The Ideal YouTube Thumbnail Size & Best Practices

YouTube Thumbnail Size

If you want to get more views on your YouTube videos, there’s one tactic you can use to get them instantly: use better thumbnail images.

Thumbnail images are just as important as the video’s title if you actually want to get clicks. The images themselves are what can jump out at users and help you stand out in a long line of search results. Since these image thumbnails also show up on Google’s search engines, they’re essential to maximize your impressions.

In this post, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about YouTube thumbnails, including the ideal size, how to create them, and the only best practices list you’ll ever need. [continue reading…]

Best Pinterest Image Size Guide with Examples & Best Practices

Pinterest Image Size Guide

Pinterest is an excellent tool for brands and marketers that want to get their visual content and products seen by a wide audience. Searches on Pinterest are largely visual–in fact, 600 million of the searches on Pinterest every month are visual searches. If you want to get your products and content in front of users–and even sell directly from the platform–Pinterest is an effective way to do so. [continue reading…]

The Complete LinkedIn Image Size Guide & Best Practices

LinkedIn Image Size Guide

LinkedIn image size, including recommended pixel sizes and aspect ratio, directly impacts how your images appear in the feed, on your profile, on your company page, and in your sponsored content.

A poorly-sized picture can result in awkward cropping or automated thumbnail images, meaning your network won’t get the full effect of your content. Even worse, your bad images might be the only thing they remember about you.

While LinkedIn isn’t heavily dependent on images, a poorly-chosen image can negatively impact your professional appearance on the platform. The last thing you want is for someone to scroll straight past your brilliant content simply because the image was cropped in an awkward way.

Even worse than that, you could be losing money you’ve invested in ad campaigns due to bad image quality. And unfortunately, it’s possible for an ad to run despite the bad image attached to it. It’s hard enough to miss a good opportunity because of issues with your brand aesthetic. But it’s even worse to lose out on ROI because your ad images aren’t in top shape.

Thankfully, it’s possible to avoid problems with your LinkedIn images before they begin. All it takes is a bit of know-how and planning ahead. In order to properly plan your LinkedIn images, you’ll want to know what the ideal sizes should be. [continue reading…]

Best Twitch Profile Picture Size & Best Practices

Twitch Profile Picture Size

If you’re involved in the gaming world in any way (or, if like me, you’re married to someone involved in online gaming), you’re almost certainly familiar with Twitch.

Twitch is a live streaming service that’s commonly used to stream online video games in real time, which streamers can even use to gain clout, drive sponsorships, and earn money. It also has content ranging from live cooking tutorials to creative content, too.

Standing out on Twitch isn’t easy; plenty of people stream their gaming sessions for fun, and with the hopes of attracting an audience. Actually leveraging the platform to grow our audience enough where you can make a legitimate profit takes time.

One step to laying the groundwork to building an engaged following and standing out on Twitch is to get your profile picture exactly right. In this post, we’re going to discuss the ideal Twitch profile picture size and general best practices to attract your audience. [continue reading…]

10+ Graphic Design Trends to Know for 2021

graphic design trends 2021

Graphic designs trends are always changing and it’s important to stay on top of these progressions if you’re looking to improve your designs. That’s why this year, I’ve prepared a list of graphic design trends that you should look out for in 2021.

Whether you’re a dedicated graphic designer or not – we should all understand the fundamentals of design. Having strong visuals in your content marketing strategy are essential and incorporating new design trends to your canvas will help take your visuals to the next level!

Here are 10+ graphic design trends you need to know for 2021

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The Best Instagram Ad Size for Every Post Format

Best Instagram Ad Size

Ever since their release, Instagram ads have been an advertiser’s dream. You’ve got a visual platform that’s primarily used by mobile users, eliminating other distractions on the screen and a highly engaged audience that’s actually excited to discover and engage with brands they love.

Instagram ads can yield exceptional results, which I’ve seen firsthand when writing PPC copy for my clients. And while the text does matter, the images and videos are crucial, especially since they appear above the text on Instagram. This may be even more true on Instagram than on Facebook.

We want to help you harness the incredible power of Instagram ads, so in this post, we’re going to discuss the ideal Instagram ad size for every format and look at general best practices.

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The Ultimate Facebook Ad Size Guide

The Best Facebook Ad Size Guide

Facebook Ads have enormous potential for businesses of all sizes. They can drive sales and introduce customers to your brand and create actual demand.

Even if you have a restricted budget, there’s a possibility to get great results at a relatively low cost for whatever ad spend you have available.

When it comes to strong campaigns, there are a few elements you need to consider. You’ll want to ensure that the targeting is on point for the goal you want to accomplish and that the messaging will resonate with your target audience. But that’s not all that matters: the visual component of the ad carries a lot of weight, too.

Here at Snappa, we excel in the visual component department, and we want to help you ensure that every ad campaign you create will maximize your conversions and ROI. In this post, we’re going to look specifically at the ideal Facebook Ad size for each type of ad you can create so that they’re optimized for the audience seeing it.

Ready to get started? Let’s go.

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21 Practical Facebook Post Ideas All Businesses Should Use

Facebook post ideas

How often does your business post on Facebook?

Some research indicates that posting at least 2x per day, 7 days a week may be ideal for brands with large followings who are trying to pick up steam.

That’s a lot of content. There’s no way getting around it. That’s why so many businesses hire full-time social media marketing teams to keep up.

With a long list of ideas, however, and a strategy in place, it’s more than possible to create a general store of Facebook post ideas on hand for inspiration. These Facebook post ideas can help us to fill out our Pages and create entire editorial calendars. It can even help you generate content for other platforms, too.

In this post, we’ll look at 21 outstanding Facebook post ideas that all businesses can use to fill up their content calendars. [continue reading…]