How to Write Powerful Headlines for Your Online Content [Infographic]

David Ogilvy famously wrote, “On the average, five times as many people read the headlines as read the body copy.” He wrote that in 1983 and was referring to print advertising. Ogilvy loosely attributed the statement to various research entities, tests and his own observation. I’m not saying he was wrong, but I continue to…

How to Move Readers to Share Stories [71.4]

I spent some serious time messing with the headline above. It’s a good one, but I’ve done better. Keep reading and you’ll understand. First, know this: I want a lot of people to read this blog post. Bloggers generally attach great value to the number of viewers a post earns. And a proven strategy for increasing the…

Funny Headlines Make for Seriously Effective Content

Damn man. That’s kind of a sweet headline. It’s on topic, spells out a benefit, and has potentially two keyword phrases that might just rock the search Gods. Damn ma’am. That headline bites. This is supposed to be an article about the joy of funny headlines and this one’s 100% yuck-free. Ain’t life ironic? I…