15 Ways These “Fill-in-the-Blank” Blog Titles Will Get You More Clicks

Matthew Kobach
Matthew Kobach CEO, Social Research Strategies

Posted on June 22nd 2014

15 Ways These “Fill-in-the-Blank” Blog Titles Will Get You More Clicks

Here are 15 fill-in-the-blank blog titles to help get the creative juices flowing and will help get you more clicks. 

1) The top 7 ____
People love lists. It lets your readers know what to expect by appropriately setting their expectations.

2) 3 Extraordinary ____ to Set You Apart
No, people really love lists. Use buzzwords to help increase curiosity.

3) 7 Secrets of ____
People love “secrets”, so frame your advice in the form of a secret.

4) 5 Reasons ____ is ____
Explain to people why something is the way it is. It will increase your perceived expertise.

5) How to ____ in 7 Days Flat!
Explain how to do things and tell your readers how long it will take.

6) ____ Step-by-Step guide for Beginners
Everyone thinks they are a beginner, and if not, they will likely still want to know what the beginners know.

7) Bad News for ____
“Gossip-y” titles get clicked.

8) Heartwarming Story from ____
Inspiring stories get shared more than negative stories.

9) You’ll Never Believe _____
Challenge your reader's expectations.

10) 6 Undeniable Benefits of ____
Tell them why they will benefit from something.

11) 4 Reasons Your ____ isn’t Working
Help solve a problem for your readers.

12) 12 Things ____ Doesn’t Want You to Know
This is similar to the sharing “secrets” title. Get people thinking they are reading inside information

13) 8 ____ Hacks that you need to know
“Hacks” make life simpler. Share some industry hacks to make your reader’s life easier.

14) 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About_____
Use a little drama to get people to click.

15) 15 ways _____
Hey, this one worked on you, didn’t it? 

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

CEO, Social Research Strategies

After Matthew completed his Master's degree in Mass Communication at Indiana University, he turned his attention to social media. Interested in how businesses could best harness social media to increase their bottom line, he focused his PhD studies on the prediction of social media behavior. Matthew advises executives on how to best utilize social media to enhance their brands. Matthew's credentials include presenting his research at competitive national and international conferences, publishing papers in top academic journals, and co-founding Social Research Strategies, positioning him as an authority in the field.

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Avtar Ram Singh
Posted on June 22nd 2014 at 8:03AM

Extremely bad advice. Click-bait articles is something that most content marketers are now moving away from because it feels like such a scam.