Choosing the right image for your blog post is important.
Because as much as you might not like the idea, your reader are after more than just your words.
As YouTube, Flickr, and any other number of video and image sites demonstrate, humans are visual animals. It’s not enough to simply tell a person something to get them engaged and make them remember what it was you said. You need to show them, and that’s where images come in.
Finding the Perfect Image
Finding an image to sit alongside your blog post is easy. Go to Google Image Search, tap in a keyword or two, save the image you like or just hotlink it, and you’re done, right?
The only thing you will have done there is almost guarantee that you’ll get your blog post all the wrong sort of publicity. Not only is taking someone else’s image akin to theft, it can cost you big time if the image you use is under copyright by a major image bank like Getty that is notorious for suing bloggers who copy and paste even a single image on their low-traffic blog.
So where should you turn to find the perfect image, then, if not the world’s most powerful search engine?
Relax: DOZ has you covered.
The Perfect eBook for the Perfect Image
In our latest eBook we’ve pulled together all of our advice on how to find the perfect image for your blog posts.
And when we say ‘all our advice’, we mean it.
Our eBook explains everything you need to know about images and copyright, the ins and outs of Creative Commons licenses, and where to find the best copyright-free images online. There’s information about how to use alt-text with your images for the best SEO results, and there’s even our ‘secret sauce’ method – the SQUEAL method – for choosing the right image for your blog post every single time.
The eBook also includes links to SlideShare presentations where you can find even more information about how to get your image choice right, and how to make sure you are supercharging your SEO in the process.
Who Is This eBook For?
This is a book that will be useful all bloggers, but particularly so for those who are getting started or who, having launched their blog, are looking to make it the best it can be.
Beginners can use the advice in the ebook to develop good habits from the start and ensuring that they stay on the right side of the copyright police. More experienced bloggers will find the advice on selecting images useful, the recommendations for SEO easy to put into practice, and value in our recommended image sites, all of which we draw from ourselves here at DOZ for almost every post we publish.
In short, whether you’re just getting started or whether you are looking to take your blog to the next level, this is the eBook for you.
Get Your Copy
To get your hands on a copy of the eBook nothing could be easier. Just drop your email address into the box below and click through for your digital download to start straight away.
We hope you enjoy this latest eBook and that you check out the others in our collection, too.
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