Tuesday, April 07, 2009

10 Sure-Fire Headlines: Now You Can Have a Thousand Posts in Only Three Years

Brian Clark wrote on Copyblogger back in 2006 about "10 Sure-Fire Headlines That Work." This is a classic article on how to write headlines that make people want to read the article or click on the link.  I came across it just as Dinah was reminding us that Shrink Rap's 3-year anniversary is coming up on April 22, and this post here is our 984th post.

"Wouldn't it be cool if our 1000th post was on our 3rd anniversary?"

So, I came up with the idea that our final posts should have "Sure-Fire Headlines That Work."  So, stay tuned for our final posts in our triennial millenium.


Dinah said...

sex with fish.
fish on xanax.
sexy fish on xanax.

Emy L. Nosti said...

Ha, that's 1 of 1 copy blogs I subscribe to (copywriter here, if I haven't mentioned it before)--usually good content.

I think Dinah's on to something, though I'd suggest the following:
-Fish Sex You Can Be Proud Of
-Little Known Ways to Have Sex With Fish
-Here's a Quick Way to Obtain Xanax
-Who Else Wants Xanax?

Speaking of animal sex and medical headlines, out of ~300, my top 5 grossing posts were:
-Exploratory Behavior In Great Tits
-Girls Gone...Wiled
-No bird masturbation techniques here, move along. (Still not sure why Google dubbed me the bird masturbation expert.)
-Leave your octopus in its takotsubo!
-The inanity defense

Not nearly as many takers on FICOactive substances. Pity.

Roy said...

Good ones, Emy. Sex always sells, huh.

Sarebear said...


CONDIMENTS to you on your fine headlines . . . . .

. . . giggle!