Post Title Optimization is one of the most important things you need to do for getting good or great results in the SERPs. When you know how to choose a title for your post than you can get a lot of traffic from the search engines!
Optimizing Post Title Includes:
1. Choosing your title carefully - it means that you use the title that is most likely to be used for a given term
2. Use the term in your post - mention the term on the beginning of the post and in the end of your post.
3. Comment and mention the term - Respond to someone's comment and mention the term in the comment
Recently I have done a little research on how to get in the Google Top 10 for several search terms and I've been more than successful.
Here's an example: I wanted to rank in the Google's top 10 search results for the term "add categories to blogger" which is a very often used term in the search engines. The term specified shows up 22.200.000 on search results and it's not that easy to get in the first 10 pages of the search, not to say in the top 10!
But, by carefully choosing the post title for my post and doing some post title optimization I got into top 5 of the search results for that term! Try typing in the term "add categories to blogger" or "adding categories to blogger" or even "adding categories to blogspot" and you'll see my blog showing up in the 5th place!
So, by optimizing your post title you can go direct in the Google's top 10 search results for a given term.