Headlines are important. They attract people to read the rest of your content. They make sure to engage your audience, providing you that user activity your website needs. They make sure your article gets shared around the web. Or do they? Then why does 89% of articles in the entire web get less than 100 shares?
Remember that Google update where they said they would give a little de-ranking on sites that have ads above the fold? Well, this is not about that. It’s about what you SHOULD do above the fold to make your rankings go up. Is it part of content marketing? Heck yeah. Here’s how it all affects SEO.