Did you know that there are over 152 million blogs on the world wide web and a new blog post is published every 0.5 seconds? If you are a new blogger you might not realize the importance of blog post images yet. The truth is that they can really make or break your blog posts.
Keep reading to learn more about where to place blogs and how to use images correctly.
Placing Blog Post Images
When you have the perfect image to place on your blog there is more to simply uploading the image and placing it wherever you want. One option is to place an image above the fold to help grab the reader’s attention right away.
When you have an engaging and relevant picture placed above the fold it will stop the visitor from leaving the page. At this point they will take the time to read what you have written on that page. For this reason you want to make sure that your image is fully visible without them having to scroll down and you might want to add text on photos for extra engagement.
Another option is to align images to the right of your post or to the center of your post. This is going to make it easy for your readers to follow along without getting lost. It is a lot more difficult to follow along with the text when you left align your images because when you do this you are breaking up the left margin.
The main goal is for the images to enhance your blog content and not distract from it.
Optimize Your Images
If you want maximum engagement you want to optimize your images to make sure that everyone sees them and interacts with them. One way to optimize the image is by setting the image’s alt tag to allow the search engines to find your images.
The Alt tag is the text that you assign to the picture to describe your image. When a visitor to your blog does not have enough internet connectivity for the image to load, then the alt tag will show up instead.
Another way to optimize your images is to brand your images with your logo or with your blog’s URL. Most people online do not brand their images which will give you an upper hand on the competition. When you brand your images you will be the one credited with the photo no matter where it is online, even if someone decides to borrow it and use it in their blog.
Feeling Like a Blog Post Image Pro?
We hope that now that you know the best way to place blog post images and optimize them for your own blog, you can get to work with gathering your images and perfecting them to fit your blog.
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