Thanks for clicking, that was method #1! An interesting thing happened last week. I posted a FB and Twitter link to my “red” goals for the year and how I was embarrassed by them. Nothing unusual about the link to me, just part of my process, I wasn`t trying to be innovative or manipulative. Yet twice as many people clicked to read that entry as compared to my other posts (oh you scandalous readers!). And since people create blogs in the hope that people will read them, yep, I’m going to try to write more compelling titles that will manipulate you into feeling an almost irresistible desire to click. 🙂 Aren`t you glad I told you in advance?
On a related note, I have just finished an interesting article by Jon Morrow about “headline hacks” that get readers to click. Some of them seemed too cheesy to me (“How safe is your wallet on vacation?”) or other people’s approaches seem downright silly (“(person x did y) and you’ll never guess what happened next!”). » Read the rest