Pictures are essential to building a website; pictures are an easy quick way for search engines to index your site. Each individual picture uploaded to the World Wide Web has a unique url specified to it, basically every time you upload a photo to your site you increase your web authority and site rank. You’re working on building your website or blog up right? Creating unique niche seo content, trying to somehow increase your web traffic every time you crack open the laptop, managing your domain names, hosting services, learning the next best webmaster strategy, all while juggling everything else in your life. It can be hard figuring out how to manage your time as a beginning internet marketer. Which is why finding the best tools to automate your website building is crucial to creating effective but efficient web material. Flickr is my go to tech tool for pictures; it’s a quick and easy way to get FREE PHOTOS you can use on your website. If you don’t know about Flickr don’t worry it’s not the next Instagram or Pintrest, although if you were interested using stock photos to lie about your vacation to “Hawaii” then Flickr could help increase some likes on the old IG. No but in all seriousness people might not know it yet, but Flickr is the next big thing in photography. Flickr is a platform that has millions of photos available for viewing, licensing, and just straight up FREE commercial use. Basically, there’s this thing called the Creative Commons or CC and their movement is to free images and other creative content from the clutches of copyrights. When an image is licensed as CC then it becomes public domain which means it’s available to anyone in the world for free, if not to use simply to view. Flickr’s platform has the largest selection of Creative Commons photos in the world and their easy-to-use layout lets you filter through which photos require attribution, and which ones are downloadable and usable for commercial purposes. Literally ANYTHING that you can think of there’s probably a commercial usable photo of it on Flickr. Every picture I’ve uploaded to my professional websites and blogs are from Flickr. I suggest creating a folder on your computer with the name of your website on it so you can quickly access downloaded photos relevant to your site. Really go all out with Flickr too and use it to your full advantage, there’s huge advantages in using unique images on your site. Just like with most types of marketing approaching your image marketing with a relevant but unique perspective is the best way to go. Say your website is about frogs right, just because who on the internet doesn’t like animals right? Anyway don’t be that guy and use the first image result after you enter frogs in the search bar, likely there’s already multiple sites out there dedicated to frogs using that photo. Take the minimal amount of time it takes to scroll down and find the image that really fits you, your site, article, or post because it’s the uniqueness of the image that will make it stand out to not only the search engines but to your audience as well. Flickr is a yahoo based website and yahoo just lost a search battle to Google, you can expect to see an integration of search pattern between Google and Yahoo, great right? What about for advertisers and marketers? Actually yeah this I’m gonna call search merger makes keyword research (the most important phase of seo) even easier for the masses. Join Yahoo’s advertising platform and also dig this sweet discount link Advertise on Yahoo Gemini. Use promo code YAHOOADS for a $50 credit. Sign up today!