How to Host Images on Dropbox for WordPress

Last year, I read a blog post by Leo Babuco that talked about the importance of imagery in digital marketing. In it, he said, “Visual content is going to be more important for SEO in 2021 than ever before. Without good images and video content, you’re losing out on a lot of potential website traffic.”

Since then, I’ve been meaning to write my own guest post on the topic. As someone who has designed and managed hundreds of websites, I’ve noticed that using image hosting services can be tricky. Not only do you have to worry about hosting, but you also have to make sure that the images you’re using are of a high enough quality to work on your site. Also, since we’re talking about SEO, you want to make sure that the images on your site are relevant to your target audience.

Choose The Right Hosting For Your Site

Since we’re focusing on SEO, it’s important to choose a web host that understands how important images are to a website’s success. Thankfully, many hosting companies now offer premium plans that include image hosting. One good example is DreamHost, which has plans that start at just $2.95 per month. This way, you don’t have to worry about paying for image hosting separately. Plus, with DreamHost, you get a free domain name with your account. You can also try Bluehost, which is one of the most popular web hosts in the world. They offer a free domain name with their hosting. Plus, their plans start at only $2.95 per month.

Quality Assurance

Just because a web host offers image hosting doesn’t mean that all their images are of high quality. This is why it’s important to do your research and read reviews before signing up with them. You can also try reaching out to their customer service team for help. They’re usually very responsive and can help you determine whether or not their images meet your standards.

Saving And Displaying Your Images Correctly

When uploading images to your WordPress site from your computer, you have the option of saving them in a variety of sizes. It’s important to make sure that you save the right images for the right sites. For example, if you’re using a 16×16 PNG for a tumblogsite, you don’t want to use a 64×64 JPG for a corporate website. This can lead to a lot of wasted space and unneeded downloads for your client. It’s also important to make sure that your images are the right format for the sites where you’re using them. For example, if you’re using a PNG for a blog post, make sure that the PNG is at least eight pixels from the edge. This helps make it clear when your image is loaded into a blog post.

Keyword Research

Depending on the size of your site and how much content you have, you might want to consider what keywords you’re going to use to reach your audience. There are a variety of tools you can use to find the right keywords. For example, if you’re using Bluehost, you can try their built-in tool. Or, if you’re looking for a free tool, you can try Google Keyword Planner. You should probably avoid using too many keywords or over-optimizing for search engines. This could lead to a negative impact on your site’s SEO.

Caching

You never know what’s going to happen when you’re creating a website. Sometimes, you’ll hit the nail on the head and everything will work perfectly. Other times, you’ll spend a long time trying to figure out why a particular page isn’t working. One of the reasons behind these glitches is that your web host doesn’t enable caching. When caching is enabled, your site will load a lot quicker for your users. Without it, everytime a user opens a page, a new request will be sent to the web server, eating up bandwidth and slowing down the site.

Backlinks

Backlinks are great for SEO. When another site links to your site, it provides value to your potential audience. When another site values your content, it can make a believer out of Google. One of the best things you can do is to simply ask other websites to link to you. You can also put out a lot of great content, contribute to forums, and give away some high quality products to promote your site.

Local SEO

Depending on your niche, your site might not do well in a global search. However, if you’re within a certain distance of the target audience, you might see better results. For example, if you’re an accounting firm in the NYC area and your target audience is mainly local, you might want to consider pursuing local SEO tactics. You can use tools like Google’s local SEO tool or MyBinding for SEO.

Mobile Optimization

Since almost everyone uses mobile phones or tablets to access the internet, it’s important to make sure that your site is optimized for mobile phones and tablets. You can use tools like Google’s mobile SEO tool or Yoast’s website optimizer to make sure your site works well on mobile phones and tablets. These tools will help you determine the best keywords, meta descriptions, and images for your site.

Monitoring

Once you have your site up and running, you’ll want to make sure that you’re monitoring its performance regularly. The best way to do this is to use a tool like Google Analytics, which can be integrated with your site’s WordPress dashboard. You can also use a service like Clicky, which provides you with relevant metrics like traffic, engagement, and conversion.

In order to succeed as a digital marketer, you need to make sure that your websites perform well. This means that you need to be using the right hosting company, ensuring that your images are of a high enough quality,and doing your research on the keywords you’re using. Using the right tools and plugins, saving and displaying your images correctly, and making sure your site is mobile friendly are all small things that can help your site succeed.