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Amazing!You are here after clicking the persuasive headline?

Great, that means the words work!

Though I am not sure whether you clicked because the words attracted you or the nonsense headline made you curious, so please tell about that in comments.

On with the words now.

The words I just used in the headline are the 7 most persuasive words according to legendary copywriter David Ogilvy.

In his book Confessions Of An Advertising Man, he listed 20 most persuasive words in English language. I used 7 in headline, the 13 others are:

  • Remarkable
  • Revolutionary
  • Startling
  • Miracle
  • Magic
  • Offer
  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Wanted
  • Challenge
  • Compare
  • Bargain
  • Hurry

That's a nice list. And the words are persuasive for sure.

But how can you use them? You can't make every headline like the one I just used!

Here are a few ways to use them:

In Your Magical Headlines

Use these words in headlines to get them clicked. Example:

  • Remarkable Truth About Blogging
  • Amazing Way To Get ________
  • Quick And Easy Solution To All Your WordPress Problems

In Anchor Text Of Links

If you need to attract attention to a specific link, use these words! This will increase number of clicks.

Describing Your Product/Service

Use them to describe your product or newsletter and see how people are impressed. Shirley held me back, else I would have surely moved this blog to!

Most of these words are related to products and advertising anyway, so its not very hard to use them.

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Near End Of The Post

Closing of the post is the third most important area of a blog post. This is also where you should have a strong and persuasive call to action. Perfect place for the magical 20!

You can ask people to leave quick comments, ask them to share your startling post on social networks or challenge them for something!

What other ways are you going to use them? Or have you already used them? Do share quickly in comments!

Image Credit: Amazing Exclamation Via Photodune.

About Ishan Sharma

Hi, I am a young Blogger from India. I am very passionate about blogging and also co-founder of Blogging With Success. I write about general blogging tips and WordPress. You can read other posts by me here.If you need help, feel free to contact anytime!


  1. Thanks for this post Ishan, I think I need to work on persuading more people to comment and subscribe to my blog. Hopefully these words will help.

    • Hi Paul,

      Thanks for the comment. Hope the words help. Do let me know about results. :)

      Thanks for your time.

  2. What an interesting list. The words are ones that I’m not normally inclined to use normally but I may make an effort to use them in my blog titles and subtitles in the future.

    P.S. The site is looking great! :)

    • Thanks for the comment. :)

      Glad that you like the post and the design. Yep, the words are a bit towards “pushy” side and I don’t use them as much.

      I have chosen some mid ones like “now”, “introducing” which can work with most of the headlines. Like “How to Get Traffic To Your Blog Right Now” or “Introducing ABC, a new way to attract huge traffic!”

      Thanks again for the comment.