Images have a role to play in your SEO just as keywords have a role to play. They are also important for user experience. They help make your site look more official. If users land on a page with no pictures they are less likely to feel like the site is trustworthy.
You don’t need to take all the photos for your blog images yourself. There are plenty of places you can find royalty free images for your blog.
Sites that offer Royalty Free Images for Your Blog and/or Website
Pexels.com is a very popular royalty free image site.
Pexels offers images that can be used for free for commercial and noncommercial use.
You are not required to provide attribution on the photos you download and use. But it is encouraged to give credit to the photographer.
You can also modify and edit the images you download from Pexels.
All images are categorized and are high quality.
Pexels also has a mobile app available.
PixiStock will send you free photos for signing up for their newsletter.
They have stylish images available for purchase also.
With Creative Market you get tons of graphics and photos, but for the free images, fonts, and other free graphics you just need to sign up for an account. Each Monday Creative Market releases six freebies you can download right away!
Unsplash.com like Pexels has high quality categorized royalty free images.
All images that are published on Unsplash are able to be used for free for both commercial and noncommercial purposes.
Attribution on images downloaded from Unsplash is not required, but is appreciated and encouraged.
Images downloaded can be modified and edited.
Unsplash has a mobile app available, it’s called Resplash.
PhotoPin.com allows you to search Creative Commons photos and use them on your blog. This platform searches creative common licensed images across the web.
Burst offers free stock photos that can be used for commercial use.
Pixabay.com is another popular site like Pexels that has over one million high quality royalty free stock images.
Pixabay also offers royalty free videos, illustrations and vectors.
You can modify and edit to all content, and all content is able to be used for both commercial and noncommercial use except in cases where it specifically mentions what is not allowed.
SplitShire.com offers free stock photos that you can use for commercial use on your blog. They have over 1000 images that can be used.
Libreshot.com offers free images with no watermark and no attribution needed.
These royalty images can be used for blogs, websites, print or commercial use.
Libreshot also offers the ability to search Pixaby, Unsplash, and Pexels from their site.
ImageFinder.co offers over 150,000 royalty free high quality stock images that you can use on your blog.
ImageFinder offers categories based on popularity and what is currently trending.
ImageFinder is like a search engine to find images, all images will still need to be downloaded from the photographer’s website.
StockSnap.io offers free stock photos for you blog and website. They add more images each week and the images are free from copyright restrictions.
Popular search tags are available and categories along with a trending category for images.
Reshot offers handpicked royalty free images. Images can be used for both noncommercial and commercial use. You can edit and modify the photos you download for your blog.
FoodiesFeed is great to find royalty free images for food bloggers.
FoodiesFeed has food photographers sharing their photos from all over the world under the CCO license.
Picography has royalty free photos that are high resolution.
Any of the free stock photos they offer are under the CCO license and you can use these images commercially or non commercially.
MMTStock offers photos and videos for commercial use.
MMT was founded by Jeffery Betts in 2014. All photos can be used for commercial and personal use.
SkitterPhoto has a wide variety of public domain images available. Photos range from amateur to professional quality images.
All images are under the CC0 license.
RGBStock offer’s over 100,000 free stock photos, graphics for illustrations, wallpapers and backgrounds.
PickupImage has a large selection of photographs you can download for free. The pictures are high resolution images.
Images can be searched for or are also sorted by category or tag for easy browsing.