Think about your own experiences on social media. How many posts which include paragraphs of content do you take the time to read? How many short and snappy posts with amazing imagery grab your attention? It is a fact that quality images are key to social media marketing success. The following stats will demonstrate why…
They Generate More Engagement
The proof is in the pudding. According to research, posts which include images perform better on all social media platforms. Tweets with images tend to get 150% more retweets, infographics are liked and shared three times more and Facebook posts that include images also tend to get 2.3 times more engagement. This is also true for content on your website. In an analysis of over 1 million articles, BuzzSumo discovered that articles that included an image once every 75-100 words received double the social media shares when compared to articles of the same length which included fewer images.
Our Brains Are Wired that Way
Our brains are more likely to react positively when presented with an image, as opposed to text. In fact, the brain processes images 60 000 times faster than text and research has shown that people retain data for at least three days when it has been paired with an image.
They’re Proven to Hold Attention
According to eye tracking studies, people browsing the internet spend a lot more time looking at images than they do looking at text.
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