I’m having fun reading the headlines on all the blog posts that refer to a New York Times story from a few days ago. The story, which sported the headline “This Boring Headline Is Written For Google,” sort of half-explained the fact that online editors are now writing their headlines to specifically appeal to a wider audience on the Web that might not know exactly what they’re talking about when the headline is taken out of context of its home paper.
Oh, and this helps things like Google News find your stories, too.
A few amusing blog post headlines from a quick spin around the Web:
- Sliding down the inverted pyramid on a Google sled
- NYT: Tweak titles for searchbots
- On writing for humans and Google (GOOG)
- Headline writing for smarties
- Should SEO be part of Journalism 101
And thus, (a little bit late, I know), I’ve written a blog post about bloggers writing headlines about the New York Times writing headlines about writing headlines for search engines.