Best Stock Photo Sites to Use for Your Facebook PPC Ads and Facebook Pages
Now we’ll let you in on a few of our favorite stock photo sites!
If you don’t want to mess around with attributions and licensing rights, or you don’t have the patience to sift through free sites (which often include some pretty amateur-ish photos alongside their professional ones), you may want to use a paid stock photo site.
Here are a few of our favorites.
My personal favorite for paid stock photos, istockphoto offers a huge selection of high-quality images at very reasonable prices.
You usually won’t need a really high-quality image for your Facebook ads. Just be sure to choose images that stand out, grab your attention, and convey a positive emotion.
You purchase credits which count towards downloads – for a Facebook ad or a basic image for your website, you can get away with a 2 credit image, which will cost you a little less than $4 per picture. (I remember when you could get photos on this site for just over $1 each! But $4 is reasonable given the current market).
If you need large quantities of images, you can purchase more credits; and the more credits you buy, the less each individual credit costs you.
If you require large numbers of extremely high-quality images, Shutterstock may be a good choice for you. They offer a subscription service whereby you can download up to 25 images per day for a set fee. It’s not cheap: So if you aren’t needing large quantities of images, istockphoto is probably a better bet for you.
You can choose to download on a pay as you basis if you prefer, however each download will cost you a whopping $19.
Free stock photo sites are treasure troves for active bloggers & Facebook marketers. Whenever possible, include a photo with your Facebook updates. Posts that include photos generate more impressions, Likes, Comments, and shares.
These guys advertise themselves as a search engine for photos. They pull in free photos from across the web that are available for digital and print use.
In many cases, you will need to include attribution. Please give credit where it’s due.
Excellent site for high-quality corporate-type images. The only downfall is that downloaded images must retain a Free Pixels link. This isn’t a bit deal, really. Most people aren’t paying much attention to that aspect of your photo. It’s the image that grabs them.
Given the macabre name of this site, I was at first hesitant to visit it. However upon learning that the name actually references a common term used in the newspaper business, I got up the nerve to try it.
What I like about this site is that all images are completely free to alter and use, and no attributions are necessary. You may have to sift through some amateur photos, but there are lots of professional-looking options as well.
If you’re feeling brave, give them a shot.
(link to: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net)
I only recently discovered this one, but it’s quickly growing to be a top contender for me. They offer many fairly high quality images, and only ask that you link back to the photographer’s profile. A small price to pay for a great (free!) image.
A great image is the #1 method to increasing your CTR (click-thru-rate) for your Facebook Ads and Facebook Page posts. It’s worth investing some time and effort into finding the images that bring you results.
Increase your CTR by learning what our research shows about how to choose the right images for your Facebook ads!
Do you have fun with images too? Visit these sites, browse the millions of options, test a few, and let me know how it goes by commenting in the box below.
ALSO – if you have a great resource we’ve neglected to mention, please link to it in the comments below. THANKS!