The ultimate guide to using images in social media

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.

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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 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

I am the founder of MerlinFX. The reason I get out of bed every day is that I love helping businesses achieve their outcomes. I do this through websites, coaching, consulting and training videos for our web client portal. My aim is to create Online Wizards.

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