The adage 'a picture is worth a thousand words' certainly holds true as visual content continues to gain popularity and power in online marketing, especially within our social media channels. In fact, HubSpot research indicates that photos generate 53% more 'likes' and 103% more comments than the average post, clearly indicating our media consumption preferences.
But the world of social media moves quickly and each platform updates features or adds enhancements at will and generally with very little, if any, notice. As inbound marketers making use of these platforms day in and day out unexpected changes send us spinning to quickly grasp the benefits (or downfalls) of updates and how it effects our social media publishing.
Social media image sizes are just one of the countless aspects that are subject to these regular enhancements and Google+, Pinterest and Facebook have all rolled out changes to image dimensions in recent months. The frustration of course is that each platform has a range of image sizes to adhere to in order to 'show your best side' and keeping up-to-date with the updates can be difficult.
Don't fret - we've done the slog and created an all-in-one social media image sizes cheat sheet infographic that you can save for easy reference (and share with your designer to earn brownie points).
This infographic covers the various image sizes needed for:
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