Enhance Your Page Previews with Custom Images

Published: Wednesday 23 August 2023

Enhance Your Page Previews with Custom Images

Here's a fact: When someone shares a page from your website on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or even certain email applications, you can take control over the image that appears in the page preview.

We've made it possible for you to select your preferred image not only for your entire website but also for each individual product category. While it might not take long, the impact can be tremendous. The ability to curate the images associated with your content can greatly influence how your web pages are perceived and shared.

Main Social Media Image:

The main social media image serves as the default image for sharing any page on the website, including the homepage, delivery page, and others. It provides an overall representation of the entire website and its content. Choosing an image that captures the essence of your brand and website can enhance recognition and encourage users to explore further.

Product Categories:

Each product category can have its own dedicated social media image. These images are particularly valuable for promoting specific events or occasions such as Christmas, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day. By tailoring the imagery to match the theme or sentiment of the category, you can attract more attention during targeted promotional campaigns.

Products:

Products by default use the main image of the product when shared.

To View the Report and Upload the Images

  1. To view the report access your Myweblogin Dashboard and navigate to Products :: Product settings :: Options :: Check Social Media Images
  2. View the report, a green button indicates that the image exists and an Orange button means it is missing.
  3. You can click the Orange button to choose and upload an image that is missing!

Just be warned this report can take a little but of time to generate each time.

Tips on Creating Social Media Sharing Images

Creating effective social media sharing images for websites involves combining visual appeal, branding, and engagement. Here are some tips to help you craft compelling social media sharing images.  These images do not have to be only a product or logo image but a fully designed image!

  1. Prioritize Visual Appeal: Use high-quality images, graphics, or illustrations that resonate with your content and catch the viewer's eye.
  2. Consistent Branding: Incorporate your brand colors, logo, or other recognizable elements to maintain a consistent visual identity.
  3. Clear and Concise Message: Keep the text concise and focused. Aim for a clear, compelling headline or a brief tagline that captures the essence of your content.
  4. Typography: Choose fonts that are legible and align with your brand's style. Use contrasting font colors to ensure readability against the background.
  5. Whitespace: Use whitespace effectively to make your text and images stand out. Avoid clutter and overcrowding.
  6. Relevance: Ensure the image accurately represents the content being shared. Avoid clickbait or misleading visuals.
  7. CTA (Call to Action): If appropriate, include a subtle call to action that encourages viewers to engage, such as "Learn More," "Read Now," or "Get Started."
  8. Test Different Versions: Create variations of your social media sharing images to see which ones perform better in terms of engagement and click-through rates.
  9. Highlight Value: Showcase the value users will gain by clicking on the link. Highlight benefits, solutions, or emotions associated with the content.
  10. Check Legibility: Ensure your image is legible in various contexts, such as on smaller screens or in thumbnail previews.
  11. Test Thumbnail Visibility: Test how your image appears as a thumbnail in social media feeds. It should remain recognizable even when scaled down.
  12. Capture Emotions: Use images that evoke emotions and resonate with your target audience. Emotionally engaging visuals can lead to higher engagement.
  13. Highlight User-Generated Content: Incorporate user-generated content, such as customer reviews or testimonials, to add authenticity and build trust.

Remember, social media sharing images are a powerful way to entice users to engage with your content. By combining strong visuals with clear messaging and consistent branding, you can create images that captivate and drive traffic to your website.

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