images to use a blog post

Are you on the right platform if you just finished your first blog post and thinking of adding images?

Many new bloggers don’t know why and how many images to use in a blog post so let’s discuss this topic briefly so that you can do the image SEO in the right way.

If a blog post is a response post based on your topic, you can use 2-3 images. The staple post that contains a hit-list of 8-10 images can be used. And for guides and how to post, you can use images up to 15-20 if needed.

If you are a beginner, I suggest you read this post till the end to learn about using images on your blog post in detail.

How many Images to use as per word limit?

If you want to make your blog post stand out from others, you need to get compelling images for your post. If you copy others’ websites’ ideas, it will not benefit you.

According to the word limit, you should use a limited amount of images in your posts. As a content writer, you need to put effort into both the text and images.

Here are some suggestions to use and add images per your post word limit. However, it is optional, and I suggest you not blindly follow this.

Don’t use images in a particular post if you feel there’s no need for images. Sometimes text does better than the images.

You can see the table below to help yourself and use the number of images to help yourself.

Number of words on a blog postNumber of images you can use
300-600 words 1-2 images
1000 words3-4 images
2000 words4-5 images
2500+ words7-8 images
Number of images to use as per word limit.

Related: How to take permission to use copyright images?

Number of Images to use as per post type.

There is various type of blog post one can write. But most people don’t know about it, and they practice writing identical blog posts on their blog or website.

If you include various types of posts in your blog, it will give options to your readers and increase the traffic from various places.

Some people like to read simple posts, and some like to read step-by-step. Here I will discuss using several images in your blogpost in various posts.

Main types of blog posts

  • News articles – If you have read any news on the web, it generally contains one image. It generally carries 300-500 words.
  • Response post – A response post is a kind of post that includes an answer to a particular query or question. This post usually contains 800-1200 words and 2-4 images.
  • Staple post – Staple posts are long-form blog posts containing in-depth information about any particular topic and are usually written between 1500 – 2500 words. Images used in staple post is between 5-10 or sometimes more than that.

Other than that are multiple other blogposts that come in staple posts.

  • Product reviews – When you review any product, you should first do all original research as per google new product update. You should take the images and experiences you share. For product review based on the type of product, 5-6 images are more than enough.
  • Food Recipes – For food-related blog posts, images are more important than text. Try to use images 8-10 while writing the blog.
  • Interviews/personal stories – Interviews and personal stories type of posts are those in which fewer images are used, but as per the requirement, you can add images as much as possible.

How to use images from the internet?

Using images from the internet is a common practice, and millions of images are used daily.

But as a blogger, you should know about copyright materials and what you should use and what not to use.

There are three types of digital content categories on the internet one can use. You will commonly find these things in music, images, and videos.

There are three options to use for using images on your blog post.

  • Free to use or creative commons license images can be used for free. However, in some cases, you need to credit the original creators of the images.
  • Commercial & other license images- Commercial and other licenses are those images that you need to pay for. Most websites and creators charge money or subscription to use their images on blog posts.
  • Copyrighted images – You can easily use copyrighted images on your website or blog by contacting the original owner of the image to make sure you don’t get scammed. You can use reliable platforms like Unsplash and Pexels for buying them. Sometimes creators won’t charge any fees. They need promotion or backlinks.

Image format and size.

The recommeded images size for a blogpost to use is 1200 px X 720 px. You can use multiple images size to make your blog post tempting and unique. For more information about using blog post images, you can look at this post – Blog post image size – What should be the ideal size?

How to avoid copyright and legal issue when you use any image?

No one wants to get into legal trouble. Using copyrighted products can do you so. But when you want to use any copyright image, as I told you, to get the owner’s consent or buy it from any platform.

You can read some tips if you don’t know anything about copyrighted materials on the web.

  • Do not simply download any image from the web and use it on your blog.
  • Make sure you do proper research about the images before using them. You can use google images to check outsources.

FAQ about using images per blog post

How many images per blog post?

You can use 3-5 images per blog post. A featured image, main image, image at the center, and if possible an infographic image can be used in a blog post.

Can I use only one image in the blog post?

Yes, you can if your content is less only one image is suitable for a post

Manish Pandey

Hi, I am Manish Pandey, this blog's author and content writer. I primarily focus on content related to Digital Marketing, Blogging, and SEO. I have been in the blogging field since 2017 and have over 5+ years of experience. Hope I will try to put some helpful content for you.

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