Images in the blog posts play a vital role so that you get better readership results. Are you implementing the right SEO strategies which exclude adding the right images? Then you couldn’t see full-fledged results from that blog post.
Adding images to your blog post with the right settings helps you to get the best SEO rankings.
Do you know the importance of Images in the blog posts but looking for more information on what images to use?
Here I have listed the type of images you can use in blog posts and recommended setting for better results.
Type of images you can use in blog posts?
- Feature Images
- Graph images
- Infographic images
- Mind map images
- Reference images
Feature Images in the blog posts
What is feature Image in WordPress?
The feature image in WordPress is automatically converted as a thumbnail of your blog post. When you share your blog post onto any social media, the feature image you set will be converted as a thumbnail to that post.
You can upload images in WordPress and set it as a feature image in the right side section of the blog post.
Once you set it, it will automatically display as a thumbnail of your post. It may be while displaying your post as a recent blog list thread in your site or while sharing onto social media.
If you don’t set the feature image explicitly, WordPress will take an image from the blog post and use it as a feature image.
WordPress will use the image you inserted in the starting of the blog as a feature image or any of the first 1-3 images.
What is the best size of the feature image?
The best feature image size would be 1200 x 628 pixels so that there won’t be bad cuts to fit the image. This sizing requirement may be different based on the theme you are using.
You go to the theme –> media setting page and set the image size as per your requirement.
Where to create a feature image for WordPress?
Your feature image must be matching with the topic you are covering in the blog post. It may be a plan image relevant to your topic or text (headline) on the image.
You can create the best feature images with the help of some great online available tools.
Canva is one of the best tools where you can create a different types of images for all your blogging needs.
Graph Images in the blog posts
What is the graph image?
A graph image is an illustrative display of data with icons, symbols, and images to characterize various quantities.
This is mainly used to present the idea or the concept behind it simply with the help of icons, bars, symbols, or images in a graph image.
You should add graph images wherever you think it is the right place in the blog post so that the concept will reach the reader easily.
Chartgo site is a great tool where you can create different types of charts in simple steps. All you need to select the type of chart and populate/change values in the given sample template chart.
You can download the file either as an image or PDF or as SVG files.
Vimse is the most popular online tool which helps you to create various type of images. It has options like social media posts, infographics, business cards, charts, maps, printables, documents, and presentations.
You can create graph images in different formats and also add the animation to the same. It has the best user-friendly options by which you can easily create any chart with no design knowledge as well.
You can see the simply best-looking graph image I have created on the vimse site.
There are few types of graph images available as below
- Bar Graphs
- Stacked Bar Charts
- Stacked Line Chart
- Pie Graph
- Donut Chart
- Line Graph
- Pyramid Graph
- Funnel Graph
Infographics Images in the blog posts
An infographic (aka graphic with information) is a collection of images, charts, and text which present the information to easily understand.
Infographics may include graphs images, diagrams, mind maps, text, and relevant images.
You can convert the blog post concept into an infographic and share it so that you get more page views to your blog post.
You can also include the infographic in the blog post itself so that reader will use that to easily understand the topic.
The best way is to create the infographic and share it on the Pinterest site so that you get more views.
What is the best size of an infographic image?
This depends on where you want to share your infographic image. Below are some recommendations on the size of an infographic but I suggest you test and use the one which suits your requirement.
- Infographic in blog post size: 663 x 2000 pixels
- Infographic size for Facebook as a post: 1200 x 628 pixels
- Infographic size for Twitter as post: 1,200 x 675 pixels
- Infographic size for Instagram as story: 1,080 x 1,920pixels
- Infographic pin size for Pinterest: 600 x 900 pixels
Vimse site is the best site to create beautiful infographic images even in the free plan.
Mind Maps Images in the blog posts
A mind map is a graphical way of presenting ideas and concepts in a structured manner. It is a visual thinking tool that helps you to organize the information so that analyze and generate new ideas.
you can use mind maps Images in the blog posts to make your reader more easily understand the concept behind your blog post or point you want to convey.
There are best mind map tools available online which helps you to create stunning images with a vast variety of prebuilt templates.
Sample mind map image attached here below
Bubble is the best online mind map tool where you can simply create mind map images. It allows you to create a mind map even without login but you can’t save to account and only can download.
We have other tools where you can create professional mind map images with the vast variety of pre-built templates.
Reference images in the blog posts
Reference Images in the blog posts help a lot to readers to understand the point quickly. Reference image can a screenshot of your other post or other websites with useful info.
Like if you are writing a post to explain how to install WordPress, you need relevant images in the post. So, the reader can understand the navigation you are explaining in your how to post.
Below is the sample screenshot image which is to explain the navigation and setting you to need to do for image sizes in the WordPress admin area.
Based on the type of information you want to convey; you need to choose the size of the image.
And use the best screenshot tools which help you to capture images in the right resolution. And have additional features like marking any important information or marking account/password information in screenshots.
I am using the windows snipping tool and Lightshot chrome extension tool to capture nice screenshots.
Images in the blog posts will work as a booster to your site SEO ranking. The more images you use the more chances of best SEO results.
Keep in mind that, number of Images in the blog posts should be at least 2-3 based on the type of blog post.
Make sure you are not stuffing with a lot of images where many of them are irrelevant to your blog post.
Don’t forget to set the right ALT text against each image you placed in the blog post.
Based on the type of image in blog post, you need to set either nofollow or dofollow link against that image.
Decide and set the right value either it should open as attachment or image file and also whether to open in a new window or the same window.
Here I have listed all the information on Images in the blog posts use in my perspective.
I will plan a feature blog post to detail even in-depth to it. If you have any other ways to use Images in the blog posts; please comment here for other fellow blogger’s benefits.
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