Thursday, 11 October 2012

Advanced blogging

How to write great headlines.
Your headline is the most important aspect of your text. 8 out of 10 people won’t read past the headline.

Here are 4 hints to writing headlines that search engines and users will appreciate.

Keep it short.
Include a keyword.
Don’t be clever.
Make sure it can stand alone and that it doesn’t need an image to give it context. Often headlines are read out of context in lists or on a search page.
Practice writing headlines
Here are some options to explore:

Look back at your blog posts. Revise where you can.
Write a headline for a blog post. You could pass on some gem from ULearn12 to your colleagues.
Students writing smart headlines
How could you introduce smart headlines in your classroom?

Could you introduce it across the curriculum?
How would you facilitate that?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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