Choosing the correct gig image size can have a significant impact on your visibility on Fiverr. A perfect gig thumbnail can make your client stop scrolling further.
In this post, I will show how you can create the best size and insert keywords directly into the gig image.
These are some of the many technics that I applied when I was working on Fiverr. And it helped me to sell $25K+ shortly (as you see in the screenshot below).
Fiverr has guidelines for gig images. But most new sellers take it the wrong way. To present your gig appropriately on all devices such as mobile, tab, desktop, etc, you also need to offset some space.
This post will show you the technics to create the gig image in such a way that it looks good on the gig page, search page, and any other areas on Fiverr.
How to create the best Fiverr gig image size & optimize for keywords?
Fiverr’s guideline shows that the recommended gig image size is 1280px x 769px with a resolution of 72 pixel/inch.
The minimum image size can be 712px x 430px and the maximum size can be 4000px x 2416px.
If you search on Google for the “Fiverr gig image size” it shows 550 pixels by 370 pixels which is no longer a valid answer in 2023.
Google shows this snippet from the Fiverr community that was answered by someone in 2021.
What is the best Fiverr gig image size?
The best Fiverr gig image size is 1280 pixels by 752 pixels. This is the optimal size that I figured out after testing multiple sizes across different screen sizes, Fiverr mobile app, gig listing/archive pages, individual pages, etc.
Fiverr’s guideline itself states that the recommended gig image size is 1280px × 769px. And this is slightly different than my calculation. But there is a caveat which I will explain why you should use the size that I recommended.
If you upload an image with this size (1280px × 769px), it will look good on the individual gig page. But the image will cut down on the search result page (as you see in the screenshot below).
You know that buyers don’t come to your gig directly. They search on Fiverr and then click on the search results to visit individual gigs. So it’s important to display the images properly on the search result pages.
Problem with traditional/generally-recommended gig image size & the solution
As you see in the above screenshot, I uploaded a gig thumbnail with the Fiverr-recommended size (1280px × 769px). This image looks good on the individual gig page. But it does not look good on the search result page.
I had an 8px border on the gig image. As you see in the above screenshot, the border has disappeared both from the left & right sides.
My aim is not only to find the faults but also to give you the exact measurements so you can get the most output from your gig image.
Anyways, I did a little more experiment and uploaded another image with a new size. And it does not get cut down on the search results page.
So now if you ask me what is the best size for the Fiverr gig image, the answer is 1280px × 752px. And if you want to resize the gig image according to your design, make sure to use the correct ratio of 80:47.
The content area of the Fiverr gig image (offset space for better visualization)
If you check any of the gigs on your mobile device or use the Fiverr mobile app, you will notice that most of the gig images are formatted improperly. A small portion of the content on the images is invisible. And you should take this opportunity to stand out. To rank higher in this competitive freelancing website, you have to apply all the possible (valid) technics you can, even if it’s a tiny little opportunity.
Anyways, it means that buyers can’t see the whole content on the image on mobile (for most gigs).
From the above discussion, you know that the best image size for the gig is 1280px × 752px and the proper dimension is 80:47 if you want to resize the image (based on my calculation & opinion).
In order to show the full content area on the gig image (on mobile), you have to keep some whitespace on the image. Here whitespace means the blank space from all 4 directions or the offset area.
To get the most out of it, leave 300px blank space in the horizontal direction (150px from left & 150px from right). And leave 100px blank space in the vertical direction (50px from the top & 50px from the bottom).
This will give you a perfect gig image that will look nice and will be properly formatted on all devices.
In the above screenshot, the yellow background is the main gig image and the green color is the content area.
Download the Fiverr gig image template
After you download the gig image template, you will find a JPG image just like the screenshot below.
The yellow area is the whole gig image and the green area is the content. The green area is always visible on all screen sizes.
Download Fiverr gig image template
How to insert keywords into the Fiverr gig image?
This part of this post is a bonus and not highly related to sizing a gig image.
Keywords are the words or phrases that buyers type/write on Fiverr’s search box to find their desired gigs. You can add up to 5 search tags to each gig but you also have the option to add more search queries or keywords to your gig images.
Many freelancers don’t know about adding keywords to their gig images but it may help you to rank higher on the Fiverr search results. So why not take this advantage?
To add keywords to your gig image, open it with a photo editing software like Photoshop. Navigate to “File – File Info” as you see in the screenshot below.
It will open a new modal window where you can write the document title, author name, description, image rating, keywords for the image, image copyright URL, etc. Fill out as much information you can that is related to the gig image and appropriate.
In the copyright info URL, you can input your gig link or the Fiverr profile link. Once you’re done writing the necessary information and keywords, save the image and upload it to your gig.
You can do the same with all your gig images. However, make sure you do not overoptimize it or don’t do keyword stuffing. By adding the necessary information properly, search engines can also crawl the images easily.
Frequently asked questions about gig image
What is the best size of the Fiverr gig image in 2023?
The best size is 1280px × 752px for gig images in 2023. As mentioned at the top, Google shows a search result snippet showing that it’s 550 pixels by 370 pixels but it’s no longer a correct answer in 2023.
Individual gigs & the search result page need different aspects of the image. However, the search results page is more important than the individual gig page.
Because buyers see the gig on the search page first and then go to the individual gig page. And that is why you have to make sure that your gig thumbnail shows correctly on the search page and also on the gig page.
Also, you can offset the main content for better visualization on all devices.
What is the maximum size of a gig image?
The maximum size of a gig image is 4000px × 2416px and the gig image should not exceed 5MB.
However, even though the maximum dimension (image size) is 4000px × 2416px but Fiverr does not hold you back from uploading more than that.
To test this feature, I tried to upload an image whose size was 10,000px × 6,034px and I was able to upload it successfully. That means Fiverr allows any larger size until it exceeds 5MB.
Fiverr gig image is important because of the completion on the marketplace. A buyer can see a couple of things on a search page such as seller level, ratings, gig thumbnail, title, etc. And the proper gig image can attract buyers on Fiverr.
Fiverr gig image needs different sizes for the search page and individual gig page. So you have to take this into consideration.
In this post, I showed you the best image size for all kinds of devices (including mobile apps), how to offset the main content area, add keywords to the gig image, etc. I spend a lot of time experimenting to figure these out, applied all the strategies for myself, and packed this post with valuable information that worked for me. This is by far the longest time I spent figuring out the best Fiverr gig image size for all screen sizes.