Let’s face it there’s a lot of competition out there online.
WordPress alone claim 50,000 people a week begin a blog using their services.
Even though many of these may fall by the wayside, there is still a lot of sites competing for attention.
At a cursory glance all text looks the same. It’s not until someone commits to your article do you get their attention, and then you have to keep it.
Images which are unique and compelling will grab someone’s attention before they’ve read the title.
In fact, studies show an image will influence more than half the people to continue to read an article.
If you haven’t paid too much attention to our images then it may be why your site is not getting the attention it deserves.
You need images that say, “Hey you! Over there! Come over and read this!”
The impact images have is the reason why Facebook and Twitter made them so easy to add to posts.
Pinterest is another successful platform which relies heavily on the impact of great images.
Choosing your images takes time and can be costly.
You may also end up with images that someone else has. This will make your site look passé and viewers may not feel they want to engage in your content regardless of how great it is.
Use compelling and unique images to accompany and highlight all that great content you are creating.