters on the search results page to so it's best to keep things from getting too long.

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....

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Member since Aug 24, 2011

subscribed :)

151 posts
Member since Aug 19, 2011

Very nice tips for making titles in articles... Thanks JC....

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