The ultimate guide to using images in social media

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POSTED BY Daniel Doherty
ON Jun 26, 2014

You've jumped head first into setting up your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube channel and more. But no matter how hard you try, getting the images right, sharp and proportionate to each platform is doing your head in!

This great guide from Jeff Bullas should help.

We can make use of this when optimising our social media marketing campaigns to give ourselves an edge over competitors who push out written content via social media. When it comes to social media, there is no denying the fact that the images we use in our content can have a huge impact on how the content is perceived by the community.

Great resource for those that manage their clients' social footprint or a great DIY guide.

Image Size Guides:

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
LinkedIn
YouTube
Instagram
Pinterest
Tips and Tricks for using Images in Social Media

Do not throw caution to the wind though. Social sites often change or tweak their appearance. If the above dimensions do not work for you then most likely that platform has tweaked their layout to optimise for function or features which is their right to do. It's still frustrating I know.

Here is a tip. Jump over to Canva.com to create the main banner images for your social sites. Canva is sure to have the latest dimensions ready to go out of the box. Best of all their entry product is free and insanely great.

By the end of the day, create a FREE Canva account. It's more than just banners.

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Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is a web developer and content marketer since 2001. Specifically working with WordPress he loves to help others understand the magic of using tools to automate their learning, creating content and marketing their business - preferably on autopilot. That said, he's an avid reader and geeks out on the technology, thinking outside of the box. He's a bit of a foodie too and can cook when he manages to disconnect from the Matrix. Loves cupcakes. You can follow Daniel's content related posts on Twitter @ThriveContent, website related content @MerlinFX and cafe/restaurant content @BlendAll.