As a webmaster with dozens of commercial WordPress sites and blogs I’m always looking for royalty free sources of high quality stock photos and images to use in my articles: also use them in my SEO theme as headers and thumbnail images which are used on thousands of sites (these have to be public domain images, no copyright restrictions at all).
I have a bunch of image sites bookmarked, but can never seem to find the right stock photo sites bookmark when I need it: I have too many bookmarks, too many bookmarks :-)
Free Stock Photo and Image Sites
Note: I have no plans to add more free stock photo sites.
Example Pixabay Images
Other Free Stock Photo Sites
To the plethora of website owners who keep emailing for a free backlink from this webpage to their stock photo websites.
I run an SEO consulting business and understand how important dofollow backlinks are. In 15+ years as an SEO consultant I’ve NEVER received an email asking for a free backlink (I’ve received thousands of emails asking for free links) which resulted in me editing an article to add a suggested link: you are wasting your time asking for a link to your stock photo website.
I ONLY add links from articles when it either makes sense from an SEO perspective (like the dofollow Pixabay, Pexel etc… links above) or there is some other direct benefit.
David Law : Freelance SEO Consultant