Written content within your website is often complimented by an accompanying image to illustrate goods and services offered. As part of your complete website design images play a huge part in the visitor experience of your website and it is very important that they are optimised correctly for faster loading times, visual effect and SEO ranking.
Picture marketing is now very common and it is critical that you make the most from the pictures you use on your website design to generate more leads and a higher ranking and from search engines.
Your pictures should be original where possible as they will reflect the exact nature of product or service you are trying to promote. While using stock or free images may be fine in some cases, it is important not to use images that are overly used on other websites as it will affect your organic results in search engines. All experienced website developers will use original images whenever possible.
The sizing of your pictures is important for the aesthetics of your website design, flow of information and the overall design.
However, the most important element in picture sizing is reducing the image from a full 4mb or 5mb smartphone photo to an image that is 800 x 600 pixels.
By 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.
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