Are you adding images to your blog posts?
And more importantly, are you using the appropriate images in your blog posts?
Images play an important role, attracting more visitors to your website and blog. And if you are a regular reader of my blog Tricky Enough then you would have read the post “How to do Image optimization for better SEO.” But if you are visiting my website for the first time then I suggest you read that post too.
In this post of Mine, I will explain to you that why you must add images to our blog post. And will also be explaining why you need to use some high-quality images.
So, Here are the reasons for adding images to your blog Post.
1. Images can help you to drive more traffic:
Images do appear in the search engines. And many people including me search for Images in the Google. Let me help you with this if your image is good in every way than Google’s algorithm will bring it up. Which will result in more website traffic, You can also consider this as organic traffic.
You can see in the above images when I searched images on the Google and then shifted to the Images tab, there are lots of images appearing, but if you want to see the image with the best quality, then you have to visit the website from which the image is appearing. So, this is how images can help you to drive more traffic to your blog naturally.
2. A good image posted on your blog can create a curiosity in the mind of the readers:
You might have experienced the same. When we see an image on the Social media, search engine or something related to it. Then our mind is automatically attracted towards that Image. This has happened to me many times.
So, I always find that kind of images which attracts the readers to read my post. Look for the attractive images which help the reader to understand what the topic will be which they are going to read.
And an extra tip:
I will suggest you to not to use the images which do not match the content you are writing. If you are going to show them a different image and the article is going to be different, then You are surely going to lose the potential reader, and it will surely affect the Bounce rate of your website.
3. Google Considers adding images to your blog posts:
If you are a regular user of Yoast SEO, then you must be knowing that it turns the button green only when we add an image to the post with an alt text. You can check the below screenshot for the same.
And I will also suggest you read another post related to the same “7 wrong ways you are optimizing images for your content marketing”. And I am sure that this post will be a great help for you.
4. An infographic image can take the place of content:
If you have a team of graphic designers or you are good at designing, then I will suggest you make infographics and post it on your blog as a blog post.
You can check a post on the blog in which I have shared an infographic. The title of the post is “How to Choose the best WordPress theme.” I must tell you that I shared this Infographic on the sites like Pinterest and Other Related sites and as a result, I got Some new Traffic and Even got some external links to my post.
5. Adding images can help us to get more shares:
We are in the World of Social Media. And there is nothing which is not on social media these days. I do believe that Facebook is more used than any other website. But if we have a good image with unique content then there is a possibility that it can be shared easily. There are some social media sites where you can share your post with best images on it, and I am sure that You will be getting more likes and shares on the social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and LinkedIn.
Finally, What I want to say:
Well, according to me the above five reasons are the best to use images. But If there is any other reason in your mind, then I would love to know about that. Please share your opinion about this in comments.