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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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi Robert, another one you might like to try is http://www.publicdomainfiles.com. It has images, pictures, clipart, art, fonts, video and film clips all in the public domain, free to use for any purpose and no attribution required.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Brian. I have used this site before and it was good of you to share this link for others to use.
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EdwardLarry Premium
Great info. My question how do I get to MS Paint Thanks Boomergp08
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Edward. If you have a Windows computer click on the Start button and you should see it. If not, check All Programs and then check Accessories. MS Paint is a pre-installed accessories program on all Windows computers.
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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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