74 Blogging Titles that Get People to Click! #3 Works Best!

74 Blogging Titles that Get People to Click! #3 Works Best!

Don’t you hate those annoying article titles that always start with a number?

I bet you do!… but guess what, they work extremely well and grab our interests — thus making us click even when we don’t want to!

To prove my point… you are here reading this very article!

Ever since sites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy started posting a million articles with numbers in the titles and we continually see them getting thousands upon thousands of shares on Facebook, people started to catch on — these crazy number posts are actually getting a lot of attention.

And there’s been no stopping it ever since…

Even Entrepreneur.com is hooked and these crazy numbered post titles are they are the most shared articles on their site on any given day.

Entrepreneur Magazine Numbers Posts

One of the reasons why numbered posts work so well is because they can be applied to nearly any niche topic you can possibly think of.

From a writing standpoint, it’s also easier to come up with content creation ideas when you have a set amount of points you want to cover within one blog post.

For example, back in October I wrote an article for SearchEngineJournal that was titled “7 Proven Methods to Explode Your Social Shares“. Not only was it a great post with real life and working examples, but it was also the 3rd most shared article on their site for the whole month, with over 3,660+ social shares.

SEJ Article

Not bad for a site that produces hundreds of articles per month and is ranked in the top 2,000 sites online.

Crazy Post Titles and Numbers Work… and they are everywhere!

As mentioned, it’s not just in the online marketing and business world that is saturated with crazy post titles, they are pretty much everywhere.

You’ve likely seen these widget blocks at the bottom of many sites and they are a great inspiration for new post ideas and coming up with creative titles.

Numbered Posts are Everywhere

The next time you come across these ads/links, be sure to click on them and see how they span into a whole world of content sites that focus all of their efforts on amazing headlines and ad copy — all focused on getting that initial click and keeping people on their site.

Even more post title tips and tricks…

Crazy post titles and numbers are great… but they can get old after a while. Hubspot has a post on 11 different ways you can start refocusing and split testing the variations in your titles to see which perform best and get the higher click through rates. You can see one of their examples below.

Fun vs. Serious Tone
Variation A: 160 MORE Free Stock Photos You Seriously Need to Download Now
Variation B: 75 Free Stock Photos for You to Use (and Tips for Customizing Them in PowerPoint)

The Winner: Variation A (.11% vs. .05% CTR, statistically significant)

Takeaway: Don’t take yourself too seriously. Your post titles will be more enticing with a fun, light tone than a bland, serious one.

Which of the two would you have clicked on?

Be sure to check out their full article on each of their methods and how you can start testing this on your own site?

How to Create Killer Blog Post Titles for Your Site

With well over 100 million blogs on the internet today, you are fighting a never ending war that seems like it just keeps getting harder and harder to win. One of your weapons in this war is your creativity and ability to create content of value that others can share for you as well.

It all starts with your title and coming up with something creative to grab their attention.

So after writing hundreds, if not thousands of articles and post titles already… are you simply burnt out?

Kudos to TwelveSkip for creating the snazzy 74 blog templates infographic below. This simple, yet effective chart makes it allot easier for you to come up with a whole new selection of titles by simply plugging in high target keywords based on your niche.

Try it out and let the power of viral marketing do it’s work for you!

Blogging Headlines that Work

Click Tracking and Link Management with ClickMagick

Click Tracking and Link Management with ClickMagick

No matter if you are an affiliate marketer, blogger or content marketer, you need to track links and improve your performance on a continual basis. One of the best ways to improve your click through rates and conversions is to simply measure your results and track everything!

ClickMagick is one of the latest click tracking tools to hit the market and unlike other services that only offer “click tracking”, this one actually has 19 different features built into their platform to track entire sales funnels, add retargeting to links, split test, offer geo-targeting, mobile filtering and much more.

ClickMagick

As you can see from their main page, they have a great walk through video that shows you all of their backend tools, along with highlighting many of them on the right side of the video. Of course you will also notice the free 14 day trial, which is a no-brainer for anyone looking to find a great new click tracking and link management tool.

ClickMagick Click Tracking Tools

As mentioned, ClickMagick is more than just a click tracking and link management tool, it also provides you with many tools to improve your call to actions, reporting and split testing as well — many of which we will highlight in this section.

Click Tracking and Split Testing

Almost everyone is already familiar with the basics of setting up a click tracking and how split testing works. ClickMagick and their approach for setting this up and pulling reports is no different. You can see a screenshot of their stats area below.

ClickMagick_Tracking_Stats

Other highlights of the click tracking tools capabilities within ClickMagick are;

– Ease of use. While this is expected of most service, ClickMagick is very powerful, yet easy to use at the same time.

– Automatic split testing which not only shows you key percentages and figures from your campaigns, but it will also notify on the winning campaign conversions as well.

– 24/7 automatic link uptime monitoring, which is crucial for affiliate marketers to stay on top of so they don’t spend money advertising a dead link.

MagickBar

As important as linking out to other high quality sites and resources is, it’s still always sad to see visitors and traffic leave your site. One of the best ways to combat this issue is to implement the MagickBar on your site. The MagickBar allows you to send your audience to any web site or link destination, but also keep your header bar, custom message or call to action at the top portion of the page.

In the example below you can see what it might look like if I sent a visitor to Wikipedia.com through a link on this blog if I had the MagickBar enabled.

MagickBar_Preview

Amazing Popup Tools

We’ve all seen popup windows and have heard about how affective they are, but ClickMagick offers an example of how to make these popups work extremely well for pushing your affiliate offers as well.

For example, when you send a visitor to an affiliate link, they get to that affiliate home page — nothing else. However, if you were to use a ClickMagick custom popup window, you could create something like the example below — which increased conversions by 40% over sending the person right to the affiliate landing page!

How could you be using this same simple feature to increase your conversions?

ClickMagick_Popup_Window

ClickMagick vs. Self Hosted + Get $250?

ClickMagick is so confident they are simply the best click tracking platform out there, that they are offering $250 back it up. How is that possible? Well, ClickMagick wants you to put their platform to the test and they are offering $250 to anyone who switches from another platform to theirs, tries it out and isn’t happy with it.

Their full terms on this deal is below.

  • 1. You must currently be using a self-hosted tracker, and be able to prove it if necessary.
  • 2. You must actively use ClickMagick for at least 30 days, and generate at least 1,000 clicks. Please note: adf.ly, traffic exchange, or other similar “low value” traffic does not qualify.
  • 3. If there’s something you don’t love about ClickMagick, you agree to let us know and then give us a minimum of 72 hours to “make it right” to your satisfaction.
  • If you satisfy all three conditions and still feel that your self-hosted tracker is better than ClickMagick, just let us know and we’ll gladly PayPal you $250 for wasting your time.”

Any service that is willing to put an offer out like this, is definitely worth trying out — even if it’s just for their 14 day trial.

ClickMagick Payment Plans

We covered a bunch of features and tools that ClickMagick has to offer, now it’s time for you to put them to the test as well.

As mentioned, ClickMagick offers a 14 day free trial. After this trial period, you will then have the option to cancel your account or continue as a paid member, which costs as low as $12 per month with annual billing. Monthly membership costs are based on click usage through the account. You can also cancel at any time.

ClickMagick_Pricing