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Why use images in your articles & blog posts?

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An image is, indeed, worth a thousand words. While the content is the most important part of a blog post, taking the time to select an engaging and interesting image can enhance your posts, add a little extra on-page SEO and turn good posts into great ones!

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A good example of using photography to enhance a piece of editorial work, taken from blog.ikeepfit.com

So why use images in your articles and blog posts?
The most obvious reason is to catch the reader’s attention! An image says in a few seconds more than words ever could. It can encourage a mood or highlight a tone of voice. What’s important, is that the right image will encourage the potential reader to stick around and read your post.

Images also break up long blocks of text, and can make your article easier to read.

Images can be used as headings to direct the eye to the main points within your article, plus they are handy for illustrating a point. If you’re trying to explain something confusing or you have something that needs clarifying, the correct image will make it easier for your reader to understand.

Does your blog or website have quite a simple design? A nice colourful image accompanying your text will also help to create a more visually memorable experience for the reader.

Any images you use will be indexed by Google and come up in searches. This is why it’s important to name your files correctly and to use descriptive but relevant words to tag your image.

In our next post we’ll be talking about image sourcing – so keep your eyes peeled!

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  1. […] Why use images in your articles & blog posts? An image is, indeed, worth a thousand words. While the content is the most important part of a blog post, taking the time to select an engaging and interesting image can enhance your posts, add a little extra on-page SEO and turn good posts into great ones! […]

  2. […] Why use images in your articles & blog posts? An image is, indeed, worth a thousand words. While the content is the most important part of a blog post, taking the time to select an engaging and interesting image can enhance your posts, add a little extra on-page SEO and turn good posts into great ones! […]


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