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Finding free photograph directories to use in Hubpages
Here are some of my other hubpages that new hubbers may wish to read
Free photo directories and using photos to boost hubpages traffic
Free photo directories for hubpages
So where do I get free photos for my hubs?
The above question of free photos is probably the most asked question for those new to hubpages. I have to say that in my learning here at hubpages I have found that alot of my generic traffic comes from the google images search engine.
It is a fact that those hubbers with large numbers of photos in their hubs consistently get thousand of visitors a day by using the text section of the photo capsule in their web2.0 hubpages.
The reason that hubpages is so successful in the search engines may be attributed to the fact that 2.0 websites are based on pictures and video.I conducted an experiment with my hub about jetski's ( see http://hubpages.com/hub/Best -Jet-Ski )and found that more traffic was arriving through the photo search. In most cases of a google search, you will see a picture which is selected to be relating to your search.
So this shows that the hubpages community is active in using photos to boost their hubpages relevance in the search engines.
If we think as a customer or visitor, we want to see some sort of picture of the product we are intending to buy through hubpages.This simple hubpages trick increases the relevance of your writing by sowing that the picture is also linked to your keywords.
So where do we get these free photos in order to improve the search engine rank of our hubpages. The answer is simple visit the free photo directories below to get photos relevant to your hubpages. In some cases permission is needed to use the photos and it is necessary to always read the terms and conditions of use for each free photo directory.
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Dreamstime free photo directory
- Dreamstime - Download Free Stock Images and Photos
This site has a free phots section, but also has a huge number of images at reasonable prices if you want your hubpages to be unique
Morguefile Free Photo Directory
- morgueFile free photos for creatives by creatives
Morguefile.com free stock photos are hugh resolution and great content for hubpages
- Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you
Photogen Free Photos Library
- FREE Stock Photos and Images - Photogen
Free photos from the Photogen library of stock photos and images - search and download free stock photos in high resolution of animals, agriculture, architecture, backgrounds, concepts, nature, transport, travel and destinations, business and industr
Stck Free Photo Community - Free Membership
- stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site
stock photography community - browse our huge gallery for high quality stock photos or share yours with others.
My favourite site for free photos
- Wikimedia Commons
A collection of extremely rare historical photography.Great for hubpages
A free photo directory with some flair
- Copyright-Free Photo Archive: Public Domain Photos and Images
Copyright-free photo archive containing the largest community-indexed collection of free, public domain images and photos.
A great resource for free travel photos
- PD Photo - Free Photos And Pictures (public domain, stock pictures, wallpaper, royalty free, clip ar
Mostly travel photos from around the US
A Great free photo directory for Clipart images for hubpages and web design
- 5000 Free Stock Photos
A great resource for web design.Loads of Clipart pics
Great for hubbers writing about naything and everything US based
- Uncle Sam's Photos - Stock Photo Collections
UncleSamsPhotos.com - A directory of the US Government's free stock photo sites
This site is mainly a mini directory of some additional Free Photo sites
A mini directory for a variety of web apllications needing photos.May be worth a look for hubbers.
See below for example of pictures on this site
Some great high resolution pictures.See below for an example.
Free high resolution photos
What do I do when I find a photo I want to use ?
The best thing about hubpages is that you can copy and paste code from different places without having to actually learn how the code works.So for a beginner to hubpages, it is extremely easy and quick to master the function of the capsules on your hubpage design and layout.
When you have opened a picture that you want to use, all you need to do is right click on the photo and a window will open on your page. At the bottom of this window, you will notice it says "properties".If you now click on properties, another window will open. In this window will be some text descibing the location of the picture on the world wide web and it will end in ".jpg" and will usually have the word image in it somewhere.
Now we want to highlight this text to copy it.If we left click our mouse twice, it will usually highlight all the text to copy. Now right click again once it is highlighted and the word copy will appear. Click on the word copy and it will copy the code location of the image into memory.
You are now reay to return to your hubpage design and open a photo capsule.In the photo capsule is an option to use an image from your own computer or from the internet. The code from your free photo directory is now ready to be inserted once you have selected the option from the web.
Right click in the blank space for the code and click on "paste". The code that you copied will now show in the blank space. Now all you need do is click upload image and wait a short while for the image to show in the capsule. You can now add any text you like to describe your free photo. Its as easy as that at hubpages.