People prefer numbered list headlines over any other type of headline.
List blog posts or listicles are blog articles that are organized around a numbered list.
They capture the attention of your readers and keep your readers on track and focused.
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.
As Copyblogger explains: “[lists posts] make a very specific promise of what’s in store for the reader.”
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.
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 headline of your blog article?
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:
This infographic was created by Venngage.