Now Wealthy Affiliate offers Royalty Free, Creative Commons Zero images within an advanced Content Writing tool, at no extra cost, helping you solve the problem of finding great images for your sites. Read all about it here!
This is a great new feature recently released, as an addition to WA’s already wonderful SiteContent platform, allowing website owners to select “free to use” images from a database of over 1,000,000 gorgeous, high resolution images.
Finding good free images online to use on their site can be a tedious task for blog and website owners; not to mention the main problem of attribution, which in the worst case scenario could get you involved in a legal suit for image copyright infringement.
Here Wikipedia defines copyright infringement.
This is a potential risk everyone posting images online should be aware of, but, fortunately Wealthy Affiliate is providing a worry-free option and making the entire process much easier; read on to see how it works.
Advanced Content Creation
First, allow me to explain what the SiteContent platform is, and how it benefits you as a WA member: The SiteContent platform is an advance tool available to Wealthy Affiliate Premium members to help resolve many aspects of your writing needs. It is designed to assist you in the creation of amazing content for your sites.
Whichever direction you choose to take your online Marketing biz, the content you write for your blog or site is critical for your success; that is why WA includes in their toolbox a way for content marketers, authors, and webmasters to simplify their article writing, improve precision, and maximize efficiency, while keeping all written material organized in one place. It is the ultimate writing platform for:
• Searching for and finding content
• Creating new articles
• Efficiently checking spelling and grammar
• Setting writing goals
• Tracking your writing activity
• Creating and managing writing templates
With this tool you can analyze your content structure, check for duplicate content, receive vocabulary enhancement suggestions, and automatically publish new content directly to your site. In addition, now you can add fabulous, high resolution, optimized images to your work right from this content creation platform, making your article writing professional and complete in one location.
Using the Right Images
Bloggers typically look for free images on the web for their sites, although purchasing stock pictures and illustrations is a viable option when budget permits; however, there are important considerations in regard to their proper use in both cases. There are mainly 4 types of images you can use on your sites, so let’s see which would be best for you:
• Royalty Free images – also known as RF, royalty free means you can purchase the license to use copyright material or intellectual property for a flat fee, rather than paying for each use or a limited period of time. Images labeled as RF may, or may not, be used commercially depending on the terms of purchase.
• Stock images – refer to professionally produced images usually sold on a royalty free basis by a managing agency for commercial, editorial or personal use, and exactly how these can be used is set forth by said agency’s terms.
• Your own photos – these could be your best bet if you have the right equipment, since they are your property and you are free to use them any way you like, as long as you are not taking pictures of objects subject to copyright laws, such as a work of art. However, producing your own images can be very time consuming as well.
• Creative Commons Zero – also known as CC0, these are the best kind to use if you’re on a tight budget or you won’t be coming up with your own because, not only are they free to use across the globe any way you choose, as long as it is a legal activity, but there’s no attribution problems when used commercially either.
The SiteContent Image platform at WA includes an amazing database of well over 1,000,000 CC0 images related to animals, sports, foods, locations around the world and so much more, for you to use as your heart desires.
Copy, Crop, Customize, or Whatever
Using this tool you can find the images that fit your content right from within the writing platform via a search box; there are over 1,000,000 images to choose from, and once you find what you like you can easily customize them. You can quickly crop your images and insert them any way you like into your content. In addition to the traditional square or rectangle crop, you can also crop your images as a circle, like the beautiful pictures shown here, giving you design flexibility.
Every image you use is saved in the “Recently used images” in case you wish to reuse them later. Moreover, you can upload your own images, drag and drop, or copy and paste images into the upload area from your computer or mobile device, and they will be immediately recognized and accepted, then proceed to crop, align and insert into your article any way you want. As you insert your images you have options to add alignment, formatting, links to your images, alt tags, and even easily modify them later if needed.
Optimized Images Load Faster
It should be noted the best looking images are high resolution, which means that they also represent a large load in terms of digital space added to your site; this can in turn cause your site’s loading time to increase, taking a toll on your visitor’s users experience and your search engine ranking. In fact, large image files or too many images is oftentimes the reason why some sites are very slow.
If you find high resolution images you would like to use on your sites they may not be properly compressed for speed. Moreover, WordPress is not very good at compressing images, and even plugins designed for this purpose may not be as efficient as they could. This is why the SiteContent platform has been equipped with the latest compression technology, providing you with fast loading images which will not cause your website to drag because your files are too large or not properly compressed.
When you publish your content, the sophisticated compression mechanism will automatically crunch down the size of your images while retaining their quality. This is a fantastic feature which improves website speed and efficiency, resulting in better user experience and rankings.
Get on The Winning Edge
Wealthy Affiliate holds the most comprehensive training platform, along with the most effective tools and resources available to date, as it is designed to equip you with what it takes to become profitable online. This latest addition to the SiteContent platform is one more way WA is helping its members succeed, and one more reason why all of us enjoying the benefits are happy to spread the word. In practical terms, this means as a Wealthy Affiliate Premium member you will never have to pay for blog images or search for royalty free photos online, ever again!
What’s more, the administrative team at WA is constantly working to improve all of its platforms using the latest technology, and evolving according to the newest Internet trends to maximize the results of every member of its community. Besides the official addition of images to the SiteContent platform, other important updates have been announced, such as a new 2.0 version, so we are all excited to be on the cutting edge by being part of this awesome team.
Whether a novice wanting to start your own online business,
or looking to take your existing enterprise to the next level,
Wealthy Affiliate has exactly what you need…
I thank you for reading, and I welcome your comments and questions regarding how WA is the right option for your particular work from home business needs. I invite you to reach out to me in the comment section below, or by using the contact form in this site, and I’ll surely respond promptly.
Helping you prosper,