Why Pic Quotes are Important to Use in Social Media

As you are already aware, strong and compelling content that you share in your social media networks is what will drive up the engagement, help grow your tribe and increase your presence. It is recommended to share a mix between helpful tips, blog posts, compelling images, videos and links. However what people really love are pic quotes. After sharing some powerful pic quotes over the last few days, my engagement levels have increased alone from that. In fact it shows based on my current Klout score. It is rounded to 80 now, and went up 0.18 points overnight which is quite a bit for a score at this level.

klout score

Trust me, I am not intending to boast in anyway. I am just showing you that my level of engagement went up quite a bit and the increase in the score indicates that. However, it is not usually the links to any informative blog post of mine or someone else’s that triggers that level of engagement. Sometimes even videos don’t necessarily do the same. My thoughts on that is that when people are checking up on their Facebook feeds, they are not in the mindset to take the time to watch a video (even if it is short) and/or read an article. They will usually bookmark it and save it for later. However, many people do love quotes in text and at the same time, they are also quite visual. They are easily receptive to images. When you mix quotes and images, you will get pic quotes like the following.

pic quote 1

pic quote 2

pic quote 3

The truth is many people love pic quotes and are usually eager to engage with them because many times they can relate to them. In fact a lot of people welcome being tagged by others in their networks if pic quotes are involved. They are happy to have something inspiring or something they relate to sent to their walls. Then what happens is, others in their networks see the pic quotes that you had shared and end up becoming new members of your growing tribe!

What you also can do is create your own pic quotes or memes and a great meme generator is http://www.memedad.com. Here is a video tutorial on how to do that (however I don’t recommend using the generator that is used in the video, this was created before I discovered Meme Dad!


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50 Responses to Why Pic Quotes are Important to Use in Social Media

  1. Ana June 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    I keep meaning to do more of these. Thanks for the reminder πŸ™‚ I can understand why people like them. I love them too.
    Ana recently posted..The State Of Dating And Online Dating Today

    • Miriam June 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

      They are awesome and thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  2. Salma June 6, 2014 at 4:36 am #

    I’ve never used a pic quote on my social media but I do always read ones when I’m scrolling. I’ll have to look into that a bit more. Thanks for the info.

    • Miriam June 6, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      They are great to use!

  3. Misty Spears June 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    I absolutely love these. I do memes quites a bit for funny sake but I occassionally do them for business purposes too. Need to get more active with it.
    Misty Spears recently posted..Kindle Book Publishing Project Update #2 – Creating the Outline and Importing into Scrivener

    • Miriam June 6, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      Yes they are very popular, thanks for commenting.

  4. Christy June 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    I post these every day on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixWholistic but get hardly any engagement at all. Any thoughts on how to remedy this?
    Christy recently posted..Move from Ideas to Action In Three Steps

    • Miriam June 7, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

      Lets schedule a 30 minute free consult and we can discuss this further.

    • Marc June 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

      It’s because Facebook is limiting the reach of pages, because they want the page owners to pay. If you know a page owner with a huge fan base, ask them to share your post so that it will get engagement. Make friends with other page owners. πŸ™‚
      Marc recently posted..30 Awesome Dad Quotes

  5. Christy June 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    Also, I tried to sign up for your freebie and I got a CGI server Error. =(
    Christy recently posted..Move from Ideas to Action In Three Steps

    • Miriam June 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

      Trafficwave has been down for sometime today, it should be back in full service now.

  6. Anchen le Rouxa June 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Interesting! Never thought these quotes were so catchy. Now to get some technical quotes in this format!

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

      Yes they are awesome πŸ™‚

  7. Jennifer Thorne June 25, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    This is great content Miriam. I like the idea of mixing up types of posts … and similar to what you mentioned, I do love picture quotes! I intend to check out the link you provided. Thanks again!

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

      Glad to help πŸ™‚

  8. Peggy Nolan June 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Hi Miriam!

    I love pic quotes! I make my own and every time I post one, shazam! Likes and shares galore πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a fabulous day!
    Peggy Nolan recently posted..40+ Simple Ways to Kick Your Over-Thinking Monkey Mind Blues

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

      yes they are a lot of fun!

  9. Denise Dennis June 25, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    Thank you for the great post! I have not incorporated picture quotes in the past and I can now definitely see how they could drive traffic to my FB page. I have requested your free report and I will check out Meme Dad. Thank you again for your giving spirit!

    K. Denise Dennis, Ph.D.
    Leader Transformation Coach
    Prepared Mind Coaching

    Author of “Make That Change! Eight Steps for Crafting Your Ideal Life”
    Available at http://www.tinyurl.com/MTC-DDennis

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

      You are so very welcome! Hope you find it helpful and thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  10. Peggy McAloon June 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    Pic Quotes are essential to get the engagement we are all looking for. I love doing these and am learning to take my camera everywhere. You never know where the next bit of inspiration will come from!
    Peggy McAloon recently posted..Has Dating Abuse affected Your Child?

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

      You are definitely right, you never know what will inspire you and thanks for commenting!

