Adding a video or graphic to your post is strategic and an excellent traffic boost magnet. It has been proven that images or video increase the traffic by more than 400%. It is also the majors reason some of the fastest growing social websites are video or image based.
YouTube 1 Billion plus
Instagram 300 Million plus
Vine 40 Million plus
Pinterest 70 Million plus
Finding the relevant image or video is the first challenge. Next you should ensure you are allowed to use the image or video that you are not infringing on the intellectual rights of the owners.
With the partnership to success program, John uses Fotolia and an economical source for images and videos.
I use Pixabay, the images or video, the cost of each is left up to you make a donation to the owner of the graphic but it is only an option.
The important thing here is make sure whatever graphic are used, you are not in violation of copyrighting laws.
To insert a graphic position your cursor to the location you want the graphic to appear. Use the select you add media to open up your graphic library. If you’re no graphics in your library, select import files, from another location other than your library. Locate your graphic and double click your selection it will upload to your WordPress media library. From there select import files and your graphic will appear into your blog at the desired location. You can shrink or expand your graphic to customize your graphic to your liking.
Inserting a video is similar except you should copy your embedded code to the text window of your WordPress blog. You can customize your video by aligning and adjusting size to find the selection that is of your liking.
Images are useful not only for illustration but they are appealing more people are drawn to a picture much quicker than just straight text. It is no wondering video and graphic increase chances that your post will go viral by two to three hundred percent.
The numbers speak for themselves because the websites with some of the highest traffic volumes are visually inclined website like Instagram 300 million members, Pinterest 70 million members, and YouTube 1 billion plus etc.
Another additional benefit is when you share your post on the social media website they automatically pull the image will appear with your post, this increases the traffic and it is more likely getting more shares or likes.
There is an old saying that picture is worth a thousand words, in the online community and social media networks, it is more appropriately stated a picture is worth ten thousand shares/likes.