How To Create Traffic With Your Blog Post Pictures

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

5891 Eagle Creek Maineville Home for SaleHow To Create Traffic With Your Blog Post Pictures

Recently Kathy Streib had a featured post that included some great advice on how to fill out the Image Description and Title sections when you add photos to your blog posts.  You definitely want to get that extra Google power from your photos.

But did you know you can also do something a bit extra that can get you more bang for your buck with your photos and drive traffic to your other sites?  After you fill out the photo's Image Description and Title sections and hit insert, you can take another step to help create traffic. 

Click on the photo, now go to the chain Link icon and add a pertinent link.

Linking your blog photo


Linking your blog photo step 2
Readers are often clicking the photos to see if something else comes up.  So if you're posting about your listings, why not link the photo to the home's web page?  (like we've done with our top right photo)

Posting about a community in general?  Link to a custom IDX search for that community. Or link to a previous blog post or a market report.  Or a YouTube video you've done.

Writing about homes with pools?  Here's another chance to link to another custom IDX search.

Promoting an event?  Maybe link to your Facebook Fan Page where you've done a post on local events.

We're not saying go link happy with every photo.  Too many outgoing links and you start losing popularity with those Google bots.

But bottom line, there are plenty of options to get some extra mileage out of your photos and create some additional traffic in places you want traffic.

Keep on Blogging,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Rainmaker
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.

Thank you for this great information - your post is bookmarked and shared!

May 13, 2012 02:51 PM
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Thank you for this tip. Next I will have to stert putting pictures on my blog posts.  This is a great tip

Here is what I learned last week.  You can report those pesky advertisement comments to Active Rain and you get points for it.  Click on comment 40 and 41

 

May 13, 2012 03:15 PM
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Joy, Always glad to help!

#61, Pictures help break up the words and keep attention.  And the spam is reported, just waiting on AR Staff to clean them out :)

May 13, 2012 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Parisi
Dallas Homes
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty

Liz and Bill, thanks for reminding me of the option to create a photo link.  Bob Stewart has mentioned the link in the past, but I was obviously on overload.  I will try it tomorrow!

May 13, 2012 11:14 PM
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Sharon, The topic comes up every now and then, just good to keep the reminders out there :)

May 14, 2012 03:11 AM
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Craig Rutman
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
Helping people in transition

I think it's essential to link your pictures and photos to something relevant to the blog.

You guys have done a wonderful job explaining how to do just that with this post today.

Well done my friends. And well worth the featured status.

May 14, 2012 03:43 PM
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Craig, Thanks!  We try to keep renewing our Ambassador badge :)

May 14, 2012 06:44 PM
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Tanja Cisliek
Future Home Realty

Thank you for inspring me to go back through all my posts so far and adding links to the photos, and I am glad I learned this today instead of a year from now with tons of more posts to update/correct!!

 

May 14, 2012 08:52 PM
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Mike Frazier
Dyersburg Tn Real Estate
Carousel Realty of Dyer County

This is always good advice when wanting the google machine to pick you up in the rankings so people find these pictures.

May 15, 2012 08:09 AM
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Tanja, Definitely good that you have a limited number you want to update :)

Mike, Every litte edge helps.

May 15, 2012 09:51 AM
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Diana Foster
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Braselton Real Estate Group, Inc.

Just came across this post. Thanks for the information. I bookmarked the page, will have to give it a try.

July 04, 2012 11:16 PM
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Diana, Once you get used to it, it's pretty straightforward to do. 

July 05, 2012 03:02 AM
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Dan Brudnok
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Keller Williams RE- Exton - PA License Number #RS225179L

Hi Liz and Bill,

I saw the re-blog yet wanted to thanks to you for the original post......great information.

September 02, 2012 07:02 AM
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Dan, Thanks!  We try to help out!

September 02, 2012 07:12 AM
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Gloria Valvasori
MASTER-ASA, Your Streetsville Village Connection
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service

Thanks for posting this valuable information so all could learn.  There is so much to learn about the world of the internet, video blogging, blog pages, web site, etc., it so hard to keep up with all of it.  But I am very fortunate to be working with a great broker who keeps us all updated on how to improve our business!!

September 02, 2012 07:29 AM
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Gloria, There is certainly much to learn.  Active Rain has been the best forum we've found for hearing about what we need to know.

September 02, 2012 07:48 AM
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Wandanna Melliphant
A Name Real Estate Investors Trust and Recommend
Royal Lepage Credit Valley Real Estate Brokerage

Hi,

That's a great idea!

I'll be implementing this strategy moving forward.

Thanks for sharing.

September 13, 2012 05:15 PM
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Wandanna, You're welcome!  That screen capture Carla did in the other post is a result of doing what we detailed above.  Give Google a little extra to identify and point to and there's extra oomph with them.

September 13, 2012 05:18 PM
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Dick and Dixie Sells
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
Sells Real Estate, LLC

Great information on linking. We have been filling in the image description and title, but will now be going the extra step for more of that Google Juice.  Thanks for doing this post. We always learn something new everyday around here in the Rain. Have a great week ahead!

October 15, 2012 02:39 AM
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Dick & Dixie, Always glad to share some of the techniques we've learned her in the Rain!

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