Practical Article Marketing Tips – 3 Title Tips to Skyrocket the Traffic From Your Articles

EzineArticles CartoonDo you know how to craft an article title that pulls in tons more traffic for each article? You will when you discover and implement these 3 tips.

Tip 1 – Include clear benefits in your title – What are they going to get out of reading your article? There’s a difference between benefits and features.

People get confused about this.

A feature is what something is. A benefit is what something does.

The feature in this title is “3 Title Tips.” The benefit is “Skyrocket Your Traffic from Articles.”

Tip 2 – Ask a question in your title – Why ask a question? Because our brains are wired, it’s the way we are built. If you ask your brain a question, it must find the answer.

If you’re asking yourself, “Why do bad things always happen to me?” do you know what your brain does? Your brain goes looking for an answer to that question.

Because you’re this, because you’re that, and none of that’s good.

If you’re having a string of bad stuff going on, the better question is, “How can I respond to these natural challenges of life in a way that makes things better? How can I make this work for me?”

For our article titles, if you ask a question, the brain’s got to go find an answer for it, which makes the person much more likely to read that article. They want to go find the answer.

Tip 3 – Use numbers in your article title – 3, 5, 7, 10, 21, 77 – Numbers attract and convey the notion that the article will be quickly readable and I’m going to get something out of it.

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From Jeff Herring – The Article Marketing Guy & The Great Article Marketing Network

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  • LOVE IT!

    I swear – I could easily say the same thing! I keep a note pad in the bathroom for such occasions… and in the car.

    • Sally So

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      I was going to say the same thing. Me and my husband also take these notepads with us on holidays too – No rest for the wicked

  • Hi Jeff,

    Thank you for sharing this good article.

    It is definitely a good reminder that the article should be written in a way that will benefits the readers and getting the most response from the readers.

    Looking forwards to your next set of articles ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Great info. Jeff. I am a newbie. I feel my conent is defintely worth reading, but the tittle is sich a big part of getting them read. Ty, I try to G.U.T.S All your tips, shared knowledge and experience.

  • What a great idea Jeff. I already eat breakfast and lunch at the computer, I can see myself getting even more quality articles written if I utilize the cartoon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I should bring in the coffee percolator as well!


  • Monna Ellithorpe

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    Jeff, Your post, articles or what ever you write is right on target and you have convinced me article writing is a tremendous help in getting traffic to a website. Thanks for everything you offer in the way of advice, tips and tricks.

  • Janice

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    How's this:

    "Are You Ready to Skyrocket Your Traffic With Just 1 Clever Cartoon?"

  • Jenny Evans Dunham

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    Great article, Jeff, and I absolutely love the cartoon! Looking forward to seeing more of them.


  • Hi Jeff,

    This is another great post from Jeff Herring. I have a hard time with catchy article titles but after reading this post, I will use these three tip to guide me in my future writing. I never thought about adding the benefits to the title. Thanks

    Lurleen – The Computer Therapist

  • Thanks for the explanation about the difference between features and benefits. I have always had trouble explaining that to my customers. No I will use yours.

    Lauren McMullen – Your Social media Marketing VA

  • Robert

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    Great points, Jeff. I will work at implementing them.

  • Darrell Causey

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    Jeff, your new site is looking fantastic!

  • Janice Steen

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    Thanks for more helpful tips, Jeff! You clarified the difference between "features" and "benefits" very nicely, and your insight about the use of numbers in titles is insightful. I look forward to your next post! Cheers!

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