5 Powerful Reasons to Add Images to Your Blog Posts

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Are you struggling to get traffic from social media sites? Are you wondering what is it that everyone else is doing but you’re not? Let us tell you that blogging is just not about plain text, a good article is the combination of text, images, and other various multi-media elements like videos, charts, slides, etc. Here are the best reasons why you should start using images in your blog posts.


They are visually appealing

Having an image makes your content look visually appealing, but this is true only when you are using the right image to convey your message. Your image should be relevant to the context of the article and should be somehow related.

These days, we all use “related posts” with thumbnails, or have “popular posts” in the sidebar. All of these use an image of the post to show the thumbnail. This not only helps you get a higher CTR, but also decreases the bounce rate.


Image search engine traffic

Images also help you grab lots of traffic from image search engines. But for this to work, you might need to optimise a few things like the Alt text and image description. To make sure that images help you in driving traffic from search engines, start using keywords in image’s Alt text and description. You can use the SEO Friendly Image WordPress plugin to help you optimise your images for search engines.


More Social Media Shares

Social media users love visual content, as it will not only compel users to share your content on their social media networks, it also helps you to drive more traffic from social media sites. One key thing here is to ensure that when your readers share your blog posts on social media sites, that shared post should contain the correct image which is optimised for social media. Do remember, no user wants to make their social media wall look ugly. If your images are not of high-quality or makes someone’s wall look un-attractive, they won’t want to share it.


Increases the Length of the Article

When you use an image within your article, it helps to make the post look longer. It doesn’t increases the word count of the article, but it helps in making it look more detailed.

If you are writing a short post, adding in an image or two will help your post look much better.


Explanation

Remember when you were a kid and you could remember something just by looking at a picture? Most people don’t lose this skill as they grow up. Images help people see the things you’re talking about. For example, if you’re writing a tutorial post, adding a few screenshots will help your reader understand the tutorial better.

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