How To Make A Great Listicle

Listicles (a.k.a list articles) are a hugely successful way to present information online and go viral. Our List feature helps you make a great listicle – one that looks great, is easy to share, and can be embedded anywhere. A great listicle can present information in little chunks that are easy to view or read while browsing online.

How to make a List:

To create a List, just go to your dashboard, click on “Create” and then on “List,” and fill it in.

Choose a cover image, put in your list items, and you’re done! When you’re ready you can just click “Publish” and the listicle goes live. Read on for tips on making a really great one.

Best practices and tips for making a great listicle:

  • Think about your audience: As with all engaging content, the most crucial thing is having a clear concept of who the audience is, and matching the content to their interests and needs. Make sure your content is interesting to your audience, and results will soon follow.
  • Number of items: Good listicles have anywhere upwards of 5 items. Less will usually seem odd, more is usually better. The maximum possible is 100.
  • Start small: When you first start, you may want to begin with a minimal list just to see how it looks – put in a first list item, save a draft, and get a preview of how your quiz is shaping up. It’s easier to adjust your content before publishing.
  • Use images: Images catch people’s eyes and imaginations, attracting attention to your list and keeping participants around. Choose good-looking images, especially for the listicle’s cover photo. Some of our favorite sources for free images can be found here. View our image size recommendations here.

A List example:

Create your own List now