Here at the Rainmaker Institute, we produce a lot of content. And all that content — whether it’s created for us or for clients — must have a compelling visual in order to engage followers and improve SEO. Research shows that including a quality image can double the engagement on social media!
It’s also important to use different images with every post, so finding a rich resource of free images to use on social media and blogs is indispensible. Paying for each new image would be cost-prohibitive, but thanks to the Buffer blog, we have a list of 37 websites where you can find free images to use.
We don’t want to keep this great list to ourselves, so here goes:
- Free Digital Photos
- Free Images
- Free Range Stock
- Free Photos Bank
- IM Free
- Public Domain Pictures
- Ancestry Images
- Death to The Stock Photo
- Little Visuals
- New Old Stock
- Wikimedia Commons
Photo search sites that allow you to search public domain photos:
- Can We Image
- Creative Commons Search
- Google Advanced Image Search
- Every Stock Photo
- Image Finder
Sites that have tools to allow you to customize your free photos and add text to create new designs:
Check out these useful sites to see which ones you like best — some require registration to access their free photos and some limit the number of free photos you receive. Some have search functions while others do not. All of them seem to have cat photos, so you’re good to go there.
One of the secret tools of Internet marketing for attorneys is the power of having a targeted blog. In 2013, inbound marketing firm Hubspot released a report based on a marketing benchmark study of 7,000 companies and found that when it comes to blogging:
Companies that blog 15+ times per month get five times more traffic than firms with no blog.
B2B companies that blog at least twice a month get 70% more leads from their websites than firms with no blog.
Companies that increase their blogging from 3-5 times per month to 5-8 times per month almost double their leads.
Here’s what you’ll discover when you read this report:
- 7 ways that blogging can help your law practice
- How to create your blog strategy
- 10 ways to build an audience for your blog
- 4 sources of information for writing blog posts
- And much more!