Let’s explore the power of a ghostwritten headline and discuss how to attract readers with a captivating title. When it comes to ghostwriting, having a powerful headline is paramount.
A well-crafted blog post headline can distinguish between a successful post and one that falls flat. The power of a ghostwritten headline lies in its ability to draw readers in and make them eager to read more. In this post, we’ll explore the importance of crafting a captivating headline for ghostwriting and share tips for creating headline titles that will get readers hooked.
When to create the headline?
Creating the headline is essential in the ghostwriting process and should be noticed. It is best to wait until the post has been written before crafting the title so that you can better understand the post’s content and play off any clever turns of phrases or other elements in the post that could make a great title. This way, you can ensure that the headline accurately reflects the post’s content and is enticing enough to attract readers.
If you are ghostwriting for someone with clearly defined directions, develop a headline before finishing the piece. Doing this lets you plan out any themes or plot points you must address as you write.
No matter when you create your blog post title, remember that it should accurately reflect the blog post’s content while still being compelling enough to draw readers in. A good headline will give readers an idea of what they can expect while leaving them wanting more. It can differ between a post being read and forgotten or shared and discussed.
Keyword and keyphrase research
The right keywords and phrases can draw readers in and make them eager to read more. Conducting keyword and keyphrase research is essential when crafting your blog post headline.
Start by considering the language used by your target audience. Note any terms or phrases your readers might use when discussing your ghostwriting topic. Consider popular topics related to your post, and look for ways to include those in your title.
Next, use keyword research tools to help you identify relevant words and phrases to your topic. These tools allow you to understand which readers use terms related to your topic in searches. This can give you valuable insight into which keywords and phrases you should use.
With the right combination of keywords, you can create a powerful headline that encapsulates the ghostwritten blog post and makes readers want to learn more. This will help draw readers in and make them eager to find out what your post offers. By crafting an effective headline, you can take your ghostwriting to the next level and create a piece that readers won’t resist!
The right words
To ensure your ghostwritten headlines draw readers in, consider the problem your post addresses and develop a solution you can offer in your headline. Take the time to organize the words in the title for maximum impact, and pay attention to the length.
For example, if you are ghostwriting a guide about preparing meals at home to cut food costs, an interesting blog post title might be ’10 Tips to Save Money Now by Preparing Meals at Home.’ This title lets readers know they can learn to save cash quickly and start cooking immediately.
Organizing words and length
The headline of a blog post should be succinct but powerful. To maximize your title’s impact, keep it between 6-10 words and/or under 60 characters. Even a short header can convey the key points and make the reader curious enough to click through and read the rest.
Connecting keywords also plays a significant role in creating compelling headlines. Ensure that the words you use to provide context and are relevant to the content of the post.
Eliminate anything unnecessary and string together the most critical information. This will help readers understand what they can expect from your article and draw them in to read more.
For the sake of experimentation, let’s pretend to ghostwrite a title for a cooking blog. The topic is ‘making a pie crust from scratch,’ and you’ve done the necessary research on relevant keywords and key phrases.
Where should these words go? Describe the crust first. Sort of. Present the issue, then describe the pie crust!
So, what do these readers want to do? Bake pies with homemade pie crusts from scratch. We ended up with seven words that contained thirty-seven characters. Does this headline tempt you to read the blog post if you want to prepare your pie crust at home instead of buying a boring frozen product? Bet it would.
Test the title
It is essential to test your headline before you publish a blog post. Start by quickly searching on Google to ensure no one else has used the same or similar title. Then, ask yourself questions like Does the title sound interesting? Is it easy to understand? Does this accurately sum up what you want to say? If the answer is no to any of these questions, consider changing it or rearranging words until it meets all the necessary criteria. Testing your blog post headline will help ensure it will capture readers’ attention and draw them in.
Ensure the headline reflects the blog post’s content, so readers don’t feel deceived when they click through. Add symbols or emojis if they are relevant and appropriate to make your headline even more powerful. A compelling blog post headline can set you apart from competitors and keep readers returning for more. You DO want them to come back. It’s not just your title being tested. You can ghostwrite.
The next steps
After you have a catchy headline that accurately reflects your blog post, it’s time to move on to writing the content. Having a great title for your post is only the beginning. You want readers to stay interested in the rest of your content so that they keep reading and returning for the more informative content! Remember to return and read the next post in this series about ghostwriting blog posts for advice on crafting an engaging meta description.