Blog headlinesThis is the second part of the two-part series on writing explosive blog headlines.

In my previous article, I started with the first five suggested ways to writing explosive blog headlines based on Ben Settle’s Million Dollar Copywriting course.

To Continue, Here Are Five More Ways:

#6. Contrast

A compare and contrast approach gives your reader the complete picture or scenario from all sides and all angles. Compare and contrast as a strategy has been effective since I started writing compositions!

How To Nab More Sales by Offering Less Value
5 Ways to Find Success in an Unsuccessful World
Eye Doctor Blinded by Bad Marketing
How Newbies Can Joint Venture With Players

#7. Play On Book And Movie Titles

Remember my previous copywriting article? I played with Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom The Bells Toll and craftily made it into For Whom the Keywords Toll.

The Magic of Insanity
Copywriting Conversations with God
Beavis and Butthead Do Copywriting

Tales from the Marketing Monsters Crypt

#8. Movie/TV Titles

I love the TV series CSI trilogy – Miami, New York, and Las Vegas. I should probably come out with an article on the Copywriting Scene Investigation: CSI For Marketers!

Mr. Farrely’s Sales Secrets
Pulp Fiction’s Secret Marketing Lesson

#9. Challenge Existing Dogma

You can also take a more philosophical stance in your approach and appeal to the intrapersonal side of your followers. This would appeal to the more introspective kind of readers and this by itself is an explosive blog headline per their definition.

Why Copywriting Doesn’t Work
Stop Buying All Those Sales and Marketing Books
The Case Against Blogging
When It’s OK To Use Hype in Your Copywriting

#10. Mix And Match

You can put the bizarre into the more dogmatic one or couple the straight benefit with the curious one to get more fun ways of making your blog headlines stand out!

Beat the Spam Filters with Spam
How To Profit From Uncle Sam’s Stupidity
Obama’s Best-Kept Marketing Secret
Weird Twitter Secret Spikes Traffic


This could really get your creative juices flowing in no time. I can’t wait to think of explosive blog headlines for my new posts now!

Have Fun!

What’s Your Strategy In Coming Up With Blog Headlines?

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To Your Success,

Elmar Sandyck

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5 thoughts on “10 Brilliant Ideas To Write Blog Headlines That Make People Click- Part 2

  1. Hi Ilka,

    Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the series! Indeed, Ben Settle knows what he is doing, he’s a magician with words!

    You’re right, questions give a good opening rate, and “How to” titles work very good as well.
    I try to vary a lot and see what works best, this way we learn don’t we?

    It’s a challenge indeed to put your keyword in the title each time, especially when you have a great title in mind in which your keyword is not included…
    I try to include my keyword each time, but if it really does not work out I prefer to leave it out and come up with a good title.

    Thanks for stopping by and for leaving anther great comment Ilka,


  2. Hi Tony,

    It’s my pleasure buddy, I’m glad it helped!
    Creating good titles is not easy, that’s for sure.

    What I personally do (I also learned this from Ben Settle) is to write as many titles as I can think of for a particular post. Then I let it rest for several hours and I come back and read all the titles I’ve written down. Instantly I delete a lot of them. After doing this I’ll maybe end up with 4 – 5 good ones, or maybe less. I let it rest again and I repeat the process. At the end I choose the winner and sometimes l need to give it a little final tweek.

    Using this little technique makes writing good titles a lot of fun and will result in better ones!

    Make sure to try it, it works! 😉

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving this awesome comment!


  3. Hi Jon,

    I completely agree with you!

    High quality content is the most important thing. On the other hand I’ve learned that you can write the highest quality content, but if your headlines don’t entice people to click, nobody will read your content!

    Thanks for you great comment!


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