Social Media Images

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Everything you need to start making beautiful imagery to reinforce your brand, instill confidence and increase sales.

The Complete Guide to Using Images in Social Media

Understanding Image Copyright

Remember, just because you found an image on the Internet doesn’t mean you can use it. You don’t want to be one of the unfortunate bloggers who was sued for using a picture for which they had no right.

Best Places For Free Images

There are numerous places where you can find free images to use on your blog. However, conducting a Google image search is not one of them. Whenever you download images, check to ensure you have the correct licensing. 

Here are 16 websites worth considering.

Optimize Your Images For A Faster Website

According to Kissmetrics, speed matters. Sites that load slowly suffer from lost sales and potentially lower rankings in search engine results. Two things to which you do not want to fall victim.

While there are many ways to speed up a site, reducing the file size of your images is the easiest to accomplish. Large image file sizes are often the culprit when it comes to slow-loading pages, so it makes sense to minimize their size as much as possible without affecting their quality. 

Here are six tools that can help.

The Best Social Media Image Sizes

So far we’ve focused on images for blogs and website, but let’s not forget social media. It’s a great way to increase sales and strengthen relationships. For best results, don’t post your blog images directly to social media platforms without verifying first how they will look.

Each platform has unique requirements, so I’ve scoured the web to come up with the latest sizes for the most common social media channels.

There you have it. Everything you need to start making beautiful imagery to reinforce your brand, instill confidence and increase sales. Images play an important part in how you are perceived online. So make sure to put your best foot forward.

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