How to add ‘secret images’ to blog posts

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Secret images. This is a largely unknown but simple trick to get way more blog traffic.

I’ve only recently started this blog, but by using ‘secret’ images that don’t appear on my blog posts, I’m able to provide multiple leads from Pinterest to my blog without my posts looking too cluttered.

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This post is an easy tutorial about how to get more blog traffic, just by adding ‘secret’ images into your blog post. This simple trick does not take much effort as you don’t need to be creating more content. Just making more images to go with the content you’re already creating, then hiding these images in your posts.

How to double your taffic with secret images
Before we start, it’s worth mentioning that for you to be able to see this method working you need to either have the tailwind extension added to Google chrome and be using Tailwind, or have the ‘Pin it’ button on your blog.

I’ve used the tailwind extension for this tutorial but either is fine. You don’t actually need either for this method to work, but it will show you that it does work.

Then you’re good to go!

HOW TO ADD SECRET IMAGES TO YOUR BLOG POSTS

For this tutorial I will be showing you how I added ‘secret images’ to my how to start a blog posts.

Insert an image into your post by clicking “Add Media”.

Use this simple trick to get more blog traffic

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Click 'Add Media'.

Then either uploading an image or select an image you have already uploaded, and click “Insert into post”.

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Insert image into post.

Now click “Preview Changes”.

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Click preview changes.

A new tab will open showing you the changes you have made to your post. The image you have inserted should appear in the post.

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. See post with image.

Now we are going to add a small amount on coding on the page to make it not appear in the post when you read it, but it is still there.

Go back to editing your post. Click the “Text” tab at the top right.

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Click 'text' tab.

You will then see your blog post in code.

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Page in code.

Scroll until you have found your image but in a coded format. It helps to remember the line of text you wrote before the image. Hint: the image will start with the code <img, as shown below.

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Find the image in code.

You then want to copy this code into the text page just before the image: <div style=”display: none;”>

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Add code before..

And this line of code after: </div>

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Code after image.

Then click on the “Visual” tab next to the text tab, and your image will no longer appear in the post.

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Click visual tab. Image will not appear in post.

However, here’s how we can check that it is still on the page even though it’s not appearing in the post. Click on “Preview changes” again.

Now download the tailwind extension for chrome if you haven’t already (it’s free and easy to install). Then click the icon for tailwind at the top.

How to add secret images to your blog posts to get more traffic. Click tailwind icon

As tailwind is a website for scheduling images, it will find all the images on the page it can use. The picture we uploaded will be there, even though it does not appear on the blog post.

image appears

Success! You can see I have done this multiple times. You can then use Tailwind to schedule these images to be pinned on Pinterest. Or alternatively you can use a plugin that allows the ‘Pin it’ button to appear on each page of your blog posts, and this will still show us the images available in the post too.

The other handy thing about this is you can hide really long images in your posts that will perform well on Pinterest, but wont distract your reader as it won’t appear in your blog post.

If this post has helped you, please share it on Pinterest!

The code for hiding images in blog posts

How to get more traffic using 'secret' images

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