|01-20-2009, 04:51 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
"Steal, Hijack, and borrow" and other HUGE traffic headlines.
"Steal, Hijack, and borrow, get massive website traffic" and other HUGE traffic headlines.
I maintain several blogs and websites, as well as submit many articles to some of the major article databases. I have really been taking a look at what gets the most traffic, and a good headline always seems to get more hits right off the starting line. It seems that some of the obviously "far fetched" headlines get the most interest.
Here are a couple more:
"My biceps grew so fast they hurt."
"How did a 9 year old kid make $32k in 3 months on the internet?"
"I lost weight so fast my MOM didn't recognize me"
Anyone else have any blog or article headlines that brought in more traffic than expected?
|01-22-2009, 06:30 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Just a thought....
Getting the traffic is good, but you're also setting up an expectation with headlines that are TOO overstated.
Even if you don't deliver on the expectation -- if you don't deliver "equal" value in some way to that expectation, then my concern is the reader would feel cheated or let down, and the traffic wouldn't "stick".
Its sticky traffic that everyone says to shoot for.
|01-22-2009, 06:44 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
I doubt those headlines will deliver the maximum traffic, they are way too unrealistic. A good headline has to be realistic.
On my blog I mostly use the How-to or List based headlines such as 10 WordPress Plugins For...
|01-22-2009, 07:58 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London, United Kingdom
You would never be able to keep the traffic only with interesting headlines, and search engines will notice that!
|01-22-2009, 10:49 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
sometimes people are turned off is something sounds too good to be true or exaggerated.
it may peak curiosity but it will also peak skepticism and doubt.
headlines are important and it is also important for them to be relevant to the article at hand.
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