Using Images effectively on your Website.
When you use an image within your website design to help illustrate written content, it is import to note that you should just be happy that the picture appropriate to your message
As part of your overall website design, the images you use will play an integral part in the visitor experience of your website.
To ensure faster loading times, visual effect and SEO ranking you need to optimize your image by resizing, renaming and tagging. As picture marketing is now standard and commonplace, it is imperative that you make the most from the pictures you choose to use as part of your website design, to ensure your website generates more leads by achieving a higher ranking in the organic listings of search engines like Google.
Original pictures are best, as they will reflect the exact nature of product or service that you are trying to promote. Stock images while free may be fine in some cases, but it is important not to use images that are overly used on other websites. Commonly used images will impact negatively on your organic search rankings in all the major search engines
While picture resizing of pictures is important for the aesthetics of your website design, the flow of information and the overall impact on design, the most important element in picture resizing is reducing the image from a full 4mb or 5mb smartphone photo to an image that is 800 x 600 pixels.
In reducing the size of the photo, it allows your page to load quicker and be more responsive. This creates a far better user experience for visitors to your site, which encourages them to stay longer and ultimately earn more revenue for your business.
They say a picture can paint a thousand words which may be true, but what is certain when a picture is used and formatted correctly it will enhance your website design, your business, your product or service and your reputation.
If you require help on making your website design more picture friendly you can call Flo WEB Design on 046 924 1535 or email [email protected]
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