10 Blog Title Ideas For Your Website

by Scott Bradley on July 4, 2012

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When writing blog posts, one of the most important elements of your post is your blog’s title. The title of your blog post will either motivate the visitor to read what you wrote, or cause them to skip it and move on to the next thing screaming for their attention.

Since the title is the very first thing visitors normally read, it is important that you take some time to strategically think about a title that will grab their attention and inspire them to read the entire article.

Your title is essentially the promise you are making to the reader if they choose to read your post. Never forget this, or else the quality of your blog post titles and content may go down hill in the future.

Below is a list of blog post title ideas you can swipe and use for your own future blog posts. The best part about these blog title ideas is that they can be mixed, matched or combined to form even more creative blog titles that get people to want to read what you wrote on your site

1) X Reasons Why ___________________

Example
5 Reasons Why Your House is Making You Sick

2) How _________________ Cause(s) _________________

Example
How Burning Bridges Causes You To Create A Bad Reputation For Yourself

3) Why _________________ Cause(s) _________________

Example
Why The Decline of Digg.com Causes Reddit.com to Thrive

4) How _________________ Affects _________________

Example
How Social Media Affects SEO

5) X Tips To ______________________

Example
5 Tips To Losing Your First 10 Pounds

6) How _________________ Will ____________________

Example
How Google’s New Algorithm Will Eliminate Spam Sites Completely

7) Why ___________________________________________

Example
Why The Facebook IPO Was An Utter Disaster

8) Everything You Should Know About _______________ Before You _________________

Example
Everything You Should Know About Starting A Business Before You Create Your Business Entity

9) How To ____________________ and ______________________

Example
How to Win Friends and Influence People

10) X Ways To ___________________

Example
3 Ways To Date The Girl of Your Dreams

If you have anymore great blog title ideas to share be sure to put them in the comments section below!

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About The Author
Scott Bradley is an entrepreneur who is passionate about helping business owners create and implement effective marketing plans, strategies and tactics. He is the owner of this website, Brilliant Business Advice, and spends most of his time creating products and services that directly serve the small business community. You can learn more about Scott on his personal website which can be found at http://www.ScottBradley.name

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Devesh August 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

What about email subject lines for the campaigns sent out to list? I would assume same formula would apply but every now and then you have those emails that are not so much about – how to, X ways to… Any ideas to make subject lines more appealing and “openable”? Thanks!

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Scott Bradley August 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Hi Devesh! Thank you for the idea for a future blog post. The problem with trying to create a one size fits all solution for email subject lines is that depending on what the message says will dictate what the subject line will be. What I would say is choose a format that works for you, and test different formats to see what brings a greater response over time.

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Richard K. August 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm

11) X_________Ideas For______________

i.e. 10 Blog Title Ideas For Your Website

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Scott Bradley August 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Thanks for adding to this post Richard!

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Stephanie Treasure August 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Great post Scott! Not only are these great headlines to attract readers, they also can be used to generate ideas for blog post content. Certainly helpful for “writers (or bloggers) block”. Thanks for sharing.

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Scott Bradley August 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Absolutely Stephanie! I agree with you. Most of the time when writing a blog post I start with the headline first, and then create the content second.

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Kristy Schnabel August 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Hi Scott, I know that the title is the most important, and often I get stumped. Thanks for putting this together, and the next time I get stumped, I’ll refer to your template for ideas! –Kristy

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Scott Bradley August 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

You are welcome Kristy! So glad you found this post helpful!

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Jeremy Cook August 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Wow, these titles sound really good! That being said, do you have any data that supports these titles attracting readers or having a low bounce rate etc?

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Scott Bradley August 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Jeremy – Thanks for your comment! I use a lot of these same type of titles in the majority of my blog posts. Normally when traffic comes into blog posts with these type of titles, the “stick times” tend to be anywhere from 1-5 minutes depending on how long the blog post is. I hope I answered your question! If not please let me know!

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Francise September 2, 2012 at 3:44 am

For me creating a captivating title has been my weakness. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise, very informative.

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Scott Bradley September 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

You are so welcome Francise! I am so glad the post was really helpful for you!

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