Images are very important for your blog posts. When it comes to using free imagery in your blog posts you have to take into account where to get free imagery from, editing the images, and formatting those images into your blog post.
I feel that images are even more important than your title! Yeah, no kidding! Why might you ask? Because an image is the first impression that your blog post makes to the user.
Images are what will stop someone scrolling through their news feed on social media and take that second look! Images are our marketing tool for grabbing someone’s attention and having them click over to our website.
Yes, imagery is VERY important for your blog post. Images can even help you with your SEO (Search engine optimization). Just take a look at these important SEO tips for your blog.
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Today I wanted to do something different and share 4 videos with you! These videos will go over:
- Images I use for my blog posts and why
- How I get free imagery
- How I edit these images
- How I format them into my blog post!
Free Imagery | Images I Use For My Blog Post And Why
We are bombarded by images online these days. In fact, it is said that we see an estimated 247 images per day! A lot of these images we don’t even notice!
It is true! Our brains have trouble processing so much information that a lot of these images are just literally, “blind to our brain!”
So how can we cut through this blinding white noise and actually catch the attention of someone online? The answer is literally, “Simpler” then you think…
Simpler images for a crazier time. That is what will set your post apart from the chaos that is the internet.
This is how we start to cut through the noise and attract people to our content. It is the images that will actually make someone stop scrolling through their news feed and take a second look.
Now that we know what images we are looking for let’s find out where to get some awesome free imagery.
Where To Get Free Imagery For Your Blog Post
I wanted to show you a safe place to get free imagery from. This place is my favorite place to go and get free images. It is like a one stop shop for images.
Now when it comes to gathering free imagery for you blog post you need to safe. There are a lot of copyrighted images out there that if used improperly will get you busted!
Let’s take a look at my favorite website to get free imagery from: TheStocks.im
Great, we now know where to get free imagery from. Make sure to check copyright laws for the images you pull off of websites.
Also, don’t underestimate the power of taking your own photos. Sometimes it is just easier to take our own images then to try to find that perfect one online. The image to the right is actually one that I took myself.
The best part about taking your own images, they are always copyright free.
Free Imagery | Where To Edit Your Images
Now when we get some of these free images they are not the most stellar images out there. They can look bland and well, pitiful.
Here is a website that is absolutely free to use (and boy do I) where you can edit your free imagery and bring them to life.
This website is called: Ipiccy.com
What a wonderful little website that is absolutely free to use! This is where you can make your images really pop!
How To Format Free Imagery Into Your Blogpost
“With Great Imagery, Comes Great Responsibility!”
When it comes to images in your blog posts formatting is very important. You want your images to be formatted for mobile as well as desktop.
You also want to make sure that your keywords are placed in the “alt text” section of the image for SEO purposes. Let’s see how we format our awesome images into our blog post!
Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Images
Images are so vital to your blog posts. This is another way that you blog posts actually engages with the audience. Google will actually lower your rank in the S.E.R.P (search engine result pages) if you don’t use images in your post.
Now for me, I always like to use free imagery. It is simple, it is beautiful, and it can cut through the noise and chaos that we see online today.