Want to start Facebook campaign. Best place for ad images?

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I've been dabbling with this and that trying to learn the general ropes of IM, CPA, PPC, etc. However, I think I've got to the point where I understand the basics and am ready to start working on full blown campaigns.

For now I'm going to focus solely on Facebook. Where is the best place to get images for ads? Places like Flickr tell you to give credit to the photographer, which would be lame on an ad.

Are there any good free and/or paid sources for images for ads. Free would be better. I know there is iStockPhoto but that seems like overkill. Thoughts?
#campaign #facebook #images #place #start
  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateManJ
    Hi ajensen,

    i had a very small dabble at a facebook campaign, and i found that the Clip-Art type images and less professional images get the most clicks for whatever reason.

    In regards as to where to get these, i would recommend Bing's image search engine or Googles recently updated there image engine which may be worth a look.

    Let me know what you think, it may be worth getting thoughts from other more experienced marketers in this field as i am just starting myself, but i hope i have shed some light on things for you.

    Good Luck!
    J
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    • Profile picture of the author williamrs
      Originally Posted by AffiliateManJ View Post

      Hi ajensen,

      i had a very small dabble at a facebook campaign, and i found that the Clip-Art type images and less professional images get the most clicks for whatever reason.

      In regards as to where to get these, i would recommend Bing's image search engine or Googles recently updated there image engine which may be worth a look.

      Let me know what you think, it may be worth getting thoughts from other more experienced marketers in this field as i am just starting myself, but i hope i have shed some light on things for you.

      Good Luck!
      J
      The problem is that most images provided by Bing and Google are copyright protected. First, using them is illegal. Second, many advertisers say explicitly that it's not allowed to use this type of image to promote their offers.

      So you can try to find images on free stock images sites. Here is a list that I use:

      1.Stock.XCHNG
      2.everystockphoto
      3.Morguefile
      4.Dreamstime
      5.Woophy
      6.Pixel Perfect Digital
      7.Abstract Influence
      8.Stockvault.net
      9.aboutpixel.de
      10.Dns Fotografia Digital
      11.CNICE
      12.Image*After
      13.FreePixels
      14.Big Foto
      15.Fontplay
      16.FreeImages
      17.FreeFoto
      18.tOfz
      19.pixelio.de
      20.FreePhotoBank
      21.Public-domain-photos.com
      22.Free Photos Web
      23.FreePhotosBank.com
      24.freerangestock.com
      25.Visipix
      26.Burning Well
      27.Cepolina Photos
      28.ImageBase
      29.DHD Multimedia Gallery
      30.ZURBphotos
      31.stock.diwiesign.com
      32.Stockcache
      33.Orange Trash
      34.UnProfound
      35.unices.org
      36.Amygdela's atmosphere
      37.Twice Pix
      38.Studio25
      39.star29
      40.Cromavista
      41.9√--13 gl√§nzend
      42.StickStock.com
      43.dieBlen.de
      44.Photogen
      45.DexHaus
      46.OpenPhoto.Net
      47.graphicsarena.com
      48.tripalbum.net
      49.La Chti'te galerie
      50.OneOddDude.net
      51.MFX.de
      52.FotoDatebank
      53.Majestic Imagery
      54.SPB
      55.DesignPacks.com
      56.EssEndEmmE Stock Photos
      57.Fotobank
      58.IronOrchid
      59.Vintage Pixels
      60.Microshots.org (close-up)
      61.Pixalia
      62.fotofree.org
      63.PhotoRack
      64.Imageblowout
      65.Bajstock.com
      66.FreeMediaGoo
      67.PIX
      68.Apostroph | Freshpics
      69.Four Bees
      70.FotoImpact.ro
      71.Plants of Hawaii
      72.Farmphoto
      73.ARS
      74.Animal Pictures Archive
      75.Yellowstone Digital Slide File
      76.Insecta
      77.Insect Images
      78.FEMA
      79.Aarin Free Photo
      80.Creativity 103
      81.Truly Free Stock
      82.Jay Arraich's Free Photos
      83.Piotr.Pix
      84.Public Domain Stock Photos
      85.LIGHTmatter
      86.FreeStockPhotos
      87.Imagetemple.com
      88.A Digital Dreamer
      89.ArtFavor


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      • Profile picture of the author KC-Coop
        Originally Posted by williamrs View Post

        The problem is that most images provided by Bing and Google are copyright protected. First, using them is illegal. Second, many advertisers say explicitly that it's not allowed to use this type of image to promote their offers.

