What is the perfect number to include in your headlines?

As the ‘listicle’ dominates online, many communicators might wonder what the optimal number of line items is for maximum clicks. See this infographic for numbers that turn heads.

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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. The numbered list posts, written correctly, are here to stay because they capture the attention of readers and keep your readers on track and focused.

The brain loves lists posts.

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

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

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