Ahfaz Ahmed
Ahfaz Ahmed

July 2017
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How The Magic Of Sensory Words Will Make You A Better Writer

Ahfaz AhmedAhfaz Ahmed

After spending around 2 years in the internet marketing industry, I learned that user engagement is necessary. 

Getting traffic to your website is great. But if you can't engage users with your content, your traffic is useless.

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And if your content sucks, no one will care to share it or sign up for your email list. After reading a lot about user engagement, I learned so many different tactics to engage users

There are many methods to improve user engagement like using short paragraphs, improving page load speed, having a good writing style.

You might be following all the methods to improve user engagement, but still your content  is engaging your readers. 

There are many reasons but one of the most important reasons is because your writing style is not effective.

There are many guides and articles out there that will help you to improve your content. Most of these articles say that you must include power words in your content. 

Smart Blogger has provided a big list of power words that can help you improve your article headlines. But you can also use these words in your content.

One way of doing that is by using descriptive words in your content. These words tell a story about something. This helps in engaging your readers. 

The other way is by using sensory words. Using sensory words in your content will ignite the brain of the reader and will help you establish a connection between you and the your readers. 

But wait? 

What are these sensory words? How do I use them in my content? 

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Don't worry. In this article, I have explained everything in detail. By the end of this post, you'll be able to use sensory words in your content properly. Moreover, I have made a list of such sensory words which you can download for free. 

What are Sensory Words?​

Words that appeal to your six senses are called sensory words. These words describe how we experience our five senses namely sight, smell and taste, motion, touch and sound. 

​Sensory words can help you draw attention of your readers and create an emotional connection between you and your readers. 

Some examples of sensory words are:

Sight - huge, foggy, dazzling, gloomy, immense, fuzzy.

Smell - sweet, stinky, smoky, delicate, fresh, fragrant.

Taste - Smooth, bitter, sour, raw, sugary, juicy, fruity, ​zesty. 

Motion - vibrating, staggering, mind-boggling,

Touch - hot, furry, hairy, rubbery, puffy, sharp.

Sound - Loud, whistling, snapping, scratch, thumping.

​There are many such sensory words. You can download the free list of sensory words that can be used in your content to boost user engagement. 

​How To Spice Up Your Content Using Sensory Words

You see what I did here?

I just used a sensory word!

Now it's your turn to use these words in your content to make readers feel more connected to you. To get better results, you should start imparting sensory words in your content right now.

​Here are some tips for you to use sensory words in your content: 

1. Replace boring words with descriptive words​

To avoid readers getting bored from your content, you should use some descriptive words. Since sensory words are descriptive by nature, you can use such words. 

​You can find synonyms of different words with the help of different tools. Here is an example of how you can replace boring words with sensory words. 

Without Sensory Words:

The best way to make your content look amazing is by breaking them into small paragraphs. It makes the content easier to read and looks great

With Sensory Words:

The best way to make your content shine is by breaking them into small paragraphs. It makes the content sparkle

Without Sensory Words:

Good headlines are the most important as they help in getting more traffic to your website in an online world full of boring content

With Sensory Words:

Brilliant headlines are the most important as they help in getting more traffic to your website in a world full of noise

Without Sensory Words:

The truth is that there are many websites trying outrank your content by creating something better than you.

With Sensory Words:

The bitter truth is that there are many websites trying outrank your content quietly by creating something better than you.

This way you can replace words in your content and improve it for better user engagement. 

2. Trigger the brain of the reader and create an emotional response

Using sensory words in your content doesn't mean you can just add words anywhere you want. Only use sensory words where you can create an emotional response.

But what triggers an emotional response?

The Persuasion ​Revolution made this very easy by following these steps:

1. Determine the desired action (like, share, comment, subscribe).

2. Determine the emotional state that will drive that action (relaxed, curious, inspired, motivated).

Once you determine the action and the trigger, you can use sensory words to the rest of the magic. ​

Here are some more tips you need to keep in mind while using sensory words:

1. Don't repeat the same word again and again in your content.

2. ​Add sensory words in the visuals of your content to sky rocket your user engagement. 

3. Mix sensory words and story​telling together.

4. ​Add sensory words in your call-to-action to convert more visitors. 

​5. Create an emotional response at the end of your content using sensory words to make the reader take some action like share or comment. 

You can also use sensory words in your headlines to make them more juicy and evoking curiosity​ in the reader's brain. 




Now you can use sensory words in your content and improve your shabby content. Just make sure that you follow the above tips to avoid your content babble and make the reader leave your page.

I have made a big list of sensory words you can use in your content. The list is in PDF format and you can download it for free below.

My name is Ahfaz Ahmed. I am a Blogger and Internet Marketer. I test the different strategies shared by experts and tell if it really works.

Comments 21
  • Juned
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    Great post bro, Worth Reading……
    I will surely try to apply the medicine of sensory words to increase effective audience….

    • Ahfaz Ahmed
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      Ahfaz Ahmed Ahfaz Ahmed

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      I am glad you liked it. Yes, do apply and see how it goes.

  • Axit Mehta
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    Indeed a awesome article. worth reading 😉

  • Erika Mohssen-Beyk
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    I like the post and the suggestions . I am always looking for good and words for my posts 🙂
    Thank you

    • Ahfaz Ahmed
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      Thanks a lot Erika. Yes, I also try to find new words and use them in my content. And sensory words are something not many people use.

  • Gaurav
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    Gaurav Gaurav

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    Juicy post. I will also try to enlighten my content and come up with sparkling ones using your tips.?

  • Muhammad Ahmad
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    Indeed a great piece of content, Ahfaz 🙂
    Loving the fresh design of your blog.
    Tweeting it right now 😀
    ~ Ahmad
    P.S. Please do read my latest blog post at Meet Ahmad [dot] com, would love to see your views there.

  • riyaz
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    Sounds great with sensory word.

  • Hussain Omar
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    Hussain Omar Hussain Omar

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    Hey Ahfaz,
    Another great post here!

    You are 100% right, once you finish writing the post, it is only considered as a draft, you need to give it one or more rounds to see how it could be enhanced, in terms of structuring, proofreading, and adding sensory words 😉

    Thanks for sharing!
    Keep posting!


  • mohammed asif
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    thanks for the post man its really awesome info.

  • Anchal Bansal
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    nice post. Keep doing this type of stuff.

  • Mohit Kumar
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    Very informative and unique for me. Thanks for this wonderful post.

  • Husen
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    Husen Husen

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    Great Article bro!! It was indeed a tasty charm. Thanks for it and will surely be applying this from now.

  • Nick
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    Nick Nick

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    Well i’m still trying to learn on how to improve my writing and I think after reading this post I learned about new things. I must admit sensory words are among them.


  • Masum
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    nice bro. It was indeed a tasty charm. Thanks for it and will surely be applying this from now.

  • Shrey
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    Shrey Shrey

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    excellent blog i also enjoy to read this best article, great information, I bookmark this blog to read more. Thanks to share with us

  • Rohit
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    Rohit Rohit

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    Thanks for such a great article. Thank you for sharing Ur strategies. Going to implement it.