SharingText releases were shared, on average, .99times per hourMultimedia releases were shared, onaverage, 3.5 times per hour
Which Images to UseShow the item discussed in the text People - faces (not a crowd) Product Places – visually describe the textImages that tell a storyImages that demonstrate an ideaOriginal images, if possible
What Images Do 1. Provide more SEO opportunities 2. Give the website a higher quality feel 3. Give viewers a more positive perception 4. Increase the company’s authority as a news source
Tags Add a title tag with keyword Add alternate text tag (alt. txt) with keyword Use a caption under the photograph Give the photograph a descriptive name – not IMG 457976 but rather recipe-lasagna.jpeg
Positioning the images We read left to right The natural sequence for reading involves a very specific order:3. Look at the image, if there is one4.Scan the headline5.Read the body copy (if the headline is interesting enough).
Placement Matters Headlines placed below an image are read by 10% more people than headlines above. You lose a potential 10% of your audience if you’re distracting them with an image in the wrong place. If you have a large audience—say 145,000 people— then putting your image below your headline could be costing you nearly fifteen thousand potential readers!
Captions Captions get read 4X more than body copy Images draw the eye away from the text, so make sure each image has a caption under it that reinforces the main message Craft your captions as you would craft your headlines
Video Stats Time-on-page and time-on-site numbers increase when you add video. 85% of people online consumed an average of 10 hours of video a month online and that number is increasing. Google is prioritizing video in its search algorithm. Not only will video help promote your products and services online, it helps those products and services get found online. Visitors to web sites are now looking for video content first. An increasing number of sales teams are showing enjoying increases in close-rates and online registrations using web based video.
What do People Want? “Content where you learn something, not just sales pitches.” “Concise accurate contents covering the details without fluff.” “Come right to the point, if necessary add more substantial info to an appendix in the transcript. “ Always provide a transcript!” “Fast snappy presentation that gets right to the point.” “Short, sharp, to the point. Loads quickly and is packed with content not crap.” “Useful how-to information presented without hype. Clear and in-depth.” “Clear audio. Captivating content. Something that makes me laugh or smile.” “Useful, actionable information.” “An engaging story that draws you in.”
Video SEO Use informational keywords : How to, Learn, History of Title and Description with keywords Add a link in the YouTube description field
SMNR Organic Apples Keep More Than the Doctor Away Body Text of the Release goes Here Our limited knowledge of organic produce is not unique; instead, it is a representation of a pervasive misunderstanding of organic-labeled products