When starting any internet marketing campaign, you always want to use clean and crisp images to have a professional look. Using clipart or trying to resize images that are to small looks bad from the viewer’s standpoint. Using bad images just gives the viewer one more excuse not to go through with what you are trying to offer them. They will stand back and say to themselves, “man this website looks horrible, there service/product can’t be any better”. So to take that though away from your viewers, you want to use the best images possible. There are royalty free image sites, however they can charge hundreds of dollars just to use a small set of images from there collection. Here I have compiled a list of free stock photo websites that you can use when creating your sites.

http://www.openphoto.net/
http://www.morguefile.com/
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/
http://www.pachd.com/free-images/index.html
http://www.freeclipartpictures.com/
http://www.freeimages.co.uk/
http://www.hooverstock.com/
http://geekphilosopher.com/MainPage/photos.htm
http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
http://www.123rf.com/freeimages.php
http://www.imageafter.com/
http://www.fws.gov/pictures/
http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/
http://www.usda.gov/oc/photo/opclibra.htm
http://pdphoto.org/
http://www.stockvault.net/
http://www.fotogenika.net/modifica/igallery.asp
http://www.mayang.com/textures/
http://freelargephotos.com/
http://yotophoto.com/
http://www.bigfoto.com/
http://www.wpclipart.com/

http://www.sxc.hu

If you have other sites like these, please list them here to share with everyone else. Tomorrow I will be going over a tactic that everyone should take into consideration when using people and there faces when creating your landing pages. This article was originally written and posted on SEMSpot.com, a Search Engine Marketing Blog.

2 comments

  1. melissa // February 3, 2008 at 3:36 AM  

    www.sxc.hu has lots of free stock photographs! I use it all the time.

  2. KiwiPulse // February 5, 2008 at 11:45 PM  

    Thank for the link. I post regularly pictures on my blog. :D