Do you want to give your posts and articles a fighting chance to be noticed and read? Research has shown that Blog posts with images garner more attention and have a higher click-through rate.
Searching for photos or images for a blog post or article is easy. The difficult part is making certain you have the proper rights to use the image. A new image search on the block and two old standbys help you do just that.
Creative Commons image search is the new arrival still in beta, that lets you limit searches by license type, title, creator, tags, collection and type of institution before you run the search.
Google Images allows you to narrow the initial results list to an assortment of usage types.
Flickr Commons also lets you narrow the initial results list to a variety of usage types.
Here’s to increasing your click-through rate by inserting images in your articles and posts!