Today I’m at a doctors office waiting for my turn and using my smart phone to catch up on reading articles. Many people are reading from their phones and tablets away from home, (bloggers check your Google Analytics). This isn’t new information but I want to draw your attention to a reader’s options.
My phone has the Feedly app downloaded to work with my Buffer account giving me the option to amplify your post. My blog is on Feedly too and I could also add my own articles to my buffer account. Feedly displays four articles to choose from at a time.
Think about it, do you have a clickable blog title?
When your title is lined up with three other options will readers be captured enough to click through? Will they want to read the rest of what you worked so hard to publish?
How can you create one?
Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind.
- Keywords and SEO are important but don’t forget you are writing for humans not robots.
- Are your titles only words that another blogger would understand? Cast a wider net because not everyone understands what a weekly meme is or a link up.
- Check out sites that have a lot of shares for their content like Mashable for instance. What kind of titles are they using to draw readers into their site?
Above you have four options, which of them would you have chosen to read?
Do you have anything to add about blog titles?
Viewing these choices on my phone gave me a lot to think about and I hope that by sharing my thoughts with you it will help you to better understand what readers see. If you have any questions or suggestions that you would like to see please leave them in the comment section below. To learn more simple ways to navigate your online projects visit more of my How To Tips <—-here!