Don’t Make These Image Mistakes On Your Website

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Images are meant to beautify your blog or website. If your blog doesn’t have any images, or you’re posting the wrong kind of visuals, you could be losing your audience. Avoid these common mistakes when planning the visual content for your blog, website, or e-commerce website.

1. Not using any images. Not even, like, one image.

Did you know that a person’s brain will process an image tens of thousands of times faster than it’ll process text? A photo is like the best first impression you could ever make. The more images you use, the more you’ll attract readers. You’ll also encourage people to share your content on social media. If you don’t use a photo, your content could get ignored by people who would actually benefit from it.

2. Using way too many images.

Using far too many photos can be just as bad as not using any. Don’t break this important rule of ecommerce design. Unless you have a design blog or other type of visual blog, don’t go crazy with images. You want to add to your content, not distract from it.

3. Not updating the Alt-Text section.

Search engines can’t read images, but they can read text. By filling out this area, you can improve your blog’s SEO. Plus, this is the automatic description that will show up if someone adds your photo to Pinterest.

4. Improperly aligning your image with text.

If you have a wide photo that’s going to take up the entire width of the blog, then it’s fine to leave the text to just the areas below and above the image. If you have a small, square image in the center of the page, though, you shouldn’t leave the rest of the area blank. Move the image to one side and then add text to the blank space.

5. Not adding a featured image on WordPress.

The featured image will go in the banner portion of your homepage, if you have one, and it will also be displayed along with the first few lines of your blog post, depending on your WordPress theme. Plus, when you share the post on social media, you’ll be able to choose to use the featured image along with the link. Make sure the image you choose is a good representation of your content.

6. Using images that are too big.

If your images are too large, they’ll obliterate people e-mail accounts if you e-mail the blog post. Also, it could take the page way too long to load if the photos are too large. If someone has to wait for the page to load, they may click right off your blog or website and on to something more reliable.

People will be more likely to check out your blog and read your posts if you include visuals! Plus, e-commerce shops require photos to show off their products.
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