How A Free Headline Analyzer Helps You Turn Views Into Reads

You can get better at writing headlines that readers click on!

Adelina Vasile
5 min readOct 17, 2021


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Medium pays you based on your stories’ reading time. If you’re getting views, but you’re stuck with low reads, your titles aren’t attractive enough. It’s costing you money. Have you thought about improving your headlines with an online analyzer?

There are many free and paid title analyzers online. Tools that give you useful insights into the potential impact of a chosen headline. They generate scores for readability, SEO, and sentiments, with suggestions on how to better those scores.

If you want to write headlines that will stop people from scrolling and give them finger itches to read your story, start small and grow big.

Work with free headline analyzers and learn from them. The more you test, the more you’ll develop a feel for what works. But speaking of learning…

What is a headline analyzer?

A headline analyzer is nothing but a simple online tool that helps you estimate how good your title is.

It will give it a score, based on specific criteria. And even make suggestions on how to improve it.

You can access the tool by simply typing its URL into your browser’s search bar. Once you get to its page, you’ll simply have to type the title into the analyzer’s box and hit the Analyze button.

How does a headline analyzer work?

Just like the name implies, a headline analyzer will analyze your title. It looks at the words you use and matches them against a database of data and statistics regarding the behavior of online users.

The result of a headline analyzer is a score. It works with numbers because they are much easier to compare.

One can play around with words and wording, to obtain a higher score and settle for what has the highest potential to catch the readers’ eye.

Typically, a headline analyzer will work by looking at:

  • Readability
  • Word count
  • Emotions evoked



Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself. Check my Substack here >>