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Captions for visuals – appropriate enhancement for your graphical content

Captions for Visuals

What is the first thing you notice when you look at a photo? Is it the photo itself or the caption that is written below it? According to a study, most people tend to look at the photos and then at the captions after which they decide whether or not the story is worth reading. Having said this, the importance of a caption cannot be sidelined because it gives the viewers brief information about that image which is otherwise missing from it. Captioning an image is important in every field and that includes marketplaces as well. The Enhanced Brand Content on Amazon is a feature that allows you to put enhanced images and content about your product. If a seller fails to convey the exact details about that product in its caption, then the customer would find it difficult to understand about that product and might just skip to some different seller leading to your decline in sales.

Following are a few tips which can help you easily understand the process of captioning for image enhancement:

1. Write nothing but the truth: This is one of the basic steps that you can follow while captioning any image. If the content is not authentic, then the image is bound to lose credibility which can adversely affect your brand image as well. So before captioning any image, always ensure that everything you mention in the caption is accurate and authentic. In case you are unsure about the text, it is better to leave the image without any caption rather than writing something about which you have no clue. For example, in the image given below, mention the free voucher only if it is still valid. If the customer finds out that the validity has expired, then it might negatively affect your business.

Write nothing but the truth

 

2. Describe what cannot be deduced from the image: If your caption describes the things that are already visible in the photo, then the caption becomes useless.  For example, if you are a seller who is selling an office chair and you have advertised the image given below with the caption – “Comfortable and useful office chair” then it becomes quite useless because it is pretty evident from the image that it is an office chair. However, if you caption it – “ Ergonomic office chair with push back mechanism and height adjustment” then the customer would understand that this chair offers other features as well which cannot be deduced from the image.

Describe what cannot be deduced from the image

3. Write according to your target audience: If you are writing for a specific audience, then utilize the jargon which that the audience uses. For instance, if you are selling children’s toys, then your image caption should contain funky and playful words so that the children can understand it without any difficulty. Kindly refer to the example given below:

Write according to your target audience

4. Ask questions: To increase the reader engagement, keep asking questions along with your images. These questions can be open-ended, yes/no questions, etc. Doing this encourages the reader to comment on your photo, especially if you are advertising on a social media platform. And with increased engagement, the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your site also improves which results in increased sales. National Geographic’s Instagram page is one of the best when it comes to user engagement.

Ask questions

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Images are a great medium to communicate with people when it comes to building your brand and hence it becomes of paramount importance to enhance these images and caption them appropriately. Science admits that brain processes images faster than any other type of data. Thus, if you are looking for an ideal way to communicate with your customers, then graphical content is the best option to do so. Just follow the above-mentioned tips and you will notice a significant increase in your sales and productivity.

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Why use enhanced brand content on Amazon

Enhance Brand Content for Amazon

Once upon a time, Amazon sellers didn’t have the tools they needed in order to build brand equity and get loyal shoppers, who turn into buyers. Now, as the competition increases, the cost of advertising your product to make it look better than that of your competitor’s has also increased. There are many categories customers look at while buying products – most popular to lowest prices. This makes the entire process harder to achieve maximum profits.

There are certain features like Enhanced Brand Content (EBC). This gives brand registered sellers an opportunity to bring their product into the limelight. Enhanced Brand Content makes your products stand out from the other competitors. The only cost you will have to bear will be of that develop content.

How do you display Enhanced Brand Content? 

You can view Enhanced Brand Content on both desktop and mobile devices. But, if you view it on your phone, it has slightly more benefits to it. Mobile devices feature Enhanced Brand Content as the 2nd piece of content for display and a buyer will see it in the centre if they scroll past the Add to Cart button. And while mobiles have a better view, desktops have a better perspective. If you view Enhanced Brand Content on a desktop, you can see that there are columns and images in an order that you would like to see. Unlike a mobile phone where they are supposed to be viewed in a collective arrangement, which is a change from the actual visuals. The layout explains more about the product and acts s a story, which attracts customers and appeals to them.

How to get started with Enhanced Brand Content?

Enhanced Brand Content is only available for brands that have registered themselves with Brand Registry 2.0 and are active members of the same. This requires a principal trademark with the USPTO. Depending on the category that you want, you will have to submit EBC. It can be either at the parent or child level. If you have a large catalogue, you should opt for a parent as a child will take time.

What are you supposed to do with Enhanced Brand Content? 

You can customize your Enhanced Brand Content pages with many options; there is no limit to it. There is a choice between 13 different modules. You have to make your choice for the selection of an ideal display for your products. There is a comparison chart where you can put up to 5 products to a simple image with text overlay. While you’re at it, you should also try out the Alt-Text fields for each image. This helps improve your visibility in searches and makes sure you don’t miss out on important terms that should be associated with an image. 

Enhanced Brand Content is an everchanging field that continues to evolve. It had started off as a 4-template offering which has now developed into a fully modular system. It has also expanded into Video. With the use of Enhanced Brand Content Videos, you can display a video per product in the image gallery. You can use this section to put a highlight on testimonials or product benefits. It can even be a branded video if you have a good story that will keep the audience engaged.

What are the final results on this?

According to internal data and Amazon’s data, there is an average of 5% increase in conversion rates from shoppers to buyers when Enhanced Brand Content is uploaded to a Product Detail Page. This differs from category to category, price point, and item types. This is how most things on Amazon are. Enhanced Brand Content also helps in reducing customers queries, doubts, questions, it lowers the rate of returns, and it improves reviews by setting expectations with customers.

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