Profile images are the first thing that draws your eyes to a social profile. Facebook Fanpage use banners as a way to express one’s brand. Blogs use images to illustrate the primary content of the blog. In a fraction of second you will decide whether or not this is the right individual, page, or blog that you want to interact and connect with, based on the displayed image(s).
Here are some reasons why using high quality images can help you to gain more fans and followers on your social media profile.
- Images Gets More Attention
According to a recent study on Facebook, posts with photos get 53% more likes as compared to text-posts and links. Images get more attention from people because it only takes a fraction of second to look at a picture as compared to reading a small paragraph or a summary.
2.Photos Improve Memory of Readers
In most cases you will forget a paragraph or comment shortly after you read it. Contrarily, if you see an interesting and beautiful photo you tend to remember it for a longer period of time. If you often use interesting and relevant pictures in your posts then you are making your profile or post more memorable for your fans and friends
3.Share your Images over All Your Networks
Sites like Pinterest and Facebook makes sharing photos very easy. You can take photos and upload from anywhere directly to your social media site. This allows you to share your photos in real time with your friends and fans and create more engagement about your topic of interest.
4.Images Generates Comments and Likes for You
Social networks are all about engagement. Everyone wants more likes and comments on his page and posts. But the problem is how to get attention of people towards your page or posts. Yes, images can do it for you. If you use relevant and interesting photos in your posts, they will draw attention of people and they may like and comment on your posts and photos and also share with their friends.
5.Share Images and Make People Emotional
Social media is all about communication. Facebook has over a billions users. Millions of posts and images are shared daily by people on the site. Personal photos have the greatest ways to create an emotional engagement with your friends and fans. This helps to create more Likes, comments, and response to your purpose. So try to share images that help create an emotional response to your cause or purpose and share these images on social media. This helps to attract people with similar interest and foster greater interaction.
It is not a good practice to always share your own pictures on these social networks. To show loyalty and empathy to your fans and followers, try to share their excellent content and images with your networks. If you share pictures of your fans and followers, the greater chance is that they will share your images with their friends. This helps you to get more fans and followers.
7.Keep Posting New Images
Always try to post new pictures on your social networks on a regular basis. If you share interesting and beautiful pictures people will like them and share them with their friends. If you place interesting pictures on your page and profile, they will wait for your new pictures. Always post interesting images and provide a reason to your fans and followers to come back for more.
Rohan Hall is the author of Stop Working, a book that teaches entrepreneurs how to use technology and partnerships to build a global businesses. He is the founder and CEO of Cool Mojito a social media company, and rSitez a leading provider of social networking software. He blogs at blog.coolmojito.com.
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