The Headline Analyzer rates the quality of a headline (by their own standards based on emotional marketing value) from 0% to 100%. 100% means it is a perfect headline.
Here’s how I did on some recent posts.
|Post title||EMV Score|
|Fun additions to your office||20%|
|Stargazing 365 days a year||0%|
|The best things in life||0%|
|Belief in evolution makes people happy||83.33%|
|The top bestsellers of all time||16.67%|
|What are they thinking?||25%|
|A sure sign itâ€™s a scam||0%|
|Snow and ice sculptures||0%|
|Free online music||66.67%|
|Name that Christmas carol||0%|
I’m perplexed. I scored all the way from 0% to 100%, which means I am both a terrible and gifted writer of headlines, depending on the day. To be fair, I’m often not aiming to write a headline that will have the most emotional marketing value. I aim to make it describe the post well so it can be found easily in search engines. I really hit the jackpot on Christmas cartoons.
well your title “Stargazing 365 days a year” was a hit with me.
I had say the article eariler in digg and I knew exactly what you were going to talk about…But I usally get this email in my inbox and I don’t click on it and I just catch it on my next visit.
I thought it was a pretty good headline myself. I wasn’t all that impressed with the headline analyzer’s ability to measure headlines, but it’s an interesting concept. Maybe it will get better in time.
“cartoons” by itself ranks 200%
I think this is because it is both emotive and spiritual.
Their algorithm needs some tweaking
Agreed. Their algorithm could certainly use some work.