So you’ve downloaded FooGallery and loaded your images on your blog. They look great, but no-one knows they’re there. What you need to do is share images on social media.
Posting on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites is easy to do, but there are a few tricks to remember. When you share images on social media you can start to get your name out there, especially if you want people to see (and share) your images. For a DIY blogger, a foodie, or travel writer, this is essential.
Why use images on social media?
This may seem obvious, but using good photos on social media can help boost your blog. Mentions, tags, retweets, pins and shares can all help increase the traffic to your site. The more interest you get in a post, the more chance there is of new visitors.
For this reason, it’s important to use good photos. These photos can also communicate what you do better than text alone. If you write about DIY projects, your image needs to showcase the end result, or depict a few of the steps to demonstrate how simple it is. A photo that leaves your mouth watering is sure to get visitors to your food blog, wanting to find out how they can make the dish.
Photos can spark engagement in your social network. Your readers may comment on the images, or share their thoughts. Why not find out what they made, and start a conversation? This would be a great brand-building exercise.
Tips for sharing images on social media
Use good quality images. Grainy pictures or those that don’t show off your project effectively aren’t going to get you noticed. Plus good quality photos add to your brand image.
Stock photos (paid or free) will be good quality. But you need to check what sort of copyrights apply and whether you can use them on your site or social networks. Besides, if you’re blogging about DIY projects, recipes or gardening tips, for example, it makes more sense to use your own images.
Adding text to your images is another good way to make your images stand out. Websites like Canva offer a handy solution for this. You can use their graphics or upload your own, add text and choose the right size image for what you need.
Image size is important. Facebook, Twitter and other social media have optimum image sizes, so try to create images to suit your posts. Hubspot provides a handy infographic outlining these sizes.
Add links to your posts. Your image may have people wanting to find out more, but without a link, this won’t help. So link back to your blog and direct traffic where it counts.
Why not download FooGallery now? You can load your images easily and start sharing to get your name out there.