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A List of Attention-Grabbing Power Words to Spice up Your Next Headline

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As online writers, we want people to read our stories

​Power words are certain words that evoke emotions in us and grab our attention.

As a marketer, I use these kind of words every day to make people buy a certain service or product.

As online writers, we want people to read our stories

I recently shared a list of clickbait titles to avoid and was asked about using power words.

I highly recommend using power words in your headlines

Here are some Medium-typical power words to use in your next headline:

  • Crazy
  • Cringeworthy
  • Myth
  • Eye-opening
  • Ridiculous
  • Thought-provoking
  • Secret
  • Unconventional
  • Untold
  • Unusual
  • Kickass
  • Unbelievable
  • Beware
  • Dangerous
  • Deadly
  • Epic
  • Silly
  • Free
  • Don’t miss out
  • Lazy
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy
  • Quick
  • Overnight
  • Heartwarming
  • Inspiring
  • Fail-Proof
  • Stupid
  • Useless
  • Unknown

If you want to write an attention-grabbing headline that gets clicked, why not use one of the listed power words?

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