When we talk about visual advertising then we are talking about a form of advertising focused on the visual perception: for advertising it’s meant every action directed to make something known and public, visual advertising is just a variant that focuses mostly on the appearance and how is perceived by the human eye and therefore the term visual comes to put in evidence this concept. What appears to the human eye is very important: let’s think for example to traffic signs and to the concepts they are able to convey and at their meanings written down, in the first case they are soon absorbed with no time spent in reading. Photos are understood also by analphabets while written things only by who is able to read. Let’s think, for example, to a magazine: where does our attention go ? On the images or on the text ? On the images is the right answer since an image is able to convey concepts and feelings in a blink of an eye. Visual advertising pays also attention to the colors that can be warm or cold and that play an important role in the image choosing process.
Images are one of the most important things on the internet that is the advertising channel of the third millenium, let’s think at when we see a website and at how our attention first focuses on the images, then on the title and last on the text: Google, in the section entitled “Webmasters/Site owners Help”, at the voice “webmaster guidelines” says “Make sure that your title elements and alt attributes are descriptive and accurate”. Really important is the ALT attribute, in which an alternative text can be specified and appears when someone moves the mouse over an image, since is put along with the title tag that is known for its primary importance: this shows how the text attached to images is important for ranking high in the SERPs. Then we want to pay attention to the images and their colors when we build our website but also out of it in external pages in which we can post images like the forums that allow to do this. Today a very used technique is article marketing that is about writing articles, including a link to our website for further informations, and sending them to the article directories that can be found by searching Google by article marketing.
PubblicitAdvertising is an article directory that allows to insert images along with descriptions, in this way more keywords will be specified making articles found by more queries. Really we can talk about Visual Article Marketing, article marketing enriched by a graphic appearance and therefore more attractive but also more powerful in conquering the top ten in the SERPs.