Images can bring a massive amount of traffic to your content. Search engines will divert visitors to your site via a beautiful image you uploaded to a post. But can you use any image that available on the net?
Certainly not, as they are protected by copyright laws. That’s why the concept of Creative Commons is introduced. Now there are several free stock photo sites that provide licensed images to your website. By adding a short copyright credit, you can make use of them.
Finding Royalty-free Images from Google Search
I suggest Google search as the best tool to find royalty-free images for your blog. You can find any type of image, both for commercial and non-commercial purposes, using advanced image search of the search giant.
Go to Google advanced image search page first, type what kind of image you want. Usually, it will show all types of images that match your keywords. It means, the search engine will show links to all Samsung Galaxy products, even though you asked for Samsung Galaxy S10 only. To avoid this situation, type your keywords within the quotes (“Samsung Galaxy S10”) to get the actual results you want.
Choose image type and size as next. If you don’t want to see GIF files in the results, opt for JPEG or PNG according to your requirement.
Google lets you search within a particular site too. Select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu of Usage rights. If you are running a commercial site, choose ‘Free to use or share, even commercially’. Some of the images are Creative Commons, so read conditions carefully before downloading and using them on your site.
How do you find royalty-free images for your blog? Let us know through comments.