Lucy, my lovely blonde blogger/writer friend, recently had a guest post by Rachael Ritchey, on the subject of writing the perfect headline for your posts. It mentioned the Headline Analyzer; a free tool by CoSchedule that checks your title using a number of criteria, including:

  • the ratio between common, uncommon, emotional and power words;
  • the headline type;
  • the character and word count;
  • the number of keywords;
  • the sentiment conveyed

It also offers a preview of the title in Google, and as an email subject. You can see below the results for this very post’s headline (sadly, not great), and check it out for yourself!

Interestingly enough, I also tried it out (and found it very helpful) for a non-fiction book I’ve been working on, with tips on how to use beats to show emotion in your writing. Thanks to feedback from the Headline Analyzer, the title will be, Perfect Beat: The Super-Easy Way to Write with Emotion.

Headline Analyzer by CoSchedule | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books