Images that POP

3 ways to create images that gets the attention of your readers

hey, this is a blog in process

create images that POP. images that POP and Stop. images that POP not pOOp. not images that you find in that corporate PowerPoint Presentation. not boring images that you find on that 1980’s church website.

images that force your readers eyes to stop.

and read a title (or a first sentence) this is compelling

and images that mentally bookmark where you reader stopped reading

and give them an easily identifiable place to begin

and how do you track the images that are working for your audience

how do you know? do not trust your own ideas. trust the numbers.

“just the facts, ma’am.”

i use buffer, facebook insights, google analytics  and my personal analytics

create an inventory of images that work for your audience. don’t assume. don’t use stock photos unless you have a stock audience.

let your analytics tell you what is working, and not working.

use today’s analytics, not yesterday. evolve with the market and what is trending.

listen to the thought leaders. they create a lot of quality information for f.ree

hey, this is a blog in process

resources for this page

yoast SEO first

publish blog one idea at a time on facebook and instagram. and link to agg blogpost  via bitl.y shortened urls

title needs to be more SEO friendly.

check with Yoast SEO – like “3 ways to make sure your reader sees your blog post ”

packed with SEO keywords and keyword phrases

written as a source to support instagram images, facebook posts and links for the mobile consumer of content

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Images That POP

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do your own taxes with turbotax
images that POP and STOP – do your own taxes with turbotax

Geoffrey, all right. Here we go. With Images THAT Pop.

Images. Critical. Important. This topic should be at the beginning of this blogpost.

Images. Critical and important stuff. You have less than one second – seriously – less than one second to capture the attention of your mobile “reader.” Actually, your mobile person is a scanner, not a reader.

In less than one second, they decide to read your blogpost. Or to continue scanning, scrolling. Scrolling and scanning. Scrolling, scrolling. And scanning. Scanning some more. Until their eyes see an image that stops them. An image that pops.

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And finally. Your scrolling reader sees…

… that ONE image that POPs and STOPs them.

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Images are the key to stopping your scanning reader long enough. Long enough to just read your headline. Before they decide to start reading  your blog. And when they do decide to “read” your blog, they continue to  scan through your blog.

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white s-P-a-C-e and IMAGEs

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pay aTTention – this is IMPortant stuFF

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So it is the white space and images that pop that keep your scanning reader engaged.

Remember, it is the space betwEEn the notes that makes music beautiful. Without the space between the notes, you would only hear noise.

Images. White spaces. Headings. Use them to create an enjoyable experience for your scanning reader.

The next time you are standing in a line. Stop. Watch people with their mobile devices. Scanning and scrolling. Not reading. This is your audience. This is a tough audience to engage.

Research says that between half to 90% of your audience see your blogpost on their mobile device. You must meet your audience during their mobile moments. 

Why do you think that Pinterest and Instagram are so popular? The answer is “images.” Images that engage people during their mobile moments.

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Mobile Mindshift

Read the research from The Mobile Mindshift. [Note to Grandpa: Create an EVERnote of my thoughts on The Mobile Mindshift.]

For more detailed information, buy The Mobile Mindshift by clicking here. This book is worth your time.

[Note: for the budding blogger, writing about the Mobile Mindshift and its applications to your community would make a really kicka** blog. If you gave me great value, I would subscribe to that blog.]

Or select a specific market niche to target  — like churches. Called “Capture that Mobile Moment for God. Growing Your Church in a Mobile Society.” Geoffrey, whaddaya think? Seems like a great idea to me.

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Back to white s-p-a-c-e and images…

Ya gotta get my attention. To stop and read.

For me to st0p, images gotta p0p. 

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ya goTTa get my aTTention

like a shark in my face

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put a SHARK IN MY FACE to get my attention

ya goTTa get my aTTention

with images that POP and STOP


Ya gotta use images that p0p.

hand-shake tired image
tired and over-used image – yawn and more yawns

I said, “Images that POP. Not poop. Not tired and over-used images.”

The above “hand shaking” image is not bad. But it is NOT GOOD ENOUGH. It looks very 1980s.

Use images that are fresh. Maybe even edgy, controversial. Images that you would NOT use in church. Maybe ?

I would rather be criticized and have my blogposts read. Than not. You decide what you want.

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another chance

Don’t Miss ANY-thing !

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that ONE image that POPs and STOPs

That one image that stops your scanning reader. Edgy, controversial. An image that you would NOT use in church. Maybe ?

‘Cuz ya gotta get my attention before I scroll past your content.

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Ya just gotta get my aTTention in leSS than a “New York Nano-Second.” Ya goTTa get my aTTention BEFORE  I will read your content.

Ya goTTa get my aTTention BEFORE I scroll past you.

You are writing for that impatient, constantly scroLLing, mobile audience.

You must compete for and win my mobile moment.

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It Takes Time

And, yes, getting exceLLent images takes time. Time to re-edit images. And time to re-size images for Facebook and for your “featured image” on WordPress.

You must create images that no one can ignore.

Your images must scream, “Stop. Look at me. Now read me.”

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for me to st0p, images goTTa p0p

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you need to use images that pop – stop, look at me, read me

You need to use images that scrEAm STOP. Look at me. 

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