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How to increase traffic on your website – Utilising Images

Get more Activity and Traffic Utilising Images

How to increase traffic on your website?  Use pictures, infographics, diagrams, and graphs. This is one way of getting more traffic to your website.

It can be hard to discover quality, pictures for your webpage posts without buying them. It can get even more costly for a site with numerous pages.

If you can add a significant amount of images to most of your pages then you’re going to observe an increase in traffic as far as the level of people who read your articles and invest some time and energy in your website.

Humans are visual by nature. We grow up from a youthful age perusing books that are “visual” and we never truly lose our craving for this as we get older.

child reading a book under a tree

If you just write words with no images you will undoubtedly not be able to draw in any of the people that are out there on the internet.

You will get less commitment from visitors that do read your pages, and individuals won’t engage themselves in the substance of your site.

It’s best to locate the free to-utilize pictures whenever possible.  You can buy pictures at whatever point you need to for specific circumstances.

If you are using 5-10 pictures for every page or post you write. It will turn out to be expensive. So we should take a look at some of the free choices.

Discover Royalty Free and Free To Use Images

Pexels

Unsplash

Pixabay

Use Picture and Editing Programs

Crello

Canva

Pablo

Related post…Design infographics with free templates

There are some other free stock photograph websites too, which implies pictures are a completely open area and you can use the pictures any way you like.

A word in your ear a few creators may need you to give them acknowledgment for a photograph. Others will give you access to photos on a picture to picture basis.

Just be sure you have permission to use the pictures you use. (see below in the create your own images).

Screen Shots

In some cases, it’s best to take a screenshot or screen capture. On Windows 10, go to the bottom toolbar and on the left-hand side, you will see what looks like a magnifying glass.

Click on that and type in snipping tool. The snipping tool will appear when you click on it after searching for it. Once you have the snipping tool ready, take your shot. Once the shot is taken save to your computer.

A screenshot of the title of this article.

snippet of a title saying get more activity utilizing pictures

I use Greenshot for my screenshots. It is totally free to use. Just download it to your computer and use it whenever necessary.

Image of a post title

Now which one looks better, you’ve guessed it No.2 which was taken by Greenshot and edited to put the red oblong around it.

If necessary you can utilize the following programs also.

Snagit ….. is compatible with windows and mac
Droplr…..has a chrome extension that can be downloaded for your browser or a download for your desktop.

You Can Use Paid Images

Now and then I’ll look through the paid picture locales.  If I have to locate a specific photograph that I can’t discover in my free choices.

The pictures are normally $1 or less per photograph and you improve the cost if you buy in bulk.  Amazing pictures are vital for your site, particularly the featured article image.

The most effective way to add images to your WordPress Site

Go to your WordPress site Editor.
Find the page to alter.
Find where on the page to put the picture and click there.
Tap the Add Media button.
Transfer the photo from your records.
Fill in the Attachment Details – Title and Alt content settings – Use the keyword in the Title and Alt content boxes.
Show settings, pick the page area for the picture, left, center, or right.
You can Add a link to another page or an offer page if wanted.
Pick the picture size, thumbnail, medium, or vast, or by pixels.
click “Embed Into Post” – That’s it.

If you want moving pictures then follow the steps below to create an impressive moving image

1. Upload your image to Crello – free account

2. Create your moving background

3. Download your MP4 (movie file)

4. Upload your MP4 file to Blink Cliplets to convert MP4 into a gif file

5. Select the whole movie (time and image)

6. Download the image as a gif file

7. You can now use it on your website

An example of a moving picture.

 

Ways to Improve Your Images

You want the best possible outcome that you can obtain for your images. So as images are classed as content for your posts or articles it’s a good idea to optimize them.

Edit your file names

The file names are the names that are already attached to the image.

For example:

screenshot that has not had a name change
f9d047e15573e36ca105840cf9ab03a0_cropped_optimized.jpg.
This image file name is not outlining the image content. As you can see it has been compressed but the file name has not been changed.
Modify your image’s ALT tags
A good example below.

5 pound note and coins

screenshot of alt text

Editing alt tags is a great way to help search engines index and rank your image better, and you get a tiny SEO improvement from it.

The perfect alt tag description is short and keyword rich.

Compress All Images

There are a number of tools online for compressing images but you need a good one that will not compromise the image and retain its quality.

A couple of good ones are Optimizilla and Compressor.io.

optimizilla compression tool image

Take and create your own images and photo’s

Hands down your own images outrank free stock photo’s by 10/1. When you take your own snapshots and use them on your website you actually own that image.

