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You probably already know that social media is the best way to promote your site.
But did you know that each social network has a size it prefers for its images?
Of course they would never make it easy by making sizes universal, so you have to keep a cheat sheet, like I do, of all of the preferred sizes for each site.
You may also wonder how you can use different sized graphics for each post.
Here are some tricks.
- Facebook and Twitter’s images are very close in size, so you could really use one for both.
- You can use the Yoast plugin to upload a Facebook and or Twitter specific image.
- If you have uploaded your Facebook and Twitter image to your Yoast, in your post, you can choose the featured image as your Pinterest.
Use these tips and all of the relevant images for your blog post will be covered.
Here is a screen cast showing how to use PicMonkey to create social media images.
As of January 2016, these are the preferred sizes. (Remember they do change!)
Facebook – 1,200 x 628
Twitter – 1,024 x 512
LinkedIn – 800 x 800
Google+ – 800 x 1,200
Pinterest – 735 x 1,102
Instagram – 1,080 x 1,080
I’d love to hear from you! Let me know what other tutorials you’d like to see!