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BizReport : Blogs & Content : February 11, 2015


Study: Images edging out content for engagement

For content sites, the key to engagement is no longer just in the content. The key to engagement is shifting to the images. That is the takeaway from a new survey out from TripleLift which found publisher sites with appealing images are beginning to edge out sites that are still content heavy.

by Kristina Knight

There is a shift occurring in the online space and it is a shift away from content - even on publisher sites - and into images. That is the word from a new survey out from TripleLift.

TripleLift surveyed more than 100 advertising executives as part of their inaugural Visual Web Awards. They asked these pros to rank eight different publishers - both small and large - across all verticals to determine which sites were the most attractive/engageing. Nearly half (40%) ranked the Macheesmo site as the best.

"I think visual design is an incredibly important part of the user experience on the web. It makes everything easier if you have a memorable design. Your visitors will appreciate an easy layout and remember a unique brand. Investing in a good design that showcases your content and voice clearly is some of the best money you can spend in the online world," said Nick Evans, Macheesmo founder and publisher.

TripleLift credits this shift to consumers and their increasing use of mobile devices to read newspapers and content sites, engage with their social networks and shop their favorite retailers. Images are simpler for consumers to share via social networks and even email.

Tags: ad content, ad images, advertising, content trends, TripleLift










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