Not only that but it gives a little bit of SEO to your image and website. Original images can be tracked back to your website.

So if someone is looking for original images to use they can give you credit for the image in a way of a backlink.

Utilize Your Smartphone Camera and download those photos to your computer.

When you take your own photographs, the picture proprietorship and rights are yours as it were. So take however many of your own photos as you can, and dependably think about this alternative while adding pictures to your articles.

Always make sure you use images which are relevant to your website content.

Infographics

Infographics have been searched 800% more times in the last 2 years than ever before according to Unbounce. 

 

infographic why do infographics make great marketing tools

Source  Neo Mammalian Studios

Share this Image On Your Site

Infographics, good ones anyway tend to go viral. You want to create infographics that are based on the ideas your visitors want to know about. To increase your online presence.

It’s a good idea also to submit your infographics to infographic admission sites. Here you will see a website that lists 88 websites to submit your infographics too.

By submitting your infographics to these sites you will be getting more exposure not just for your infographics but for your website as a whole.

Pinterest and Instagram are great places to promote your infographics as they are mainly image-oriented websites.

Embed your infographics

If you want your infographic to go viral and get shared, you should make it easy for people to embed it on their own sites. It’s quite simple to learn how to create an embed code for your infographic, and this can help you get it out to a wider audience.

 Embed Code Generator

screenshot of image embed code

1) Site Name

This should be the URL you want people who embed your infographic to attribute. It will be included as a message to the person embedding it to “Please include attribution to [insert URL] with this graphic.” It’s likely they will delete this message before they publish to their site, but it serves as a good reminder to them that they should be attributing and linking back to you as the source of the infographic at least somewhere.

2) Post URL

This should be the URL of where the infographic lives on your site. So if you’re using your blog to publish the infographic, include the URL for that particular post. This is important since this is what the embedded infographic on someone else’s site will link back to, giving you those precious inbound links.

3) Image URL

This should be the URL of the infographic image hosted on your site. After you’ve uploaded the infographic to the blog post/web page you’re hosting it on, right-click the image and click “Copy Image URL.” This is the URL you should paste here.

4) Image Alt

Include some alt text that describes your infographic. We recommend including the title of the infographic as well as the word infographic. 

5) Width of Image 

Specify the width you’d like the embedded infographic to be. This will vary depending on the width of the user’s website/blog (the width of our blog, for instance, is 650 pixels), but anyone who embeds your infographic can also adjust the embed code to fit the particular specs of their blog/website by customizing the width=’600px’ part of the embed code.

6) Height of Image

As Siege Media advises in the generator, leave this empty to ensure the infographic stays in proportion regardless of width.

7) Embed Box Width

This is how wide you want the box that displays the embed code to be on your web page/blog post to be. For example, if the width of your blog is 650 pixels and you want the box to span the width of your blog, make this 650 pixels wide.

8) Embed Box Height

This is how tall you want the box that displays the embed code to be on your web page/blog post. The taller you make it, the more space it will take up, but the less the user will have to scroll to see the full embed code.

9) That’s it!

Copy and paste this code into the HTML of your web page/blog post where you want the embed code to appear. I recommend putting it below the infographic since this is the natural point at which someone would decide they want to embed your infographic, but you could also include it above, since they may be revisiting your page to grab the infographic embed code — in which case the easier you make it, the better.

Neil Patel – drive traffic using Google image search

I hope this post on “How to increase traffic on your website – Utilising Images” was helpful. If you have any questions please leave a message in the comments box below or contact form.

Regards

Janet

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4 thoughts on “How to increase traffic on your website – Utilising Images

  1. Thanks for all that useful information. For anyone building a website finding quality images that are suitable for your post is a constant challenge. I hadn’t heard of those free image websites you listed, so I’ll add those to my resources. I’ve found Pinterest is good for sourcing images as long as the image isn’t from someone else’s website. You have some very helpful posts on your website. Thanks again.

  2. Thx Terry for your comment. I know what you mean when you say you feel like a sponge. It’s seems I am getting somewhere at last as only today I found out that my website has been indexed on google, I am ecstatic. I have only been a member of WA for 6 days and Terry you have given me my first comment. Seems I’m having a good day all round.
    Thank-you so much.
    Janet

  3. Being a newbie in online marketing (2nd month w/ WA), I found your info very informative…….I feel like a sponge–absorbing–absorbing–absorbing!! I am convinced that WA is the best place to be for getting off on the right foot, and the best training out there for building a website……I think you will agree. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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