        So you can try to find images on free stock images sites. Here is a list that I use:

        1.Stock.XCHNG
        2.everystockphoto
        3.Morguefile
        4.Dreamstime
        5.Woophy
        6.Pixel Perfect Digital
        7.Abstract Influence
        8.Stockvault.net
        9.aboutpixel.de
        10.Dns Fotografia Digital
        11.CNICE
        12.Image*After
        13.FreePixels
        14.Big Foto
        15.Fontplay
        16.FreeImages
        17.FreeFoto
        18.tOfz
        19.pixelio.de
        20.FreePhotoBank
        21.Public-domain-photos.com
        22.Free Photos Web
        23.FreePhotosBank.com
        24.freerangestock.com
        25.Visipix
        26.Burning Well
        27.Cepolina Photos
        28.ImageBase
        29.DHD Multimedia Gallery
        30.ZURBphotos
        31.stock.diwiesign.com
        32.Stockcache
        33.Orange Trash
        34.UnProfound
        35.unices.org
        36.Amygdela's atmosphere
        37.Twice Pix
        38.Studio25
        39.star29
        40.Cromavista
        41.9√--13 gl√§nzend
        42.StickStock.com
        43.dieBlen.de
        44.Photogen
        45.DexHaus
        46.OpenPhoto.Net
        47.graphicsarena.com
        48.tripalbum.net
        49.La Chti'te galerie
        50.OneOddDude.net
        51.MFX.de
        52.FotoDatebank
        53.Majestic Imagery
        54.SPB
        55.DesignPacks.com
        56.EssEndEmmE Stock Photos
        57.Fotobank
        58.IronOrchid
        59.Vintage Pixels
        60.Microshots.org (close-up)
        61.Pixalia
        62.fotofree.org
        63.PhotoRack
        64.Imageblowout
        65.Bajstock.com
        66.FreeMediaGoo
        67.PIX
        68.Apostroph | Freshpics
        69.Four Bees
        70.FotoImpact.ro
        71.Plants of Hawaii
        72.Farmphoto
        73.ARS
        74.Animal Pictures Archive
        75.Yellowstone Digital Slide File
        76.Insecta
        77.Insect Images
        78.FEMA
        79.Aarin Free Photo
        80.Creativity 103
        81.Truly Free Stock
        82.Jay Arraich's Free Photos
        83.Piotr.Pix
        84.Public Domain Stock Photos
        85.LIGHTmatter
        86.FreeStockPhotos
        87.Imagetemple.com
        88.A Digital Dreamer
        89.ArtFavor


        William
        Well I was coming into this thread to give a list of stock photo sites - but I've been beaten to the punch!

        Nice list - stock photo sites are a great place to get images from that won't get you into trouble.
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      • Profile picture of the author ukcarl
        Originally Posted by williamrs View Post

        The problem is that most images provided by Bing and Google are copyright protected. First, using them is illegal. Second, many advertisers say explicitly that it's not allowed to use this type of image to promote their offers.

        So you can try to find images on free stock images sites. Here is a list that I use:

        1.Stock.XCHNG
        2.everystockphoto
        3.Morguefile
        4.Dreamstime
        5.Woophy
        6.Pixel Perfect Digital
        7.Abstract Influence
        8.Stockvault.net
        9.aboutpixel.de
        10.Dns Fotografia Digital
        11.CNICE
        12.Image*After
        13.FreePixels
        14.Big Foto
        15.Fontplay
        16.FreeImages
        17.FreeFoto
        18.tOfz
        19.pixelio.de
        20.FreePhotoBank
        21.Public-domain-photos.com
        22.Free Photos Web
        23.FreePhotosBank.com
        24.freerangestock.com
        25.Visipix
        26.Burning Well
        27.Cepolina Photos
        28.ImageBase
        29.DHD Multimedia Gallery
        30.ZURBphotos
        31.stock.diwiesign.com
        32.Stockcache
        33.Orange Trash
        34.UnProfound
        35.unices.org
        36.Amygdela's atmosphere
        37.Twice Pix
        38.Studio25
        39.star29
        40.Cromavista
        41.9√--13 gl√§nzend
        42.StickStock.com
        43.dieBlen.de
        44.Photogen
        45.DexHaus
        46.OpenPhoto.Net
        47.graphicsarena.com
        48.tripalbum.net
        49.La Chti'te galerie
        50.OneOddDude.net
        51.MFX.de
        52.FotoDatebank
        53.Majestic Imagery
        54.SPB
        55.DesignPacks.com
        56.EssEndEmmE Stock Photos
        57.Fotobank
        58.IronOrchid
        59.Vintage Pixels
        60.Microshots.org (close-up)
        61.Pixalia
        62.fotofree.org
        63.PhotoRack
        64.Imageblowout
        65.Bajstock.com
        66.FreeMediaGoo
        67.PIX
        68.Apostroph | Freshpics
        69.Four Bees
        70.FotoImpact.ro
        71.Plants of Hawaii
        72.Farmphoto
        73.ARS
        74.Animal Pictures Archive
        75.Yellowstone Digital Slide File
        76.Insecta
        77.Insect Images
        78.FEMA
        79.Aarin Free Photo
        80.Creativity 103
        81.Truly Free Stock
        82.Jay Arraich's Free Photos
        83.Piotr.Pix
        84.Public Domain Stock Photos
        85.LIGHTmatter
        86.FreeStockPhotos
        87.Imagetemple.com
        88.A Digital Dreamer
        89.ArtFavor


        William

        Nice list just been saved to my resource folder
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        • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
          Everyone I've talked to just swipes them from Google Images.

          It's a rare chance you'll get in trouble, because you blow through ads so fast anyway. The worst they can do is tell you to remove the ad.

