Finding Photos You Can Use
In this video we dive right into sourcing images, social banners and your logo! It is SUPER important that you make sure you don’t steal images your not supposed to use. This will lead to copyright infringements and a whole lot of hurt. In this video I should you how to find images that are safe to use.
- Get free images on Google Images (make sure to select “labelled for reuse”)
- You can also get free images from Pixabay, Pexels or Free Images. There’s heaps more!
- If you want the best photos try a paid subscription at Shutterstock
- Take screenshots with Lightshot
- I use Paint.net to resize and rename all my images.
- When it comes to user experience it’s best to use quality images that show examples of the outcome your website visitor is looking for. I also tend to get better results if the images look like they’ve been taken by the business as opposed to using a generic stock photo that has obviously been staged.
- As mentioned in the video, we want to rename the files for our images. This is a great way to add those keywords that don’t sound right within the context of a sentence. Try not to use the same keywords over and over, instead use variations while keeping the title on topic.
- Large images make websites slow which increases bounce rate and annoys visitors. With page speed more important than ever we want to make sure the size of the images are no larger than required.
If you get stuck or unsure about something, first check the comment section at the bottom of the page. If you can’t find anything that helps, ask your question and I will answer it as best I can.