Grab a newspaper and flip to any page. What’s the first thing you noticed?
I bet you it was an image. The visual interest immediately grabs your attention and keeps you looking at the page longer.
The same thing happens when someone visits your website. People prefer pictures over text and images help grab their attention and keep them on your site longer.
- It’s hard to find non-sucky free images online.
- People keep using the same, generic stock photos all over the web.
Here are 20 places to find free images for your website. I’ve included some options that are a little off the beaten path so that your website doesn’t drown in the sea of sameness.
10. Life of Pix
13. Jay Mantri
16. New Old Stock
20. Get Refe
Tip: When you download images from these sites, they are going to be H U G E. Edit the images and reduce their size before uploading them to WordPress. Otherwise, those mega images are going to slow down your site, which is bad for your website visitors and search engine rankings.
Did I miss your favorite site for free images? Leave it in the comments.