Saturday, October 21, 2006

Blog post title - how to choose them

Here are 3 post titles taken from various blogs I subscribe to:
1. How do you get it all done?
2. Landing Page Optimization Tip: How We Boosted The Conversion Rate By 31% in less than a minute
3. Firefox 2.0 or IE7?

Why is the post title important?
1. Your RSS/email subscribers decide if they want to read the post based on the subject line. Is it relevant for them? Is it interesting?
2. Most blogging platform give the post a URL based on the first few words of the title. If the first few words are not relevant, you will not get this post indexed by search engines.
3. My blog features over a hundred posts. When going over my old posts, I want the title to be significant so I can easily figure out what a post is all about.

What do you think of the 3 titles? Are they good? Are they bad? Do they mean anything to you? Will you read these posts based on their titles?


Robyn Tippins said...

Ohad, I normally take into account the SEO-ness of my titles too. Didn't do too well on that one this time LOL

Thanks for the link (and for subscribing).

Ohad Gliksman said...

I really like your blog and found some great insights in it. The posts titles I "picked" upon whee the ones on the top of my rss list :)