Best tools to find relevant images for your content.

March 30, 2017

Use Google Search Tools to search for images labeled for reuse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ0wWktluF4

When it comes to sharing your content onto the social networks, it is no surprise that the accompanying imagery has a big impact in terms of engagement. Buffer suggest that posts containing images generate 39% higher engagement than those without.

Where then can you go to find relevant images that add value to your content? 

Below I have listed a few helpful tools that are readily available to use with minimal design experience:

  • Canva – free web-based tool (with additional premium features) easy to use for someone without design skills creating brilliant on-brand images that you can share onto social.
  • Pablo – an extension of Buffer, invigorates quotes and short snippets of text from your content into thought provoking pictures. 
  • Over – great app for creating custom social media graphics on your tablet/smartphone (fee to download app in appstore). 
  • PiktoChart – perfect to creating infographics to align your insights (free with premium options). 
  • Snappa – create compelling icons/graphics that are easily resizable for sharing on each social network (free with premium features).

If however, you would prefer to use images already created and purposed for reuse, I would recommend: 

  • Flickr – provides access to online galleries which you can embed into your content.
  • Google Images – see the video below providing a set-by-set walk through on how to search for content that has been “labelled for reuse” – providing access to an enormous repository of images that you can share with your content.

The only remark I have is that you keep selected images relevant to each of your posts as it will maximise the quality of engagement. 

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