Imagery Rules Social Media [Infographic]
No matter which social network you spend your time on you are either seeing or sharing photos or videos. Imagery is ruling the Internet and is showing to be beneficial for businesses as well as profiles by increasing engagement.
As links and text posts are still crucial to mix up your content, visual storytelling is what is causing people to react by participating through an action. An action can include a like, reshare, +1, comment or anything else that keeps the content moving forward within newsfeeds and up within the algorithm of a social network.
It has been proven that videos are what push people to want to share most often; in fact, a video is shared 12 times more than links and textual status updates combined. People enjoy being able to quickly view a thought or emotion provoking short video; it is these types of videos that will help your content get the views over creating a lengthy video that lacks any creativity.
Photos are the second type of sharable content that receives two times more shares than text status updates and although videos seem to be at the top of the share worthy content, pictures are shared more often since they are easier to find and upload.
Either form of content, whether it be video or pictures will give your social profile the added boost you are looking for and everyone seems to be obsessed with photos in particular from sites like Pinterest to Instagram, Tumblr to Foursquare, we are not slowing down when it comes to sharing imagery.
Not only are visual content such as images, videos and infographics being spread across the web and increasing interactions on social sites, they are also driving traffic to sources in which they originate from as you will see within the following infographic, along with other visual statistics of how our ever-growing love for images is growing businesses and profiles around the web and making their presence even stronger.
Erin Ryan is a writer for various blogs and a Social Media Promotional Director who has a keen understanding of the power of Social Media for business and fervently stays up-to-date with the Social Media Industry. Erin also enjoys scouring the web in search of useful and unique gadgets that keep us advancing in Technology. She likes to find and share infographics and Internet memes that can be enjoyed by you. You can connect with Erin Ryan on various Social Networks through her About.me Profile.
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