Lately I’ve noticed that everyone is watermarking their pictures. This can be attributed, for the most part, to Pinterest.
While I understand that people do not want their photos pinned, and repinned without actually getting the link back to their site, the watermarking I’ve seen lately has gone overboard.
I’ve seen some sites “watermark” photos like this.
I find this visually annoying and am less likely to pin a photo (or click on it on Pinterest) when the words are across the entire image.
Instead of covering the whole or significant portion of the image, consider putting the text to the side or bottom of the graphic.
If Pinterest is used to browse, find, categorize, and share great ideas using amazing images, then covering the entire image with text defeats the purpose.
Do photos with watermarks bring more visits to your site, than photos without watermarks?
I’m not sure. I’ve had great success getting traffic from Pinterest with no watermarking at all. But the only way to know for sure is to try it both ways and see which results in better traffic for your website.
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