Adding photos your blog posts is a great way to encourage visitors to stick around and read more of your post.
As humans, we seek out and relate to visual media. We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words and while cliché, it’s also true. Relevant images help readers better relate to the content on the page. Add in the fact that the internet is an inherently visual medium, and you can’t deny that visual cues are important for digital marketing today.
Using Images in Social Media
Wired and many other organizations have recently begun adding images to their tweets to increase the visual interest and to encourage more people to click through to the article.
— WIRED (@WIRED) June 5, 2014
Seeing an image in your Twitter or Facebook timelines makes the post stand out more than if it were a simple text link.