About your Blog Headlines
Writing about “trending” topics is a surefire way to get traffic to your website. No need to stress that out. It is a very effective strategy to attract users to your site. And writing catchy blog headlines can lead readers to actually visit your site. In fact, your blog headlines are arguably more important than the articles itself. After all, who cares how great your blog post is if no one even reads it?
But have you ever considered that your blog headlines contains keywords that are not allowed in some networks? The problem there is that most network administrators are blocking them as they are considered “non-work related.”
Some visitors would try to sneak and peak through their mobile phones, while some may just try and visit them when they get home. No worries? You’d still get web traffic from them anyways?
But what if they forgot to visit your blog post? What if they got turned off. Then there’s the real problem there. Most visitors wouldn’t go the extra mile to check back on your link.
So we asked some network admins on what keywords they usually block. And here’s a list of the commonly blocked keywords.
Proxy/Hack – Proxy sites are mainly used for visiting webpages that are blocked by network admins. So it’s very much logical that these same network admins would block the same keywords that would enable you to bypass their network filtering. Also, most proxy sites contains malwares and viruses which could infect the whole network.
Sex/Nude/Porn – Any form of “matured” content is totally not acceptable. Yes, sex sells on the internet, and it is an extremely useful clickbait, but you could lose some traffic if you include this in your article title.
Facebook/Youtube/Twitter – almost every company disallows visiting these kinds of social media channels as network users could distract the work environment.
Movie – Consider using “Film” instead. Most companies wouldn’t want their subordinates to visit these kinds of sites as some offers illegal downloads of very large files.
Game/Sports – Playing online games at work is a big “NO”. Checking out the latest sports news is also a big NO to some network administrators.
Torrent – You downloading something illegal off the internet is something that your employer wouldn’t want to be a part of. And file sharing consumes too much bandwidth.
Did we miss anything? Add them up to the comments section.