Chris Marquardt

Episode 1184 (1:17:19)

Chris Marquardt

This week, Chris wants to talk about posting photos on blogs and how they get shared everywhere. This not only adds interesting content to your blog posts, but it also gets shared on social media along with your blog posts. People are more likely to read your blog if it has a photo. A photo will also give you a higher placement in the search results. Photos don't just make your post look better, it improves your search results. Leo says a well chosen photo really does enhance an article's meaning. Chris also says it's important to be careful what images you take from the Internet. Look for creative commons licenses and attribute properly. That's the best way to use third party images. But the safest way is to use your own. Leo says you can also assign a Creative Commons license as a default setting. And it's good to give away stuff. It's good for the world and it drives people to your content.

Chris has also created an eBook that he's selling online and donating 100% of the proceeds to Nepal relief. The book is called People of the Himilayas and you can donate between $10-100 and get a copy here - tfttf.com/fundraiser

And next week we're reviewing our current assignment - Anniversary. So you have just one more week to take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "Anniversary" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "Anniversary" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next week's photo contest review segment!