If you’re a blogger and perhaps your blog is hosted on Blogger, WordPress or any other hosting services and you have limited bandwidths to host your blog files like images and videos used in your blog posts. As a result you may have to pay to host your images on other hosting sites, though there are free image hosting platforms available on the internet, but since they’ve free and premium hosting plans, the focus of most companies is ultimately to make money and as a result you may find that the so called “free image hosting services” have limitations to encourage you to switch to their premium plans.
You need a site that’s not designed to host images for blogs and won’t mind if you use it do that. That’s where Facebook comes in, taking advantage of Facebook unlimited bandwidth can help ease the storage load on your blog’s hosting platforms, most importantly you’ll know that your files are safe. Facebook allows you to upload and publish images and even videos on your timeline.
Steps To Host Images on Facebook
The following steps will teach you how to host images on Facebook for free. You can easily embed images hosted on Facebook on your blog posts.
1. Save the images you wish to host on your PC or phone with name for easier identification
2. Open a Facebook account if you don’t have one by logging on to their website
3. On Facebook set your privacy settings to “only me” if you don’t want your friends to see the images
4. Go to upload images, locate the images on your computer or phone and click upload
5. After it has uploaded copy the link by pointing your mouse to the image and right clicking it.
Congrats! You’ve successfully hosted your images on a secure host for free! It now left for you to put it on your blog. Don’t worry I’ll show you
How to embed the Facebook hosted images on your blog posts
Now after hosting your images or even videos on Facebook, you will need to use them on your blog posts so as to reduce the load on your server and save bandwidth especially if you are on a limited hosting plan, so follow the guide below carefully to use the images you hosted on Facebook for your blog posts.
First log on to your blog’s administrative area, go to dashboard and click on the new post button, compose your article as you usually do. You can give spaces for the images so as not to get distracted.
Then when you have finished writing your article and its time to embed the images you hosted on Facebook into the article, use the image URL you uploaded to Facebook and insert the copied link on the post using the tags like this;
<img src=”Facebook image url” alt=”some_text”>
And replace the Facebook image url with the Facebook image url you copied above and add a good descriptive text or alt tag for the image. Here is an example, the image below is hosted on Facebook and embedded on this blog post, right click on the image, copy the image url and paste it on notepad to reveal that the image is actually hosted on Facebook.
The link is usually like this;
Then you can go ahead and publish your post if you are satisfied with the positioning of your image in the blog post.
Is fine when blogger’s take the initiative to minimize their blogging cost while maximizing their revenue and this little things like minimizing the use of your blog’s bandwidth counts. I hope this tutorial helps you to easily host your images on Facebook and use them on your blog posts so as to reduce bandwidth consumption and improve page load time.
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