Title + Subheadings Mode

For maximum control

Title + subheadings mode gives you the most control possible when it comes to creating articles in Byword. Not only are you able to specify the title, but you can also specify 4 to 20 subheadings that Byword will use in the article creation.

Define: Subheading

Your title is what'll appear in the final article as an H1 (heading 1). It's perhaps the single most prominent signal, to both search engines and searchers themselves, of what your page is all about. Make sure that it maps nicely onto the sort of searches that you want your content to rank for (or just use keyword mode if you're not sure).

Each subheading will be repeated by Byword verbatim in the final article. This means you should enter the subheadings exactly as you want them to appear.

  • DO: Enter a subheading like The Effect of Pacing on Marathon Performance

  • DON'T: Enter a subheading like talk about pacing in marathons

I'd recommend caution when using title + subheading mode in conjunction with custom article lengths. The more subheadings you're using, the higher you should set your target length, and vice versa. As a rule of thumb, 200 words per subheading should allow for optimal content quality.

When should you use title + subheadings mode?

Title + subheadings mode is ideal when you want to have maximum control over the content of your article, and you know exactly what structure you'd like it to take.

This normally lends itself well to one-by-one article creation, rather than creating articles in bulk. If you would like to create articles in bulk using title + subheadings mode, see the note at the end of this page.

When should you not use title + subheadings mode?

Title + subheadings mode can be a bit overkill in certain scenarios, and usually isn't required. This is especially true if you're short on capacity, and want Byword to handle the outline for you.

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