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How to Write Article Titles for Maximum Money?

Updated on August 28, 2013
Learn how to write your article titles.
Learn how to write your article titles.

Hello friends, today I am going to share with you some advice on how to write article titles for making maximum money online. We will put emphasis on length describing benefits of long article titles by giving proper time to the title of your article and avoiding exclamatory words, avoiding slang, and emphasizing proper description of the title of your article. Now first of all, I ask you a simple question. “Is your article title long enough? What do you think of this? Some people think that if they will write small titles for their articles, they will attract more visitors to their articles. Regarding this, there are still some people who say yes, but I say no because the SEO trend has changed and short titles are producing less views per article versus long titles, so I suggest you to expand your article title by at least 35 percent in length. I guarantee good titles = more visitors will bring in more ad revenue and add money in your bank account.

Publish your articles and earn long-term residual income at hubpages.
Publish your articles and earn long-term residual income at hubpages.

Benefits of Long Titles

Long titles increase the reprint rate and value of your articles because narrower will be the focus, the more specialized will be your reprint article and more qualified reader will come to your article. This results in maximum return rate of overall traffic to your articles. For hubpagescom, your hub title can be up to 85 characters long. You have to just remember to make your hub title just a little longer than what you might feel comfortable with and you will in return see a dramatic increase in the traffic and visitors to your hubs. A good hub title length can be greater than 70 characters but less than 85 characters. Remember I have earned more than 10 lakhs INR at hupages in part-time in last 6 years.

Avoid exclamatory words like, "Don't Miss This" in your hub titles.
Avoid exclamatory words like, "Don't Miss This" in your hub titles.

Avoiding Exclamatory Words

Now the next questions come: "Does my article title uses clear and succinct wording?" I am able to express much at max 85 characters or not? Your article title should be a promising one and should provide to the point info in the content part, but some writers try to use exclamatory words like "This is a Must Read" and "Don't Miss This" or "This is Amazing Info, Read It". These types of words only induce annoyance for your visitor so it is better to not use these in your article title. If your article is a good one, you do not need these types of exclamatory words in the title. Just focus on the topic of your article. Also, some people tend to create article titles that extend over an irregular area or are rambled up which displays lack of respect for your visitor's time. Most visitors get annoyed of these article titles and don't bother to click the title to read the article due to annoyance and lack of interest.

Give proper time to writing article title - at least 20% of your time.
Give proper time to writing article title - at least 20% of your time.

Giving Proper Time To The Title Of Your Hub

Next point comes that many new article writers spend 99% of their time on the content of their articles and only give 1% of time to the hub article but they are not aware that they should put 20% of their time on the articles of their hubs and 80% of time on the content of their articles because title is the most important part of any article. A descriptive to the point title brings loads of visitors and a rambled and unclear title brings lower quality and quantity of traffic.

Avoid slangs in your hub titles.
Avoid slangs in your hub titles.

Avoiding Slang In Writing Titles

Some people tend to use slang words in their articles. This thing often backfires, especially when your reader has not grown up in the same country you have grown up and does not have the same life references as you have had. So be direct when writing for international websites like hubpages. Hubpages are visited by millions of people all the world from different countries so there is a lot of difference in their understanding and applying of English language. The slang words you use will be understood by only some people and not by everyone thereby inhibiting the traffic to your articles. You should write as if you are writing for the whole world. Write in simple English, in the title and content, that is understood by many and there will be lots of visitors and many returning visitors to your hubs. Also, an alert writer must be sensitive to cultural misunderstandings when choosing the title and content of his/her article.

Avoid cultural misunderstandings while writing.
Avoid cultural misunderstandings while writing.

Brevity Is The Main Key

Brevity, the quality of being brief in duration, is best for every writer. A writer should start with a long hub title with many attachments into his/her key topic. After doing this, think that how you will be tightening up the article title without losing your intended hub title promise. This advice on writing article titles will help you in increasing the overall quality traffic to your hubs and help you make maximum money online.

Use the above advice and drive quality traffic to your hubs.
Use the above advice and drive quality traffic to your hubs.


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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It is my pleasure breathtaking Rb. I am returning hubber.

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      Breathtaking Rb 

      7 years ago from Greater Noida , India

      thanks for suggesting

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much sheila b., AARON99, vox vocis, fastfreta, Granny's House, Faybe Bay, and Sage Williams for your visit and comments. I wanted to share this information with new and old hubbers for a long time but due to my time constraints I was unable to do so. I am glad that many of you have understood this well and will be applying this advice on long titles in your hubs. Best of luck to all of you.

      @Granny's House, yes you can change the title of your hub. In case, your title was for example, "How to make a remote controlled car" and your url is "". In this case you can modify the title to anyone of the following according to your updated or improved content:

      1. How to build a remote controlled car?

      2. Remote controlled car for beginners

      3. Where to buy a remote controlled car?

      4. A guide to remote controlled cars

      5. Remote controlled robo cars.

      6. Where to parts for your remote controlled car?

      and many more. These urls can be changed easily but remember to delete all the tags and start again with new tags whenever you modify a hub in total or change or improve the title of your hub.

      In case your title is for example, How to make a remote controlled robot car" and your url is

      then in this case, it is a little difficult to change the title as you have less options. Got it Granny. If you have anymore questions, please let me know and I will be happy to answer them for you, anyone anything related to hubpages here.

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      Sage Williams 

      8 years ago

      Great Job, Soni, thanks for all the wonderful tips. Good luck on your challenge.


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      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for the info Soni! it is a big help.

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      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I thought you can not change the title of your hub. Can you or not? Oh, great hub as always

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      This is a subject that I've never given any thought to, however, I will now. I am guilty of not giving much attention or time to the title of my hubs. Very good hub soni2006. See you soon.

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      8 years ago

      Thumb up! I change my titles when I see the need to. It makes sense!

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      8 years ago

      A great hub with detailed and useful informations. I think every new hubber must be benefited through this helpful tips. Well done. Enjoy.

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      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      And I've been trying to shorten my titles!

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Most people have this problem and you are not the only one dear so cheer up. We will improve together.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Good advice. Yes I struggle with wording my titles correctly

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure calicoaster.

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      8 years ago

      Wow...Great hub and very detailed information given here. Thanks for sharing it... :)

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes long titles decrease your level of competition in the search engines and you can compete for multiple keywords at the same time. Also long but descriptive titles help save the time of your visitors. They reach to the right information and help in ranking your hub in the search engines.

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      8 years ago

      great advice, thanks Soni2006. So size matters, eh? I've often wondered whether I've made my title long enough so now I know to err on the side of longer!

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Veronica, dahoglund, and trose for your visits and feedbacks. I am glad that you found this hub useful.

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      8 years ago

      Great information! Very nice hub!

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I'll work on this.

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for this simple yet detaile information. I will keep this in mind for my future hubs.


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