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How to Automatically Generate Youtube Video Thumbnail in WordPress

How to Automatically Generate Youtube Video Thumbnail in WordPress

Including videos in the blog posts could be an excellent idea to bring some variety in your content. Nowadays, most bloggers have their own video channels (so does Harsh Agarwal, the founder of ShoutMeLoud). If you have a video channel in YouTube and frequently embed the videos in your website, you should generate proper thumbnails for them. An appropriate thumbnail will provide your visitors with a better chance to understand what the video contains and what to expect from it. While it is possible to create a thumbnail manually, there are (14 comments)

ShareAsImage Review – Turn Text Into Images For Blog & Social Media

ShareAsImage Review – Turn Text Into Images For Blog & Social Media

In my previous post on WordPress image plugins, I emphasized the importance of using images in your blog to grab a reader's attention. That same concept applies to this post, as I share another way to use images not just in your blog post but in all content you share with your social networks. Sometimes we want to share a short quote from our blog post, or even from other sites, but we want to make it interesting for our followers. The solution? Add an image to your text. This practice is mostly seen in photo sharing networks like Facebook, (14 comments)

The Perfect Image Sizes for Social Media Sharing To Get More Clicks

The Perfect Image Sizes for Social Media Sharing To Get More Clicks

Are you regularly sharing visuals on your social media channels? Do you know the perfect image sizes for social media sharing? Images are the most popular form of content on social media. They usually perform better than text, video and other forms of updates in terms of engagement. This is because 65% of people are visual learners. On Facebook, photo posts generate 53% more likes and 104% more comments than the average post. On Twitter, tweets containing images get 150% more retweets. On Tumblr, images are so popular that they make up (3 comments)

Why & How To Create Blog Style Guide Like Top Media Houses

Why & How To Create Blog Style Guide Like Top Media Houses

Why do you even bother writing? More than 2 million blog posts are written every single day. How will people find out your blog in this noise? Even if they do, will they remember you? Will they come back to read more posts on your blog? There is no guarantee. But: You can ensure a top-notch reading experience to increase chances of retaining your visitors. Creating well-researched high-quality content is only the start. Subtle things like the capitalization of words in the title of your posts, acronyms and image credits affect (4 comments)

Where You Should Host Blog Images Without Affecting Load time?

Where You Should Host Blog Images Without Affecting Load time?

"A picture speaks a thousand words." Images on your blog play a major role, and I have discussed them earlier here. For quick recap: Images make your post look more visually appealing. Posts with images get more social media share than a post without an image. Images help in driving traffic from Image search engine. There are few more reasons, but above three are most important. Now, one of the basic question which I never covered before, and that is: Where one should host their blog images? Today, I got an email from one of the readers who (20 comments)