Images are an integral part of the article. They boost readability, not to mention they power up your SEO.
Working in Content Editor, you can use four options to add a picture:
1. Selecting the image from your files or using the drag & drop option
Click the image icon and choose the "select from your file" option, or just drag & drop the image. You can also type in the "/image" shortcut, click enter and choose the right option.
Please, keep in mind that you won't be able to edit the picture (e.g., to change its size). However, advanced editing can be done in Surfer Chrome extension.
2. Adding an image directly from Pixabay
Pixabay is a source of high-quality images. You can search for the perfect photos to add to your article directly in Content Editor!
To add an image from Pixabay:
1. Click on an image icon.
2. Choose the "add from Pixabay" option.
3. Pick the image you like the most.
You can also type in the "/image" shortcut, click enter and choose the "add from Pixabay" option:
3. Downloading our Google Docs/WordPress extension if you want to apply more advanced editing to the image
This extension will open the guidelines bar from Content Editor within your Google Document. Using it would give you all the benefits of Google Documents – adding tables, formatting possibilities, and backup stored directly on your Google Drive.
4. Using a placeholder if you still haven't decided when it comes to choosing images to include in the article
Here's how to add a placeholder to Content Editor:
1. Click on the image icon.
2. You don't need to do anything more! Here you have a ready-to-use placeholder!
3. Add the alt text if you wish.
BONUS: Adding the alt text to the image
Remember that adding a suggested keyword to the alt text also counts towards Content Score!
If you're working in Google Docs, you can add the alt text that counts toward the Content Score. The only thing to remember is to add it to the Description, not the Title of the "Alt text" option.
Worth reading: Image SEO: How to Optimize Visuals for Higher Rankings