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Using creative or shocking images to increase sharing appeal (sexy images)!

Posted on October 22, 2012 by John K

Tehmeena Afzal Body Paint Giants

^Sex appeal, right! See that beautiful photo with Pakistani model, Tehmeena Afzal, in the New York Giants painted on fit? Pretty dayum hot, right? Sports and a fine woman.

Hey, everyone! Happy Monday or lack thereof =P. Haha, just poking fun! We all know about the Manic Monday syndrome. At any rate, we are going to touch on a very interesting topic and that’s really interesting pictures. Picture based content is probably one of the best ways to really get the sharing incentive rolling by. There are a bunch of really cool images out there whether it’s sex appeal, humor, a powerful message, or something insanely out of this world where people just gravitate to just for the weirdness factor.

The funny thing is I actually have a post I did a while ago that drew in quite a bit of attention if I do say so myself. I would not be surprised if this one has an equal or greater affect!

The question is why do we love images so much? Let’s break this down.

My first answer is that images are POWERFUL. Before the words, before the content, the thumbnail is the first thing we see normally on the search engine or a social place where we post. If it’s a really cool or sexy image, obviously you draw in someone’s attention just off the bat! Image this power on a social network. A place like Facebook has edge rank and obviously with a enough likes on a particular image, you are going to dominate other pages. Your photo will become the focal point at the top of the news feed. Check out my post on Facebook Edge Rank to really get abreast to what that truly means.

Memes

Now, a meme is like an inside joke with either a person that correlates to the topic or something that’s very popular in pop culture. Let’s take this image below for example:

Drunk baby meme

Now, obviously this little guy is not drunk. Might be on his way to sleep, but the message is funny simply because he is a baby. A baby cannot say the alphabet and of course, to see if you are drunk, officers perform a series of tests! With that being said, this is a funny meme that people can relate! Humor is a great way to lighten someone’s day. Everyone is looking to get a good laugh to take them out of their element for a few minutes. Also, remember no drunk driving and be a responsible person of LEGAL age to drink! Check out my Great Cocktail Recipes blog (shameless plug =P).

The most popular places for memes are Tumblr and Facebook. Guaranteed, you’ll find some interesting ones. That get spread like wildfire, which brings me to viral power.

Viral content spreads through social networks very easily!

One way is having the embeddable links. You can create an Infographic which says a lot of cool and random facts all in one go. The picture looks like a cool collage so a lot of people will opt to search it. It looks great on blog posts and is very beneficial. You could use it on Pinterest and match it to a certain category. You can post it on Tumblr and watch people comment, heart, and reblog your post to MILLIONS of people.

Also, if you have a motivational quote, these usually get spread very well too because everyone needs some form of motivation whether they admit it or not. If it’s something that a person can relate to whether they believe it, going through something, 9 times out of 10 – it will be shared!

Additionally, spacey things such as astrology, astronomy, and spiritual images are REALLY popular on Tumblr. A beautiful background says a thousand words!

Sex Appeal

Probably one of the greatest factors for sharing. You get a sexy woman or a person with sex appeal – guaranteed viral power! I don’t even know how many repins I’m still getting off this one image of Somaya Reece. LOL. Now, image combining sex appeal with a sport or something. You get two different audiences right there! One for the sport, and one for the person that likes the woman!

With all of this being said, I just wanted to help you get even more traffic just by having the image correlate to your post. Remember that! Now for a little treat! Some sexyness from Miss Meena (Tehmeena Afzal) herself!


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