Writing killer blog posts is the key to attract more readers and keep them interested enough so they stay a while on your site. Blogging can be really interesting to do, but it can also be really frustrating when you don’t know what you are doing wrong. Choosing your post topic is only the first step to complete a blog post. In fact, there is a lot more to it and it is always nice to get some advices that will shape you into a talented writer.
To attract readers, the first and most important piece of your post is the title. It seems that about 80% of the readers will only look at the headline, but 20% will read the entire article. The title is your best way at capturing your readers’ attention so they want to check out the rest of your article. That’s why your title must be catchy, intriguing and with just the right amount of information to pique your readers’ curiosity.
Another important fact to take into account is bounce rate. Actually, it seems that 38% of people who will land on your site won’t stay to finish your article. So you see, writing a great headline is key to ensure that readers will stick around. And to do so, there are some types of titles that can help you create those awesome titles.
Now that you have captured the attention of your readers, you need to write great content so your readers keep on reading. The infographic below, created by WhoIsHostingThis?, is the perfect tool to help you create killer blog posts. Here is what you will find in it:
- Catch their attention
- How your post title matters
- Eight types of titles
- Different ways to grab your readers’ attention
- Pull your readers in
- Keep your readers’ attention
In this infographic, you will find useful secrets to help you write killer blog posts and increase your blog traffic. With these tips, not only will you increase your blog traffic, you will lower bounce rate, you will keep your readers longer on your site and your articles will be shared more frequently on social networks like Twitter or Facebook. Before you know it, your blog posts will be popular and your blog full of traffic.
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About the Author: Hello, my name is Nataly Auger. I am a 48 year-old mom who recently discovered she loves to write. I write about everything that grabs my attention. I am married, I have two girls and a stepson who are respectively 24, 25 years and 30 years old.