  11. Deb Brown June 25, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this. I have created some using quotescover.com, but I usually just use a plain colored background. I can see how using a picture would capture more attention and increase shares.

    Deb Brown
    Chief WOW Creator
    Wondering how to WOW your clients?
    I have some ideas. http://www.WOWClientsNOW.com

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

      Thanks for sharing that resource Deb!

  12. Kimberley Wiggins June 25, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    Hi Miriam, I absolutely love pic quotes. I use one at least once a week on my Facebook or LinkedIn postings. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words……
    Kimberley Wiggins recently posted..Are You Dreambuilding As A Hobby………

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

      A picture is worth a thousand words.. love that saying πŸ™‚ Thanks for commenting Kimberley.

  13. Anne June 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    I also checked out your post on Twitter. I wasn’t aware of the “Pay with Twitter.” Great concept and I tweeted the link. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne Berry
    Co-founder Travel That Matters

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

      It is a great concept!

  14. I have just started using pic quotes and it’s been great. My 2 week summit – The Anxiety Summit – just wrapped up and I had pic quotes for each speaker.

    Some added benefits – the speakers loved them and shared + I’m going to use each one for each speaker transcript + I used them in the blog post for each speaker http://www.everywomanover29.com/blog/anxiety-summit-how-zinc-vitamin-b6-prevent-pyroluria-social-anxiety/

    I will check out memedad – this one is new to me
    Trudy, host of http://www.theAnxietySummit.com

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

      Sounds like an excellent summit and that is great the speakers loved them πŸ™‚ They are great!

  15. Karen Downing June 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this. I too have discovered the power of pic quotes. I have to admit, that I probably need to use them more often, especially after reading your blog. My pic quotes are usually affirmations, as this is a part of my biz, however I will also try sharing quotes from others and see if I see an uptake in my Klout score. Thanks!

    Blessings, Karen
    Discover 77 Affirmations for Life, Love and Prosperity!

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

      Affirmations are great and make excellent pic quotes! Thanks for commenting!

  16. Minette June 25, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    Very valuable information on why using picture quotes is so powerful on social media. It’s obvious that they are popular and people do engage but it definitely gets overwhelming at times. Do you encourage people to stick to a them for their quotes? Or keep the quotes related to their business?
    Minette recently posted..The Secret to Financial Independence: Learning to Love Money

    • Miriam June 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

      Hi Minette, you bring up a very good point. I have written about in other articles how it is very important to mix content that you share such as images, text, links, videos.. and some of those images include pic quotes. If you do one thing too often it gets overwhelming, and the same would go with pic quotes if that were to be the only thing you shared. However, adding them to your social media activities adds a lot of spice if you will. And the quotes I believe can be random if they are inspiring or thought provoking in some way. It is best to share content that is niche related 80% of the time which indicates you are influential in your field, and miscellaneous 20% of the time because that part is like having “small talk” and opens up relationships more. Thanks for commenting.

  17. Marilyn Eppolite June 25, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    I am a visual person so I am attracted to reading pic quotes. I have been using them on my facebook page and sometimes I get one that is a winner. Thanks for your input. I will definitely checkout the memedad site.

    • Miriam June 26, 2014 at 12:11 am #

      Glad to help!

  18. Dr. Jennifer Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE June 25, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    Thanks for the tips and how-to! It is always great to have new strategies.
    Dr. Jennifer L. Weinberg, MD, MPH, MBE
    Preventive, Lifestyle & Environmental Health Physician,
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    • Miriam June 26, 2014 at 12:10 am #

      You are so welcome.

  19. Debbie Fishell June 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    I had no idea! So, it doesn’t really have to have anything to do with the theme of my blog, which is sharing information about the country of Panama?

    • Miriam June 26, 2014 at 12:10 am #

      Not at all!

  20. Flesche Hesch June 25, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    Thanks for this reminder. I do need to step-it-up in this department.

    • Miriam June 26, 2014 at 12:10 am #

      Glad to help!

  21. Desiree June 25, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    I used to believe in image quotes but lately whenever I post an image my rates drop on Facebook. I’ve tried changing times, etc. But nothing increases. Any ideas?

    • Miriam June 26, 2014 at 12:10 am #

      How often are you doing it? If you do it too often it will drop. It is best to mix however image quotes are extremely interactive and people are naturally drawn to them.

  22. Henry Matlock June 26, 2014 at 4:30 am #

    Great post, Miriam. I had not heard of memedad.com, so I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks.

    Henry Matlock
    Author Coach

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    • Miriam June 27, 2014 at 12:07 am #

      Thanks Henry and it is a great tool!

  23. Ruzica June 26, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    I haven’t been posting image quotes myself, but I love to read and share when others do. Perhaps I should start thinking about it πŸ™‚

    Ruzica Kozul
    LOA Life Coach

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    • Miriam June 27, 2014 at 12:07 am #

      I highly recommend it πŸ™‚

  24. Sarah Brezina June 27, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    Awesome! I have been looking for this information. Thank-you.


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