In the world of business blogging and marketing, it is safe to say that your images play an important part in capturing your customer’s attention.
Creating your images and leveraging them as an SEO tool is the key to unlocking more traffic to your site.
Blog Images That Go Viral
In our conversation, we talk about how important images are. Not just for the blog but for re-purposing your blog. You absolutely need to hear this part of our blab about blogging.
So where do you go to get images?
Now you can surf the web and use Google, yet after have a few of my blogging friends receive notification in the mail of the fines they have to pay for improper use of an image…
… makes me re-think using Google.
Yet, there is a workaround that could benefit the image creator and you. It’s called “sighting the source”.
Remember back in the days of English class when you had to write papers and create a bibliography. It’s all about giving credit where credit is due.
Now when you do this, two things happen.
- You recognize the source of the image and web site.
- You get to create a back link to your site. (Google loves this)
This is a powerful way to use images that helps you build street cred also.
The ultimate viral image though, especially if you are self-branding…
… images of you.
Talk about connecting with your audience! They get a chance to see you and connect with you.
I am also a huge fan of taking my phone with me around town and snapping images of life around me. Then I am the original creator of my images.
How To Create Viral Images
Your next question is, gee Katrina, that’s great but I don’t have any editing software.
I’ve got you covered.
- Canva.com – great for creating images like the one you see on this post.
- Picmonkey.com – love this for cropping and editing my images.
Both of these are free to use and then of course there is the upgrade version. Occasionally I will pay the $1 to use a premium image from canva, and for the most part, I do like taking my own images.
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Yours in Gratitude,
Chef Katrina van Oudheusden
Committed to Helping Entrepreneurs Find Success
P.S. If you are serious about learning how to harness the power of social media, then you have to watch this incredible traffic training webinar. Unless you already have too much traffic to your business.