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6 Types Of Images You Should Start Using In Your Blog Posts

You know why I like to talk about blog post images?

Because they interpret a thousand words! Simple as that. And I've also read a lot about blog post images and its usefulness.

After I had talked about the 4 Ways Blog Post Images Reduce My Bounce Rate by 50%, people started to ask me which types of images should they use in their blog posts.

And here you are, with the 6 different types of images you should start using in your posts.

Hey, why is image important in blog posts?

Glad you liked to ask that question. There are several reasons to which images are relevant in your blog posts. Some of the reasons are that:

  • Images catch the readers' eyes and commit them to reading the content

  • Images help craft a visually memorable experience

  • Images give more explanations to a context.

  • You gain more social media shares

  • More search engine traffic from images

  • Increases length of posts

I believe you're satisfied enough. Then, back to our topic:

Types of images to use in blog posts.

Honestly, the types of images you should use in your blog post depends on and varies. I did a little research and found the top 6 types of images you should be using, no matter the niche you write on.

Don't get it wrong: I did not say you must use all the 6 types in a single post, or that you must not use; but you can start using any type that is best for a particular post.

#1. Stock or Royalty-free images

These are photographs of places, people, nature, animals, events (etc.) that are shot by professional and may be sold to stock image companies.

When I began to learn the usefulness of images in blog posts, this type used to be my favorite. I would go to stock image websites and search for images that are relevant to my content.

You can get free stock photos on websites like

The best usage of stock images in your blog post is by downloading images with no watermark and then, editing them with photo editing software to match the content which you're using them for.

I will update you on the best ways to use stock images for your blog posts later. So, subscribe here if you don't want to miss out.

#2. Screenshots

Screenshots are one of the best images to explain a context further. They also serve as proofs.

Thank God for technology! Screens can be shot on electronic gadgets like computers and smartphones.

When you shot a screen, import it into a photo editing software and design to taste.

Here are some of the tools you can use to shot your screens:

#3. Hand drawn images

Hand drawn images could have many meanings. As it is used in this context, hand drawn images are the images you designed by yourself using a graphics software.

Seen a kind of image like this?

That's an example!

Using hand drawn images in your blog post makes your post (and your blog) looks more professional to your readers.

To create hand drawn images for your blog posts may seem very tasking for a beginner. But learning and practicing will make you better.

#4. Infographics

An information graphic is a visual representation of information in graphical formats to make the data easily readable and understandable at a glance. That makes it look like a picture.

Take a look at the infographic at the end of this post.

Mere looking at the infographic already summarize the whole post.

An excellent infographic enhances readers' understanding by breaking down complex information into digestible, visual chunks. It makes it easier to explain complex data, fact, and figure through visual form.

#5. Visual quotes

These are great images too that enhance your blog post.

If you are a type who use quotes on blog posts, it would be an excellent idea if you can transform these quotes into pictures.

Who gave me this idea?
A top blogger who make use of the visual quote in his blog posts. His quotes always get stuck in my head anytime I read one.

Your readers might even go further to saving your quote in their device for reference. Thereby, making your quote more memorable and accessible (as they share your visual quotes)

Visual quote designs do not necessarily need to be greatly developed. Only the words in the quotes matter a lot.

#6. Charts and graphs

You're comparing about two or more different things? Why not using a chart or graph to make your comparison more digestible?

Charts are most useful for packaging complex information into a simple and easy to use format for comparisons and for discerning trends in a dataset.

For example, anyone that sees the chart below will understand the message that the user is trying to pass.

Did you imagine how many sentences the user needs to use if he must write the chart above in text?

Yeah! That's how great charts and graphs are.


Using different types of images in your blog posts is very necessary as it can also reduce your bounce rate. Be very cautious about images when you use them in your blog posts.

It is right to use pictures, but when you don't use it properly make it a wrong thing.

When you upload your pictures, make sure the file size if each image is very small. Remember; the larger the file size of images on your blog, the slower your page load.

Enjoy the infographics...
blog post images - infographics

Are there any other types of image you use in your blog posts

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