Photos grab attention and communicate so much more than simple text.
As well, images are more "socially shareable". Text can't be shared on Pinterest, but text in an image can be shared on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more!
Images also encourage more engagement that simple text. On Facebook, for example, not only do photo posts get more engagement than links, videos or text-based updates, they actually account for 93% of the most engaging posts on Facebook.
Look at this example for instance. Are you going to copy this text and share it?
Or are you more readily going to share the image below on Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook? Same text, just now in a image.
Images DO matter in today's online marketing world. The use of images creatively needs to be part of your online marketing strategy.
No, you don't need to be a professional designer or a PhotoShop pro to create quality, socially shareable images. There are ways you can use free tools to create and customize images.
Here's 3 online tools you can use NOW to customize images to create more buzz in your marketing:
Below are some quickly created and readily shareable examples of what I'm talking about!
So go for it! Give those sites a try and start bringing your best quotes and calls-to-action to life in images!