Mar 4, 2009

Crafting an Irresistible Title - Article Writing for Affiliates Day 2

Day 2 - Crafting an Irresistible Title for Your Article

How you craft the title of your article is up to you. You can create a swipe file of good titles you have found and model your title after these titles.

Don't copy these titles. If you do, you will have a hard time finding your article in the search engines. You want to make your article title as original as possible.

There are four types of titles we will examine here. You can use these title ideas to help you write your own title. Remember, the purpose of a good title is to get your reader to read your article and click through to your site.

1. The Question

The purpose of the question title is to engage your readers. You want them to get involved in the topic of your article. With all good article titles, you want to present the problem and then the solution. You will elaborate these points in the body of your article.

An example would be:

Are You Losing Your Hair? Avoid These Three Things

2. The Statement

In the statement title, you make a statement of fact. Use a statistic. Be specific.

For example:

27% of Men Are Losing Their Hair...What to Do to Keep Your Hair Without Losing Your Mind

3. The List

The list is a list of related items. It's very similar to the How-To because you use a list of tips.

For example:

Top 7 Small Business Start Up Tips

4. The How-To

With the how-to, you are telling others how to do something. It's like a recipe. You are teaching them how to do one thing.

For example:

How to Double Your Investments in 30 Days

When writing your titles, include your keywords. This will help you with search engine optimization. Keywords are an easy way to optimize your articles for the search engines. Don't overdo it.

Keep a swipe file of your title ideas. With a swipe file, it's easier to avoid writer's block. Write down all of your title ideas and review them when you want to write a new article. It will make it easier for you to get started writing your article and stay on track.

If you haven't downloaded the 8 Minute Article Writer software, do so now. This software will make it much easier for you to write your article. Download it here.

We also recommend you browse Article Marketer University for additional help, including Maria Marsala's audio, "The 8 Minute Article."

You may also want to listen to Ewen Chia's Affiliate Article Mastery for more tips on making the most of your articles.

In the next lesson, we will examine the easiest type of article to write.

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Ready for the next lesson?

Go to Day 3 - "Writing the List Article"

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