How Pictures Can Help Your Blog and Provide More Character
For a lot of people your blog is just a place to write. The only pictures that are on the blog are often in the bio section or sometimes the banner at the top. However, pictures can add a lot to your blog. They can also be really useful for SEO purposes. So in this article I want to talk a bit about why you should use more pictures in your home based business blog posts.
Nothing is more boring or depressing to look at than a big giant piece of text. Sometimes a blog without pictures or graphics can look a little overwhelming. Even if the blog posts are not that long if the only thing that a prospect sees is lots and lots of text it can be hard to jump right into.
By adding pictures it gives the eyes a break from the sea of ??text and allows it to focus on something that's more fun. I believe that all blog posts should have at least one picture and depending on the topic and length more than one. It's just more pleasing to the eye. If you're talking about something personal then it's a good idea to add pictures from your life into the blog post. And if you're talking about something that you do not have a picture for you can always use stock photography to get your point across.
As someone who views lots of blogs all the time I can tell you that the ones that have pictures and a great looking blog design are most often the ones that I end up wanting to come back to.
The other reason is that pictures can be great for SEO. Whenever you put an image on your blog make sure that you first keyword optimize the title of that image. It will not show up on your blog but it will show up when people are looking for that search term. Many people Google search a keyword phrase and then look at the images not the web results. So when you use keywords on your images people will find your pictures and in the end discover your blog as well. This is a great way to get more traffic to your blog.