How to Find Free Images for Your Blog using Flickr?
Images in the blog post really look good, and if you are not adding images, you are not only losing image search traffic, but your content will also look slim.
When you are writing tutorial articles, you can always take your screenshot, and use it in a blog post, but sometimes when you are writing a general article, you will want to use those images Who are already on the internet.
Do you know, legally you do not have permission to use any image from the Internet on your blog.
Before using any image in a blog post, you have to make sure that those images can be used on your blog.
In particular, if you are earning from your blog, you should never do it, because the copyright image holder can file a DMCA complaint, and your blog post can be removed from search.
There are many websites where you can use images by giving a link to the original poster. One of them is Flickr, where we are allowed to use images for commercial purpose by giving credit link.
How to use Flickr Advanced Search to find free images for a blog?
Flickr is an image sharing website from Yahoo where people upload their images, and add a license. Using the Flickr Advance Search option, you can find images based on licenses.
For example, in our case we want to find images with creative general licenses, and only those images that we can use in a commercial blog.
As I mentioned above, since you are earning from your blog, you should find creative general licensed images which can be used easily on commercial blogs.
Here’s how you can get started – go to Flickr Advance Search and add keywords for your image search.
There are some options, like you can find only images or videos and so on. Simply select the options according to your need.
Below, you will see the option to search for images based on the license. Also, select the “Find content to use commercially” option. To see better, see the screenshot:
One important thing is that if you use those images on your blog, make sure you give a link to the original poster. Here’s a video that tells the full step:
If you’ve missed your previous article on Flickr, then I highly recommend going and viewing it, you can run some crazy traffic from Flickr.
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