Not getting enough page views on your content? Your headline might be to blame.
Headline’s can make or break a blog posts success. Therefore, if your post isn’t performing, one of the first things you should check is the quality of your title.
That’s because nobody will read your article if they don’t want to click on your headline. Headlines are a significant factor in the number of page views a certain website will receive. Quality content of course matters, but not if people don’t click on the title to read the content first.
Qualities That are found in a Great Headline
Headlines that convert into readers have a variety of important factors. These include:
Proper Keywords (to rank in Google!)
Emotion to Draw Attention
Lists When Relevant (i.e. 5 Ways to Grow Your Page)
Answer a Question/Problem (i.e. How to…)
Are Easy to Understand
However, combining most of these features into a perfect sentence can be rather difficult. That’s where this list of free tools comes in.
Below are 5 headline generators every blogger, freelancer, and business owner should be utilizing.
And… if you don’t enjoy reading the details of every single generator, here is a list you can copy and save for future use.
Also learn how I sky rocketed my traffic to thousands of views a day.
CoSchedule Headline Generator
CoSchedule’s headline tool is one of the most popular tools for bloggers. It works not by generating ideas, but instead by analyzing your headline and producing a report. It tells you what works and what doesn’t.
All you have to do is enter your title into the generator box and it will produce report with the results. An example of this is below.
Portent’s Content Idea Generator
Portent’s Content Idea Generator is just that - an idea. It’s a simple and fun platform that gives you a variety of ideas to work with. Very rarely do I find it to be the end all to my blogging struggles; however, I do find it to help give me much higher performing ideas.
As you can see below, all you need to do is type in your topic where it says “enter your subject here” and it will kick you out a combination of fun and interactive sentences.
Hubspot Blog Topic Generator
Hubspot Blog Topic Generator is my personal favorite. Type in a noun and Hubspot will kick you out a list of headlines that will last you a month or even a year.
As you can see above, you simply have to type in a noun into your blog ideas generator shown above. Then you will be give a short free list. However, to gain hundreds of ideas surrounding that topic, all you need to do is enter your email address into their newsletter. As you can see below, they gave me 250 blogging headlines that I can download as a spreadsheet and keep in my records.
Tweak Your Biz Title Generator
Tweak Your Biz title generator is similar to Hubspot. It works by giving you a long list of headline suggestions based on your topic of choice. The nice thing about Tweak Your Biz is that you are able to select “noun” or “verb”. You will then receive a long list of suggestions. You can see an example of this below.
Impact Blog Title Generator
The Impact Blog Title Generator is similar to the Potent Blog Content Generator mentioned above. It’s clean, simple, and is perfect to quickly create a catchy title when you need one.
Which Headline Generator is Best For You?
Picking the right headline generator depends on a few things:
Your topic (some topics work better with certain generators)
The amount of time you have
The brainstorming or refining stage (do you need ideas or do you need a title tweak?)
I sometimes find that using a combination of all of these generators work the best. For example, I might pick two or three from the list above and then refine them in CoSchedule.
The key is to understand that blogging and freelancing is all about consistency over time. Your blog will grow, you will become better at writing, your income increases over time. Therefore using the tools mentioned above are great for not only improve click through, but keeping a long and consistent list of blog topics to write about.