There are over 100 million blogs. How do you get noticed with that type of competition? You may have some ideal content. It is original and you are able to update at least once a week. You look at your stats. Why are the people not coming? When they do drop in they do not stay. Categories relevant? Check. Tags? Not too many, not too little. What is missing?
Pictures. That is what is missing. You might say that you are not a photographer and you cannot pay to use services. You are afraid to just grab images off the web to use as your own. What is the answer? Royalty free photo services.
Free Digital Photos.net is a source to use royalty free photos for corporate and personal use. The downloaded pictures do not have watermarks. The only drawbacks to this site is the ad based downloads and the variety is limited.
FreeRange is a quality site that has a large variety. You can download high resolution photos. You also do not have to go through too many hoops to get the photos. If you are a photographer you may submit photos for others to download. You get paid a share of ad revenue. So don’t just sit on the fence start putting photos into your content.
Using photos attracts attention to your website or blog. There isn’t anything more dull than coming to a website and seeing the standard boring theme. Mostly text based posts, archive links, and maybe a calendar.
You can do better. Utilize these tools. If one of these sites don’t suit you, find one that does. It is only an example of the databases that are out there. If you use a photo and find that it doesn’t quite fit. You can always just delete it no costs incurred.