Emoji In a Blog Post ๐Ÿ“ Title. Yes โœ… or No โŒ โ“

Dennis Shiao
Oct 19, 2018 ยท 2 min read

With the rise of emojis, I fear for the conventional alphabet. That being said, Iโ€™m an avid emoji user. I use them in emails, texts and social posts. Iโ€™ve also incorporated them into blog posts and articles.

But what about the in the post title?

Recently, I asked the following on Twitter:

My thoughts:

Pros

  • Emoji(s) could draw attention
  • We use them in emails, social posts and texts, so why not in post or article titles?

Cons

  • What would the search engines think?
  • Could this compromise quality, integrity or perception?
  • Could this detract attention, rather than drawing it?

Twitter Weighs In: Emojis in Blog Posts?

The Twitter community weighed in.

Just Say No

First to reply was good friend Clint Patterson. Clintโ€™s take is that no one searches via emojis, so using them doesnโ€™t help with post discovery.

Other users weighed in to vote โ€œno.โ€

Dawn Mentzer explains further:

Advocating Emoji Use

Some users advocated for emoji use. Here are two tweets from George Siosi Samuels:

Goldie Chan makes a good point:

For String Nguyen, an emoji helps define her identity and personal brand:

Strong endorsement here from Nik Kalyani:

Rosemary Brisco says โ€œyes,โ€ from the point of view of attracting attention:

Try It, You Might Like It

One step ahead of you, Pam Neely ๐Ÿ˜‰

This post qualifies per Gill Andrewsโ€™ advice:

And finally, Content Marketing Place weighed in:

Done, thank you! โœ๏ธโœ…

Dennis Shiao

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Marketing consultant for hire โžก๏ธ Freelance writing, social media marketing and more. Formerly led content marketing at DNN Software.

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