Best Free Headline Analyzer Tools for Quickly Writing Better Titles

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Feb 5, 2018 · 2 min read
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Designing your headline is a combination of art and science.

Art, because your headline should be poetic. You can use poetic devices, such as alliteration and assonance, for example, to lull readers into taking action.

Poetry has been described as “the best words in the best order.” Your headline, therefore, should definitely be considered poetry.

Science, because you should focus on the strength and frequency of your keywords, the length of your title, and other factors relating to the composition of the title.

You don’t need an art or science degree, however. You can pick up headline writing as you go. It takes time, but there are tools and techniques that will help you.

Which we will provide.

Here are the best free headline analyzer tools that will help you get the most out of your headlines.

1. CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer

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Put your title into the search box. Hit “analyze now.”

CoSchedule will provide you with a visual representation of where your headline hits and misses and why. It looks at structure, grammar, and readability. It also classifies your headline type, looks at your word balance, and breaks down your title according to:

  • Common words
  • Uncommon words
  • Emotional words, and
  • Power words

You need power and emotion and a sense of the unique to compel someone to take action. By balancing the types of words in your headline, you can create a title that is more likely to resonate with readers.

This tool is simple to use and you might even find it fun. It keeps a rolling headline history, so you can see how far you’ve come when you make improvements.

Aim for a score that is above average, but don’t lose your weekend to tweaking.

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