How to Spice Up Your Website with Free Images
Creating content for your website is really important. It helps ensure your website will get "indexed" by search engines like Google and Bing. Fresh, unique and regular content is a must for a healthy website. But don't just build out content for the search engines and ignore your users. Your website visitors will enjoy your blogs and articles more if you provide graphs, infographics, photos and videos.
You can even get free high quality photos if you do a little be of research. So where do you go?
Public Domain Images
Public domain content is any content that has been released with a special copyright that allows other to repost, redistribute and re-use content with or without a license as long as it follows certain guidelines. In many cases there are no requirements - you just have to make sure the content is truly public domain.
So where can you find public domain images?
Just "Google" "public domain" images or photos and you'll find all kinds of great images to use.
One of my favorite places is Wiki-Pedia. Yes Wiki-Pedia has a ton of great public domain images that you can use on your website with and without permission. Just check and see what the original author requires. Sometimes they want credit, other times a link back to their website and in many cases - they're just happy to share.
Another favorite place is Flickr. Many of these authors require an attribution.
A final place that is a favorite is http://www.public-domain-image.com/. The image I used for this post of the zebra - was found there. I'm using it under this rights usage:
This file (Grant African zebra) is in public domain, not copyrighted, no rights reserved, free for any use. You can use this picture: Grant African zebra for any use including commercial purposes without the prior written permission and without fee or obligation.
So happy public domain image hunting!