Search
  • Bola Kwame

Write Better Subtitles In 5 Minutes




We are always talking about the importance of headlines, because yes, they are very important. However, we care a lot about them and completely forget about the subtitles.

We spend all day thinking about the best headline that will guarantee us thousands of views. When we finally have it, underneath that we write a boring, tasteless sentence just because we have to.

A well-thought-out subtitle is just as important as a good headline. The latter captures the reader's attention, but the subtitle is what makes them decide to read your piece.

Learn to write better subtitles that enhance your headlines and give you more views.



1. Be clear and specific

A generic sentence will never make a reader want to read your work. Make sure that when reading your subtitle, people know what they are going to come across in the story.

Ambiguous and unclear information will get you nowhere.

2. Offer answers and solutions

Readers are always looking for something, if you offer them what they need, they will click on your story without hesitation.

If your article is about answering a question or solving a problem, make sure your caption makes that clear.



3. Affirm your expertise

You already have the reader's attention, now you must show them that they are not falling into clickbait. Mention your sources or briefly explain how you got the answer to the question.

You can achieve it by doing something like this:

"Aromatherapy helps you sleep better - Stanford University researchers say"

You demonstrate a solution to a problem and the credibility of your piece.

4. Use keywords

This is vital not only in terms of copywriting but it will also help you in terms of SEO.



A good choice of keywords in your subtitle can position your article in search engines. Not only that, with little information the reader will know that what they are looking for is in your piece.

5. It doesn't have to be too short

Some writers believe that subtitles should be like bullets. Small, fast, and powerful.

It's not a bad way to view them, but there's nothing wrong with slightly longer subtitles.

Although you should save words and be clear, a whole sentence can make a good and attractive subtitle. Don't be afraid to use multiple words.





Read every story from Mindsmatter (and thousands of other writers on Medium) As a Medium member, a portion of your membership fee goes to writers you read, and you get full access to every story on Medium

__________________________________________________________________________________


We made something a little great! The Anxiety Workbook, get yours by clicking here.


__________________________________________________________________________________


Want To Support Us?

You can like this story, tell a friend about it, buy us a coffee on Ko-fi, check us out on Vocal, or all of the above! It all helps!


__________________________________________________________________________________


Want Even More?

Grab the latest updates from Mindsmatter. Exclusive stories, mental health resources, and more!


Click here to join the newsletter!

1 view0 comments