As a writer/content creator you must understand that all Images are not equal; meaning that you must understand that Images are classified into two: Right Image and Wrong Image. The Right image can capture reader’s attention and even persuade site visitors to read the next article. On the Other hand, the Wrong Image can mislead readers and even give them the wrong impression of your content. So how can you always make sure to select the right image for your content?.
Here are 5 tips that will help you learn how to select the right image for your content:
1. Your Image Must Match Your Content
A large part of the brain is focused on visualizing, this allows humans to process images at a large speed. According to marketing industry influencer, Krista Neher, the human brain can process images up to 60,000 times faster than words.
The Image you use for your content must relate with the content itself, it is not possible to use an image that does not match your content and still capture readers attention. Imagine using the image of a carpet for a content based on tiles, this will mislead your readers and may even make them leave your page. So when choosing the image to use for your content you must make sure it matches your content.
2. Use Interesting Images
You must ensure that you use interesting images, one that will captivate your readers, do you know that some viewers literally click on content links just to see the images used?, True! this may sound new and absurd to you, but Yes! many readers love the images used by content creators, and this makes them come back to your site everytime.
Did you find the Image above interesting?, Now you are looking back at it, to figure out what it means,…Clouds on people’s heads!; okay that’s something you and I have never seen before. So yeah, I just made you wonder, because I used an unusual and interesting image. In Summary, all I want you to understand is that the ‘perfect pictures’ are not attention grabbers!. When choosing your pictures be Wild! Explore! Go for the Unusual!, Do this keeping in mind that the image you choose must match your content.
3. Make Sure You Use High-Quality Pictures
The better the quality of the Image, the greater the positive effect on your readers. You don’t want blurry images messing up your content. Make sure you also take technical aspects of the image into consideration, choose a Large and high-quality image. This will help you create more content appeal.
4. Don’t Be Static! Explore More Stock photos!
Because you find good images on GettyImages, does not mean they are not even more better images on other stock photos sites. Sticking to one site for collecting your images can make your images static and decrease the interest of your reader.
You can find Awesome images on other sites like Freeimages and Google Images and Flickr stock photos sites. Using your personal photos on your content, is also an option here, selecting the right personal Image makes your content more unique.
5. Don’t Use Outdated Images
Using outdated images makes your content look outdated!; yes! I said It!: Entertainment news bloggers are mostly faced with this problem.
To avoid using outdated images, well, you need to do the opposite, Use Recent Images!, you should always use recent images of the person(s) you are writing on. Endeavour to check the supply date on the images. You don’t want to use the person’s picture taken 5 years ago on your content, because definitely that picture is old and the person looks different now. So you see that using recent images matters a lot, it serves as another way of ensuring that your image matches your content.
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Thanks. Very insightful
These tips are really helpful. ?