Page 1 = Why is it necessary to use images

Page 2 = What kind of images are really free & Links to Free Images

Page 3 = How to resize images & Links to Free Images

Page 4 = Links to my favorite free image directories

One of the hardest things with website design is finding free images for a website. In this tutorial I will provide links to 12 Free Image Resources. These directories contain 100% Free Images that you can use on your websites and blogs.

WHY SHOULD I USE IMAGES

People are visual by nature and if they come on to a website that is nothing but text, it can become pretty boring really quick. You could have the most engaging content in the world but if everything looks the same it will be hard to keep people on your website.

FYI, That big brown building is Google’s New York City Headquarters.

Now there are ways to keep people from becoming bored with your content without images, like using shorter paragraphs, occasional bold text, and the very important paragraph heading tags. But an image helps to keep your readers engaged.

Another reason it is important to have at least one image (I use no less than 2) on a page, is so that you can effectively share it on social media. But when you place images on your web pages and posts, you want to make sure they are either in the center or on the right side.

You should never put an image to the left of your content. For the normal progression of reading, you should never disrupt the left edge of content. Also since Googlebot indexes your content from left to right, there is a chance that the text to the right of the image may not get fully indexed, since Googlebot cannot index an image.

NEXT UP = What kind of images are really free & Image Directory Links



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Aobasesan Premium
Great information on how to get free images for use. Thank you
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Akeem. I am happy it will help you in finding many free images.
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247dan Premium
amazing, just what i was looking for... thank you so much!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Dan. I hope you will get plenty of use out of the 12 links of image resources, They have really melped me in finding many different free images.
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izzomj01 Premium
Thank you!!
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boomergp08 Premium
No problem. Glad you liked it!
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MrWhite5 Premium
great Info, this Is crucial-thanks!

-Kristian
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Kristian
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BobZeiss Premium
Hi Robert, you are the image guru so I hope you can give me a bit of help. It is simply , how do I attribute an image? I know where to get the images, how to process them and what their licences mean but the thing that is driving me crazy is where to put the licensing information.
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upsgirl Premium
Include the title, author, source, and license.
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BobZeiss Premium
This is where I go round in circles:) I know what to include but where do I include it?
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upsgirl Premium
Wherever you like...put the information above, below, or to any one side.
In order to avoid going in circles, ask detailed questions. LOL!
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BobZeiss Premium
I thought I had asked a detailed question.
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upsgirl Premium
You mentioned going around in circles...so there are now 2 responses.
Sounds like you're good now.
It's all good!
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BobZeiss Premium
I have no definitive answer as yet, could you tell me how you do it. Where do you place the author. Licence, and attribution code
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BobZeiss Premium
Not to worry about this. I don't like bothering Kyle with this simple thing but I have sent him a PM to see how he does it.
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upsgirl Premium
Does what? What do you need?
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upsgirl Premium
Wherever you like...put the information above, below, or to any one side.
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boomergp08 Premium
NONE of the images from the resources I shared here require attribution. CC0 licensed images or public domain do not require you to do anything in order to use the image. 99% of the pictures I use are CC0 license, so I do not have to worry about attribution.

But if you have an image that requires attribution, just type it into the captions area under each image.
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BobZeiss Premium
Those CC0 images I looked as if they all needed attribution. They were all Wikipedia images, however I will take your guidance on this.
Thanks
Bob
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boomergp08 Premium
The links I provided don't use Wikipedia images because most Wikipedia images are NOT free to use. If you intend to use any Wiki images you should look at Wikimedia Commons and not Wikipedia. This is what Kyle recommends in his training.

But even with Wikimedia, not all of their images are CC0 and attribution is necessary. Their are a lot of image resource websites online, I have provided my top 12 favorites in this training. Pixabay is the one I use the most and so do many other WA members.

Personally, I would stay away from most images found on either of the Wiki sites and Google Images. CC0 image resources like the ones provided here are a safer solution.
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BobZeiss Premium
Thanks I will stay with CC0 unless it's necessary to use others.

I think I may have a solution to my attribution problem by using a plugin which makes it easier to fill in the attribution info.
Many thanks
Bob
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