We love looking at pictures, today more pictures than ever are made and shared across the globe.
And there is plenty of evidence supporting the fact that if you want your content to be shared then post with an image.
But how do you stand out enough to get shared, there's a lot of competition!
You need to make sure your pictures are better than the rest and worthy of lots of shares. So here are my tips for doing just that:
1 Use unique photographs not boring-been-seen-everywhere-free stock material.
2 Post relevant pictures
3 Don't post pictures that you don't own or at least credit the producer.
4 Post pictures that are:
5 Optimise the dimensions for your chosen social media
Tips for Pinterest
Tips for Instagram
Tips for Twitter
Tips for Linkedin
6 And with all platforms use relevant #hashtags, so people can find your content.
But, not too many!
7 Geotag your photos
8 Use an app like Buffer or Hootsuite to schedule posts
9 Add some text and use design tools to make your images more editorial like Canva or Picmonkey
10 Watermark your image with your website url or © symbol
11 Post a video or giff
12 Share, share, share other peoples work and post comments.
That's what social media is all about!
Found photographing in rain or shine for magazines and the like.
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