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free-stock-photos


The term stock photography is used to describe the supply of photographs often from professional photographers) that are licensed for specific uses. Stock photography is used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments instead of hiring a dedicated photographer to do a photoshoot and thus reducing costs and time significantly and still getting the images you need. Stock images can found in many place in the form of online databases, categorized and easily searchable with an easy option for the users to purchase and then directly download them, something that proves to be very convenient. When talking about stock photography we are often referring to royalty-free images, but here the word free has a bit different meaning and it is that you pay just once for the image and not every time you use it. Luckily for us there are also quite some places that do offer free (as in completely free) to use stock photos or licensed under CC license (Creative Commons) that also can be a great help for you for any web project you might be working on.

List of useful places for free stock photos:

1. flickr
This is one of the most popular photo sharing websites online and here quite a lot of the photos are free or CC licensed so you can use them in your projects without problems. No need to register to browse or download them. Flickr also offers royalty-free stock photos so be sure to carefully check the license of the photos you might consider using…

2. stock.xchng
stock.xchng is one of the biggest communities for free stock photos online — there are over 2,500,000 registered users and around 400,000 photos available online that you can browse trough and download. You need to register an account in order to be able to download the photos.

3. deviantART
DeviantART is much similar to Flickr, but the community started around the idea of users to show off their artwork and not just digital photos they made, but becoming popular worldwide you can as well find a lot of free stock photos there, just be careful to reed the usage limitations if there are such on each photo. No need to register to download the photos.

4. openphoto

5. freerange

6. stockvault

7. morguefile

8. pixel perfect digital

Here is a small list of some of the most popular places where you can get a free blog without needing to have your own domain name, hosting or to even understand anything about web design or programming. The focus of these web services is just to give you the ability to quickly and easily make your own personal blog no matter who you are, what you do or where you live. Services such as WordPress, Blogger or LiveJournal and lots more offer you to start sharing your thoughts, ideas, knowledge or even daily life with your current friends and even make some new ones. Some of these services even give you the option to monetize your blog traffic the easy way… bu just writing good articles and not having to worry about anything else than the content you make. The following free services are a good start if you are still new at blogging and are learning how to do different things and than later on you can migrate to a better platform that is hosted on your own site with full control over anything…


1. WordPress

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WordPress is a great piece of free software that you can use to build your own blog or get a free web blog WordPress.com without the need to think about hosting, domain name and even additional features. The WordPress.com’s blogging community is probably not the biggest, but it is quickly growing and you can become a part of it quickly and easily. When you register your blog you are getting a quite well built installation of the WordPress script with some features such as visitor statistics already up and running. You can easily customize the blog to suit almost your every need and even add some paid additional features if the free ones are just not enough for you. You also can fill up to 3GB with your photos so that you have more than enough space to use for any type of blog, even making a personal photo blog with a big image portfolio will be just fine.

To get a free WordPress blog…


2. Blogger

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Blogger was started by a tiny company in San Francisco called Pyra Labs in August of 1999, but later on was aquired by Google, so now Blogger is a part of Google’s big happy family and you can also become some sort of like that by making a blog there. Blogger also provides a simple way for you to make money with your blog by using Google’s AdSense program. So basically Blogger now only allows you to share your thoughts, photos, and more with your friends and the world in a form of a blog that is very flexible to personalize with themes and gadgets but even to make some money while you are writing just about anything you want and are interested in.

To get a free Blogger blog…


3. LiveJournal

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LiveJournal was one of the first services offering their users to make a blog, journal or diary. At the moment there are more than 20 million journals and communities created since the start of the service in 1999. Did you know that even the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has opened his own blog on the LiveJournal?
At LiveJournal there are few types of accounts some of wich are free and some are paid and for the paid services you just get more features and options. The Basic account type is a bit limited but is ad free, the Plus type of account is also free by is ad supported and it offers more featres. A Plus account should be ok for you should you decide to create an LJ (LiveJournal) blog, it comes with 1GB of space for uploading your images and it lacks just a few of the paid accounts extended features.

To get a free LiveJournal blog…


And a few more interesting free blog services you should take a look at:

Twitter – some sort of a short or micro blogging platform that is becoming quite popular.
Fotolog – is for making a photo blog for photographers to share their pictures online.
Blogabond – specially designed for making travel blogs with maps of your journeys.
Snapvine – gives you the opportunity for voice blogging instead of using text blogging.
Thumblogger – a specialized free adult blog hosting service, useful for adult webmasters.

backlinks-goldmine

Backlinks is the name of the incoming links you get to your website from other sites. In the search engine optimization world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page. Google for example uses the backlinks for a given website in order to decide on it’s popularity and when calculating a Page Rank (PR), thus in general more backlinks mean that your website will get a higher rating. Especially when talking about Google and their PR you should consider that there are different types of backlinks each of which has different weight. Having fewer backlinks from higher rated and popular websites my give you an advantage over a lots of backlinks from new and not popular websites. Sometimes backlinks are also called incoming links, inbound links, inlinks, and inward links, but they all refer to the same thing it is just that the term backlinks became the most popular probably thanks to Google.

And since it is quite hard to start getting good backlinks if you recently started a new blog we give you the opportunity to easily get a free backlink here. Just post a link to your blog in the comments for this topic along with a short description and it will be added in the post. We reserve the right not to include some websites if we decide they are not suitable for that! You are also welcome to link to this page on your blog, but you are not required, just have in mind that by linking to this page the backlink you get will be more helpful to you… ;)

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