As we all know, using content from other websites on our own sites is a BIG mistake, both SEO-wise and etiquette-wise. Content does not only include text, but images (and videos) as well.

Today I’ll be discussing why you can’t just use any image you find online on your own site. This includes “free” images from sources like Pixabay, Pexels and Unsplash just to name a few.

I will also direct you to 25 truly free and 100% risk free sources for images, where you don’t have to worry about any penalties for stealing someone else’s work.

Alright, let’s get on with this….


NEXT UP: NOT ALL “FREE” IMAGES ARE ACTUALLY FREE



Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
johnwnewman Premium
Great tutorial! Thanks :-)
Reply
waian Premium
You're welcome. :)
Reply
Funkydunc208 Premium
Great list which gives us all many more resources. Did you find "unsplash"? It has free images.
Reply
waian Premium
Hi Duncan,

Actually, Unsplash is one of the "free" image sites that isn't safe to use. Read section 12 of their terms: https://unsplash.com/terms

These other 25 sources I list here should have you pretty much covered. Once you see what some of them have to offer you won't miss Unsplash much. :)
Reply
WindyCityUSA Premium
Awesome, thank you for sharing!
Reply
waian Premium
My pleasure. :)
Reply
ZoraGolub Premium
Thank you.
Reply
waian Premium
You're welcome.
Reply
theresroth Premium
Thanks!!!
Reply
waian Premium
My pleasure. :)

I knew a lot of people didn't know where to look when it came to finding truly FREE and SAFE image sources, so I figured it was time for a good training resource. :)
Reply
ZoraGolub Premium
I found some good pics on Pexels.
Reply
waian Premium
Actually, Pexels is one of the sources that is unsafe to use. Read their Terms of Service and you'll see.

I've found some great photos there as well, but unfortunately had to skip them. (I don't even look on unsafe image sites anymore).
Reply
ZoraGolub Premium
I thought it was safe, and it says next to the photo in the text. But I'll read the terms again. Thank you.
Reply
waian Premium
Just because it says it's safe, doesn't mean it is. All the big free image sites SAY they're safe, but in reality almost none of them are.
Reply
Top