As with many bloggers, we’ve been using royalty free images for many years. Many bloggers make use of images from Flickr and we have too but you can’t always find the right image there. I’ve even made a point to take more photos of people, places and things while traveling for later use in blog posts like the one to the right.
The stock photo site we’ve been using for several years recently decided to essentially double their prices (no matter how they spin it, that’s what they did) and it prompted me to ask the excellent people I’m connected with on Twitter for their suggestions on royalty free photography and image web sites. Here is a collection of 9 such sites that were suggested via Twitter or researched by TopRank. Which leads us to our poll for the most “blogger friendly” royalty free stock photo site:
What is your favorite stock photo site for blogging?
Shutterstock.com (38%, 83 Votes)
iStockphoto.com (31%, 68 Votes)
Other - Add to comments (9%, 19 Votes)
dreamstime.com (8%, 17 Votes)
fotolia.com (8%, 17 Votes)
morguefile.com (2%, 5 Votes)
stockvault.net (2%, 4 Votes)
freedigitalphotos.net (1%, 3 Votes)
everystockphoto.com (0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 217
About the author
@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of TopRank's B2B Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.