Images, multimedia or media files, whatever you want to call them, they need to be in your everyday content marketing strategy.
The eyes catch a picture faster than they can your words.
But it adds a personal flair to your blogs design, website or marketing strategy as a whole.
Here’s just a couple statistics that will help you bring in the new year by rethinking your media strategy:
- Photos average a 35% boost in Retweets(Twitter)
- Tweets with images receive 18% more clicks, 89% more favorites and 150% more retweets (Buffer)
- 60 percent of consumers are more willing to consider local search results that include images and another 23 percent are more likely to contact a business showcasing an image.(Bright Local)
Not Just For Blogs, But Share On Other Media Outlets
While vastly important to use them for your content, why not boost email marketing campaigns as well?
As I see a lot of big brands still lack the knowledge of using images in emails, we need to stand out in crowded places.
Use a big fat pic from a blog post to share with your audience when sending emails.
Maybe a personal one with your kids playing in the yard or some holiday spirit.
This tactic really brings on a more personal feel to the message and also gives them eye candy to look at.
Plus, emails are a personal marketing channel so all we’re doing is helping folks feel at home with your business.
Even more resources for images
Sellfy is a place where you can sell digital products and receives instant payment. Besides that, they shared a post about where to find unique images from around the web and globe.
I found about 30 new places myself.
Here are your 29 Sites To Amazing Images
Before we begin this, don’t miss the infographic that shows how vitally versatile pics can be.
From creative people around the world, discover, share, buy, or sell, inspiring pictures.
For any purpose you might think about, this one has you covered.
A User-Friendly, 30 million quality pics from talented artists around the globe.
By using Flickr’s search engine Capabilities, locate them for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research.
Use these for a fresher on what life can be with simple beautiful choices here.
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To help more brands create rich digital experiences that elevated their visual aesthetic… without shelling out wads of cash, or their sanity.
Are you an extraordinary brand, blogger, or creative mind struggling to find images that fit their vibe + tribe.
This one focuses on safety so no nudity or rude choices here, with a high level of great design inspiration to share with the world as you, please
A personal favorite of mine but it is for adults so be prepared for some adult images.
This one is a Unique, amazing, place to pick and choose good pictures.
A yahoo company, with two main goals in mind:
- Share with people who matter to you the most.
- Enabling new ways to of organizing photos and video for you.
This organic, free photo and video sharing site, which uses steroids only on its technology, delivering state of the art photos, products, and prints.
It helps a growing professional photographers’ business without cruelty to eyes, wallets and customers.
The world’s leading photo-blogging site, a large social networking site and a global cultural phenomenon.
With 22 million members, covering over 200 countries, it is a simple and fun way to express yourself with photo diaries or photo blogs.
What makes them special is the way it makes it easy to connect with others – friends and family, exploring the diverse Fotolog universe, discovering photos of new people from different cultures, the site has fascinating special-interest communities you can join.
The personal feedback from around the world can be really helpful for a photographer.
Easy: Self-explanatory, enjoy.
Providing free quality photos for commercial and non-commercial use.
Another great search engine type of website, find and pick which ones fills your purpose.
Creator Ryan Mcguire giving away free copyrights to all, these high-resolution pictures can be used for personal or commercial projects.
Click, download, Boom, Done…
WordPress Plugin Tip For Optimizing Images Onsite
To help you with faster-loading speed onsite and to better optimizing your images, I use a Plugin called Force Regenerate Thumbnails.
It deletes old image sizes and compresses or resizes thumbnail attachments for amazing website performance.
The best place to share and enjoy the most awesome images on the Internet.
With millions of people users that get entertained, inspired by funny, heartwarming and helpful image stories from all around the world.
Be a witness to your life.
Be a part of the digitalized world.
A collection of good quality photos offered for free to bloggers, website owners, small businesses, freelancers & social media ninjas.
This simple website gives you an opportunity to browse through thousands of pictures.
- Free High-resolution photos
- No copyrights
- For personal or commercial usage.
- All choices are donated to Public Domain.
Creators Lauren Mancke and Brian Gardner
Released under the Creative Commons Zero license, you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.
Whether you’re an illustrator, art director, instructor or just looking to add a defining visual to a presentation, look no further.
And yes, they’re all completely free.
Recapture history with choices of unique vintage shots from the Public Archives.
Free of any copyrights.
By searching for any topic using the search box,
bloggers can find photos for their blog, making adding them to their post fast and easy.
Review the photo, and click “get a photo” to download the photo as well as the proper attribution link.
When no stock photo site didn‘t want his photos due to lack of quality, in 2013, designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek created this site.
Now, people downloaded more than two and half millions images from this site.
You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty-free for anything you like, even in commercial applications.
A collection of image sites that is very unique.
Just go check it out.
This new breed of online stock image, video and vector resources has a mission
Our mission: Provide the world with high-quality images, video and vectors at no cost with no usage restrictions.
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Enough said you won’t regret it, trust me.
All inspiring and beautiful pictures (and videos) lost in the depths of the web.
They help you collect and connect to the best visual inspiration of the web.
Every eye deserves a daily dose of digital beauty.
I Leave You With This…
Your choice of places to get images are limitless to your fingertips, these are just 29 of my personal favorites.
Please feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments below. and also check out this infographic from MDGadvertising that shows clear proof that
Also, check out this infographic from MDGadvertising that shows clear proof the eye candy for your audience is just as important as your business itself.
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