Free photos and pictures for your blog or website?

Looking for FREE Photos for your Blog?

Google Image Search WARNING!

Don’t be fooled by Google’s image search; just because they show the photo doesn’t mean you can use it. In fact, a client of ours searched for Free Valentines Day photos, and the Google Image search brought up a nice photo of wine glasses. About 6 months later, the client received a letter in the mail requiring a payment of over $1000 for use of the photo.

Google image search
The above images can be found on our blogs: horse image and High Rock Park sign

In fact, I don’t recommend even searching for free photos at all.  As free photos are not truly free, they require a back link and credit to the photographer or company where you found the photos.  So rather than kill yourself trying to find a free photo, find a great site that offers cheap photos like $1.50 per picture.   In fact, whenever possible try to get a real photo taken as people relate to real images from your business or experience much more than a stock photo.

If you still want free pictures for your blog, you’ll find the best list of websites for free and cheap photos here.

Need help?  We are here to help you grow your business, we are happy to write your blog, optimize it for the search engines and find the right pictures to make your site go viral, call us at 518-743-9424 to learn more!

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix founded Mannix in 1996 with a goal to get clients found on the web through organic search engine optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of 30 specialists, operating under the tagline "Success Measured." The tagline reflects the company's focus on measurable results for every client. This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, conversion rate optimization, SEO-friendly website design, paid advertising (PPC). Mannix Marketing has two divisions, one side is focused on lead generation for nationally competitive businesses. The other side is focused on local businesses. Mannix has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, (,,, and etc), reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions every month.

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