This is the best number for your blog article headline [infographic]

People prefer numbered list headlines over any other type of headline. Women tend to prefer list posts more than men. List blog posts or listicles are blog articles that are organized around a numbered list.

The numbered list posts are here to stay if you write them correctly.


They capture the attention of your readers and keep your readers on track and focused.

Numbers work in headlines

If you look at the most popular blog articles, located in the right-hand column, you will see a majority of them have numbers in the headlines.

“[List posts] make a very specific promise of what’s in store for the reader.”

Copyblogger explains

The brain loves lists posts.


Our brains are organized to function in a specific way and we prefer ordered lists. We have a strong desire for order and organization.

Numbered lists meet that desire and there are certain numbers that work the best in blog headlines.

Therefore, we click on the blog post, we stay longer on it to read the entire list, and we are satisfied with what we see and read because we know what we are going to get.

List blog posts get results, especially for generating website traffic.

Is there an ideal number to use in your blog headline? 

Venngage looked at more than 120,000 blog posts to see what the ideal numbers you should use and what numbers you should avoid.

Check out this infographic below by Venngage to learn more about what are the ideal numbers you should use in your blog post headline:

Best Numbers to Use in Headlines Infographic compressed

This infographic was created by Venngage.