posting images on blog posts

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Do you guys post alot of images on your blog posts like at the very top of the blog post? Does this help ?
#blog #images #posting #posts
  • Profile picture of the author 1960Texan
    Images help, especially if they're relevant.

    A page with images and short paragraphs (most of the effective sales pages on the Internet are designed in this fashion) tends to get more attention than a page filled with lines and lines of text.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author cheece2001
    Do you know of any place where I can take free images from the web and use them in my blog? I can't use the ones from google images ... right?
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    • Profile picture of the author mainstreetcm
      Originally Posted by cheece2001 View Post

      Do you know of any place where I can take free images from the web and use them in my blog? I can't use the ones from google images ... right?
      You can use any image from Google that specifies it can be used for commercial content. When you are in the image section Google I believe you hit filter results and you can select the parameters of your search.
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by mainstreetcm View Post

        You can use any image from Google that specifies it can be used for commercial content. When you are in the image section Google I believe you hit filter results and you can select the parameters of your search.
        Hmm... most of the images you find via G images are copyrighted - bad advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author LynnM
      Originally Posted by cheece2001 View Post

      Do you know of any place where I can take free images from the web and use them in my blog? I can't use the ones from google images ... right?
      There are lots of places to get free images, but it's still a good idea to check the licence terms before using them. Here are two:

      stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site

      morgueFile free photos for creatives by creatives
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    • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
      Originally Posted by cheece2001 View Post

      Do you know of any place where I can take free images from the web and use them in my blog? I can't use the ones from google images ... right?
      Why dont you just take your own pictures?

      As for posting images on my blog - yes, I try to include at least 1 image in every blog post, and sometimes a video or 2.

      Since my blog is about a hobby of mine, I have no problem taking stock images.
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by cheece2001 View Post

      Do you know of any place where I can take free images from the web and use them in my blog? I can't use the ones from google images ... right?
      Seems only google is exempt from copyright laws, though I understand some adult sites are suing Google. Basically anything that states it's public domain or free to use can be used. Also if you're marketing an affiliate product the vendor normally wants you to have these tools though it never hurts to check

      Rick
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by hometutor View Post

        Basically anything that states it's public domain or free to use can be used.
        You have to be careful there too. Some clip art and photo sites will host images that they claim is in the public domain (or the ever dubious "believed to be in the public domain") and they really aren't. Some people have long assumed that anything on the Internet was public domain, and when those people build sites and put up image directories and claim they are public domain, that just makes for potential problems.

        So, it is best to get images from reputable sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author scortillion
      You can get 25 free photos and images at
      Image-Reseller >> Home they are make for reproduction
      they come with personal project use, resale rights and
      private label rights.

      Great for almost any online or offline project.
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  • Profile picture of the author alextsui
    Images on your post serve 2 purposes:
    - Attract your viewer's attention
    - SEO using your keywords in the image filename and ALT tag.

    Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author nichechic
    Thanks for all this great advice and wonderful question you asked! I'm just beginning to get my blog together and was wondering the same thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheece2001
    So for me to have my own images I'd probably have to be a photo shop king or something and then make my own.
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  • Profile picture of the author dremora
    Flickr is royalty free and since it uses tags, it's easy to find relevant images.

    There is a wordpress plugin that finds relevant flickr images and plugs them in your blog posts, but the name escapes my mind at the moment.
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  • Profile picture of the author BobV
    An image in a blog post is indeed helpful...around 80 percent of people are said to be visuals..Of course you will have to choose images who has relations on your blog posts or with the idea or impression you wanted your viewer/readers to have...

    You can get stock photos on the net and you can use some as long as you use it as a decoration of some sort but if yo use it as a primary image for a certain blog you wrote about im not sure but probably copyright might become a problem...

    Most of the blogsites provide formats whereas you can use it to make the posting much easier...




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    • Profile picture of the author phoenixx9000
      blog with no pictures = VERY BORING
      blog with many pictures = not boring

      that is all
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by cheece2001 View Post

    Do you guys post alot of images on your blog posts like at the very top of the blog post? Does this help ?
    One word: TEST. Having images on your blog posts may or may not help.

    I followed the advice that images will bring more traffic to your blog posts and began adding images to pretty much every blog post.

    Then, I ran into an issue where WordPress won't let me upload images any more. It's been months since I've been able to post images.

    During that time, traffic has increased and continued to increase.

    Results may vary depending on your niche and audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayVance
    Like Lynn posted above, I use stock.xchng. But yes, I post an image on every single post I make. When I started using images all the time my readership took a serious jump.
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  • relevant images or videos will always make your blog more attractive. it gives people more of a visual feel for whatever your message is.

    it helps people gain a better understanding of it as well. it's definitely better than written text (even though it's nice to include that as well).

    they grab attention - and that is really all it can take sometimes to make them take the action you want them to.
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