The best thing you can do to your blog post is to add at least one image related to your topic. Of course a couple more couldnt hurt, just dont over do it. Make sure your images flow with your topic in size and subject mater. WordPress makes it so easy to add photos to your blog post. When you are in your blog post writing away you just click the little picture icon.
Next you will get a pop up window with all the goodies. first you just click select files and browse to your image and click ok. After that the fun begins an here are a couple things to remember when setting up your image. First is the title and alternative text, dont just leave what wordpress puts in there (typically the image name). Search engines pick up on this text so be descriptive to the image and include keywords. I typically make both these fields the same. Caption I only use if it benefits the article, this is not always the case, and description I typically leave blank. The next biggie here (at least for me) is the link URL. It will default to the image location. Personally I dont want visitors to click to my image (ceppt on some occasions like below where I’ll allow them to view a larger version). So I will remove all of the link except the root home page, that way if they click on it they still remain on my page and I have some internal links as well. When done with that choose your alignment and size (more on that later), insert into post and your done right? Well in my book not really.
You see after all that if you look at your post (and I see a lot of this out there) all your text is crammed up all in your images space, dosent look very nice. Well you can easily fix that (I hope someday wordpress will put it into the insert image menu). Just go back to your image and click on it, you will see another picture insert square and a red circle appear in the upper right of the image, click the picture. you will get another dialog box where I want you to click on ‘Advanced Settings’. Should look like the image below now. See the two boxes I have highlighted well this will give you pixel space around your images and give them room to breath, I typically put in 5-10 in each box. Oh and to the left of those is the border box. If you are not using image caption you can put a number here to give your image a border (1 will work)
Do you make a point to put at least one image in your post?
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