Learn all about Featured images in blog.
If you are in a blogging passion for some days, then you should really know every detail about a featured image.
What is it? What role does it play in blogging and how to make a fully attractive and optimized featured image to reach the highest quality traffic?
What is a featured image
The featured image is the identity of a blog post. In other words, it works as a thumbnail of a blog post. This feature allows WordPress users to add a representative image for an individual blog post, pages, or custom pages and post types.
If we compare this featured image with the YouTube thumbnail system, it will be a fair comparison. Sometimes we open a YouTube video by watching the thumbnail.
In this blogging case, we can use the featured image to attract more people to our blog. And this is really effective on the google search system.
Our mind, search images more than plain texts. So, if you just write plain text and post on your blog. It won’t be that attractive to the people who are searching for your content.
But when you are adding a featured image, the visitors can relate their needs with your post and enter into the blog.
Searching By Images
Google has a feature to search contents by images, we all know that. But after opening an image we see some site link or address of the image and written ‘image may be subjected to copyright.’
Now think if anyone just searches by your keyword in the image section like ‘cupcake’, ‘mobile cover’, etc. and your featured image appears on the top, they can go to the particular blog and you will get a real amount of organic traffic in your site. And that will be definitely cool.
How to choose the Featured Image for a Blog
Using a featured image is as easy as drinking water, but choosing or making an attractive feature image is a bit tough.
There are two kind of featured images –
1. Plain featured image
A plain feature image is a simple picture or illustration you use as a featured image. In this image, you don’t have to add any kind of text or logos.
2. Complex featured image
A complex feature image is an edited and text-based picture, which contains a mixture of keyword text and heading text. And the fact is, this kind of featured image will drive more traffics to your blog.
Follow these steps to make the proper featured image for your blog.
You can use a plain feature image in a movie review blog or any food blog. but for any travel blog or any news blog, you have to add a complex feature image which will contain some related texts.
Featured image size
Normally you can any size of feature image, the ideal and WordPress theme friendly size is 1200×630 pixels. This image size can fit and compatible with almost every WordPress theme.
How to add a featured image in a WordPress blog
- Open the ‘edit’ section of a blog.
- Select the ‘Document’ tab.
- Scroll and find the ‘Featured Image’ section.
- Click on the blank area.
- Upload your Feature image (make sure your image is web-optimized).
- Add some ‘alt text’.
- And select ‘set featured image’.
Using a featured image can give you a high level of organic traffic and your blog post will have a presentative structure.
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