6 Simple Formulas to Write a Catchy Headline in 2 Minutes [Infographic]

Looking for an easy way to write an attractive title for your blog post or article? Here are 6 templates to quickly write a catchy headline. They will help you easily to write an attractive title for a blog post or social media message.

Looking for an easy way to write a catchy headline?

Want to know how quickly to write an attractive title for your blog post?

The headline is more important than even the article itself. If it’s good, it will prompt people to learn more about the topic. Otherwise, no matter how well your story is, with the boring headline many people will not even read what you wrote.

The simple headline-writing formula from Jeff Goins looks like this:

Number or Trigger word + Adjective + Keyword + Promise

Using it as the main idea, I put together some of the popular headline variations in 6 templates to help you quickly write a catchy headline.

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Quick Tips on Writing a Powerful Title

‘How to’ posts, guides, and lists are very popular. These kinds of titles tell people that there is practical information in one place.

To make the headline even more eye-catching use these tricks:

Include numbers

  • 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

better than

  • Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Add Attractive Adjective

  • The Simple Formulas to Write a Catchy Headline

better than

  • The Formulas to Write a Catchy Headline

Use Call-to-Action

  • Try This Formula to Quickly Write a Catchy Headline

better than

  • A Formula to Quickly Write a Catchy Headline

Looking for an easy way to write an attractive title for your blog post or article? Here are 6 templates to quickly write a catchy headline. They will help you easily to write an attractive title for a blog post or social media message.

Let’s see how this works all together.

Templates to Write a Catchy Headline

Here are easy to use templates. Also, below you will find the set of words for writing different headline variations.

Notes:

  • You can change the order of the words if it helps to write a better headline.
  • Keyword and promise can be the same word or phrase.
  • The promise and details are optional, but it helps specify the topic and motivate people to read your article.

The keyword is the main word or a phrase, describing what you write about in the post. It is what people will search on Google. Now all you need for creating a good headline is to find a proper keyword and put it in one of the templates.

Number + Adjective + Noun + Keyword + Promise

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How to + Action + Keyword + Promise

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Definition + Guide to + Action + Keyword + Promise

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Positive Word + Number and/or Noun + Keyword + Promise/Detail

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Negative Word + Action + Keyword + Promise

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Call-to-Action + Keyword + Promise

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Looking for an easy way to write an attractive title for your blog post or article? Here are 6 templates to quickly write a catchy headline. They will help you easily to write an attractive title for a blog post or social media message.

The sets of words for writing different headlines

Use these words to create different headlines. Take the words from the lists below, put to the template and add your keyword.

Adjectives

Absolute / Accidental / Amazing / Attention-Grabbing / Beautiful / Big / Brilliant / Clever / Controversial / Crazy / Damn Good / Delicious / Disturbing / Easy / Efficient / Effortless / Epic / Essential / Fab / Fantastic / Fascinating / Fearless / Free / Fun / Gorgeous / Incredible / Indirect / Insane / Irresistible / Juicy / Key / Kick-Ass / Little / Little Known / Mind-Blowing / Modern / New / Outrageous / Painstaking / Powerful / Proven / Recommended / Required / Scary / Savvy / Seriously / Shocking / Simple / Sleek / Snazzy / Spectacular / Spiffy / Steal-worthy / Strange / Stunning / Successful / Surprising / Terrible / Trendy / Trust-Building / Unbelievable / Useful / Useless / Valuable / Winning

Nouns

Areas / Components / Concepts / Do’s and Don’ts / Examples / Facts / Forms / Ideas / Ingredients / Lessons / Lies / Marks / Mistakes / Methods / Metrics / Principles / Questions / Reasons / Recipes / Resources / Rules / Steps / Stages / Secrets / Statistics / Strategies / Skills / Sins / Tactics / Tips / Tricks / Techniques / Templates / Tools / Types / Ways / The #-Step Process

Actions / Call-to-Actions

Apply / Ask / Be / Beautify / Become/ Benefit / Break / Bring / Build / Create / Combine / Decide / Discover / Do / Double (Triple) / Drive / Eliminate / Engage / Enhance / Exclude / Fail / Fix / Gain / Generate / Get / Get Rid of / Have / Illustrate / Improve / Include / Increase / Keep / Learn / Make / Maintain / Manage / Master / Manipulate / Maximize / Meet / Move / Optimize / Overcome / Perform / Play / Prepare / Produce / Promote / Prove / Save (Time) / Search / Set / Shape / Show / Start / Spice Up / Think / Try This / Use / Write

Guide Definitions

101 / An Easy / A Step-by-Step / The Advanced / The Beginner’s / The Complete / The Definitive / The Essential / The Fun and User-Friendly / The Ultimate / The Short / The Simple

Positive Words

Always / Best / Biggest / Easiest / Ever / Fastest / Funniest / Greatest / Hottest / Largest / Most / Perfect / Strongest / Top

Negative Words

Avoid / By No Means / Don’t / Never / None / Nothing / No One / No Way / Worst / Stop

Writing a good headline takes time and it doesn’t meet that it will get people’s attention. Use these templates for creating different variations of your article headline and for social media posts.

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What tricks do you use for write a Catchy Headline? If you have any questions, leave them below in a comment.

References:

http://coschedule.com/blog/write-a-headline/
http://goinswriter.com/catchy-headlines/
http://neilpatel.com/2015/06/02/the-step-by-step-guide-to-writing-powerful-headlines/
http://www.twelveskip.com/guide/blogging/1247/blog-post-title-templates-that-work
https://www.quicksprout.com/2015/08/21/18-tools-for-better-content-creation-improve-your-writing-with-less-effort/

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