          I created a "full-blown" Mafia Wars campaign and used Mafia Wars in the title. Zynga kindly asked me to remove the website and anything related, that was it.
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          • Profile picture of the author ajensen
            Wow, William, that's a stunning list! Thanks for the great info, it's really helpful. It looks like others are finding it useful too.

            Thanks to everyone else for your feedback as well. The more feedback the better.

            Cheers,
            Aaron
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          • Profile picture of the author KC-Coop
            Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

            Everyone I've talked to just swipes them from Google Images.

            It's a rare chance you'll get in trouble, because you blow through ads so fast anyway. The worst they can do is tell you to remove the ad.

            I created a "full-blown" Mafia Wars campaign and used Mafia Wars in the title. Zynga kindly asked me to remove the website and anything related, that was it.
            I would agree - I've never had any issues either.

            I always tell people to start out with the stock image sites though just because a lot of people are afraid of getting in trouble - and rightfully so with the FTC looking hard at our industry right now.
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          • Profile picture of the author JeremyShawaf
            Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

            Everyone I've talked to just swipes them from Google Images.

            It's a rare chance you'll get in trouble, because you blow through ads so fast anyway. The worst they can do is tell you to remove the ad.

            I created a "full-blown" Mafia Wars campaign and used Mafia Wars in the title. Zynga kindly asked me to remove the website and anything related, that was it.
            Thank you........GOOGLE MOST DEFINITELY......why go through the trouble of anywhere else? And if your not completely happy with the google image or whatever......well then photoshop it! works every time!

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      • Profile picture of the author iharry
        S#IT William! That's a HUGE list for someone to use.

        Thank you for that list...
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      • Profile picture of the author Dex88
        Originally Posted by williamrs View Post

        The problem is that most images provided by Bing and Google are copyright protected. First, using them is illegal. Second, many advertisers say explicitly that it's not allowed to use this type of image to promote their offers.

        So you can try to find images on free stock images sites. Here is a list that I use:

        1.Stock.XCHNG
        2.everystockphoto
        3.Morguefile
        4.Dreamstime
        5.Woophy
        6.Pixel Perfect Digital
        7.Abstract Influence
        8.Stockvault.net
        9.aboutpixel.de
        10.Dns Fotografia Digital
        11.CNICE
        12.Image*After
        13.FreePixels
        14.Big Foto
        15.Fontplay
        16.FreeImages
        17.FreeFoto
        18.tOfz
        19.pixelio.de
        20.FreePhotoBank
        21.Public-domain-photos.com
        22.Free Photos Web
        23.FreePhotosBank.com
        24.freerangestock.com
        25.Visipix
        26.Burning Well
        27.Cepolina Photos
        28.ImageBase
        29.DHD Multimedia Gallery
        30.ZURBphotos
        31.stock.diwiesign.com
        32.Stockcache
        33.Orange Trash
        34.UnProfound
        35.unices.org
        36.Amygdela's atmosphere
        37.Twice Pix
        38.Studio25
        39.star29
        40.Cromavista
        41.9√--13 gl√§nzend
        42.StickStock.com
        43.dieBlen.de
        44.Photogen
        45.DexHaus
        46.OpenPhoto.Net
        47.graphicsarena.com
        48.tripalbum.net
        49.La Chti'te galerie
        50.OneOddDude.net
        51.MFX.de
        52.FotoDatebank
        53.Majestic Imagery
        54.SPB
        55.DesignPacks.com
        56.EssEndEmmE Stock Photos
        57.Fotobank
        58.IronOrchid
        59.Vintage Pixels
        60.Microshots.org (close-up)
        61.Pixalia
        62.fotofree.org
        63.PhotoRack
        64.Imageblowout
        65.Bajstock.com
        66.FreeMediaGoo
        67.PIX
        68.Apostroph | Freshpics
        69.Four Bees
        70.FotoImpact.ro
        71.Plants of Hawaii
        72.Farmphoto
        73.ARS
        74.Animal Pictures Archive
        75.Yellowstone Digital Slide File
        76.Insecta
        77.Insect Images
        78.FEMA
        79.Aarin Free Photo
        80.Creativity 103
        81.Truly Free Stock
        82.Jay Arraich's Free Photos
        83.Piotr.Pix
        84.Public Domain Stock Photos
        85.LIGHTmatter
        86.FreeStockPhotos
        87.Imagetemple.com
        88.A Digital Dreamer
        89.ArtFavor


        William

        Thanks for this extensive list!
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateManJ
    woops, that shows what i know. this has helped me aswell, cheers chaps!
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  • Profile picture of the author nzdealer
    mate just use google images, sxc.hu and bing images.
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  • Profile picture of the author scortillion
    you can pick up stock photo images at Image-Reseller >> Home
    and NOT have to include any credit links. You just can't claim
    copyright to the images.

    They have a free 25 image package to look at and other
    paid packages for just a few dollars.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwong
    Thanks for the list!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
    unprofessional looking images rock btw
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    Go with shutterstock, best place for good quality images. Hands down. I always use em and never looked back.

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  • Profile picture of the author Naveen K
    I always go with Bing Images.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnPeter
    Wow, thats a long list of FREE images from various sites. THANK YOU.
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