Getty Images vs Creative Commons and Privacy: What Bloggers Need to Know


Let’s review some of the most important clauses in the terms of the embed feature and we’ll do this by comparing this with another very popular image source (images under a Creative Commons license) for bloggers. Wikimedia Commons.

How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change. Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising costs might increase.

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13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Buffer Social

Licensing: Free (public domain) & Creative Commons. Price range: Public domain & Creative Commons. Licensing: Public domain & Creative Commons. Licensing: Creative Commons. Licensing: Creative Commons.

12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity SMM

To help you be efficient and find great collections of free or low-cost images, here are links to six excellent image sources along with guides to and reviews of dozens more free image sites.

The 4-1-1 on the (Not So) New Marketing Trend: Influencer Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

Big consumer brands can rely on big-name celebrities for promoting their brands because they can afford the high-dollar cost and, also, because it works. Image by ElisaRiva via Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons. Guest Post by Dawn Buzynski.

Career Development Tips for the 2018 Professional

Waxing UnLyrical

Think of the cost of gas traveling for interviews, new work clothes and printing costs. Image: Alexis Brown via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Makeda Waterman.

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Trust Me, I’m a Communicator

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However, it is common that people find themselves unable to make that kind of decision and therefore may “go along” until they can find another source income. Image: rawpixel via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by John Friedman.

Inspiring Communications: What You Make Is Not What You Do

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: via Unsplash , Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by John Friedman. Inspiring communications focuses people on the real value in your products or services.

Where to Get Awesome Free Images for Your Social Media (Without Stealing Them)

agora pulse

If you pay for all those images, that cost is going to eat up your marketing budget. CC0 (Creative Commons Zero). Flickr Commons. You could spend hours browsing the weird, wonderful, and vintage images on Flickr Commons.

Prospecting for new clients with social media

Photo by mkhmarketing / Creative Commons BY. As the result, social media is bringing new leads and can reduce up to 45 percent of marketing costs. Bootstrapping your startup? Don’t know where to find new customers? Social media is your best friend. Post by Michael Gorman.

Bad Grammar Can Affect Your Brand, Your Career, Your Company


Who knows how much it’s costing you in lost readers, lost opportunities, and lost business? Photo credit: Infomatique (Flickr, Creative Commons). If you can’t write or spell worth a damn, your career can be adversely affected.

Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Developers: Use Your Skills In The Fight Against Diabetes!

SocMed Sean

Photo courtesy of RRix on Flickr via Creative Commons. Reduce the cost of care without compromising the quality and delivery of care. I am a sucker for a challenge…almost to a fault. I just can’t walk away from a good opportunity to wrap my brain around a problem.

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15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writtent Blog

Just use the websites below to begin discovering and downloading cost-free content in seconds! Creative Commons Search. Aside from just image search, you can use it to access Creative Commons music, media and video files. Wikimedia Commons. Creativity 103.

#measurePR Recaps: March-May 2018

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On how nonprofits can justify the use of paid advertising to donors: A3: In order for #nonprofits to reach the people they intend to help, it should be understood that it costs. A2: from @mikefalkow Your gut may be very creative, but it can’t beat actual data #measurepr.

Our Industry, Your Answers: Breaking Down the 2018 JOTW Communications Survey

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to saying goodbye to agencies, respondents noted three main reasons in descending order for the dismissal: cost (79%), service (50%) and results (40%). Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Scott Kaminski.

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The Case for Nonprofit Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Most successful stories are moral—they teach us how to live, whether explicitly or implicitly, and bind us together around common values. What’s the so-called donor acquisition cost? Image: David Kennedy via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Mike Connell.

The Launch Ticker = Awesome Way to Get Your Tech News Fix


Watsi is Kiva for low-cost/high-impact medical treatments; Watsi & 3rd party nonprofits like Partners in Health verify cases, which come via its medical partners (strong reputation & 3 yr-history of providing reliable care); 100% of donation funds treatment – HN discussion Link 5:33PM.

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What’s the ROI of Social Media Silence?

Akamai Marketing

Exactly how does that help increase sales, develop brand awareness, decrease customer service costs or any of the other goals you’ve set forth? Image courtesy of Copyright Brian Robert Marshall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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Collaborating and Investing in Green Innovations | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

For example, the transportation industry is continually looking into new travel routes and alternative forms of fuel that will enable to not only reduce cost but also reduce their carbon footprint. Two main groups have formed over the past couple years: Eco-Patent Commons and Green Xchange.

Free Culture and Attention as Currency

Waxing UnLyrical

At almost zero cost, an individual can change the world. Image: Loius Volant on Flickr, Creative Commons.

Picture This

Social Media Marketing

There are a number of great resources that are either low-cost or free: Flickr The grand-daddy of all image sites. I'm not a lawyer (I don't even play one on TV), but I can tell you that many online images are covered by a Creative Commons license. What's Creative Commons ?

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Common Creativity: Understanding the Rules and Rights Around “Free” Images on the Web


Image by Jayel Aheram, licensed under Creative Commons Sites offering free copyright images are gaining in popularity throughout the blogging and web design communities alike, but they are by no means created equal. Enter: the world of Creative Commons licenses.

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The Importance of Good Images

Proactive Report

You can use images tagged as Creative Commons on Flickr. Or find a good source of interesting and creative images, like Fotolia. So there is an array of creative, interesting stuff to use and the cost is much more reasonable than other image sites or agencies.

Resources for Small Staff Associations


Google Analytics Academy –learn Google Analytics for free at your own pace, and even get certified if you want (certification costs I think $50). CC Search lets you search images with Creative Commons licenses across a number of different sites.

Facebook Marketing: Now Available! | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

You learn about creating an ad, setting a budget, selecting cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-impressions (CPM), discovering your target audience, and using Facebook Insights (analytics).

My Obsession: The Consumption of Information

Justin Levy

It’s free or very low cost learning. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Daring PR Professionals and the Lawyers Who Love Them: A Primer for Avoiding Legal Problems

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Contrary to popular belief, lawyers do not enjoy making your job harder by nixing your creative campaign ideas. We’re just trying to protect you from risks you might not even realize exist—the kinds of risks that can cost a client or your own company a lot of money.

More Than a Stepping Stone – the Mid-Size City Becomes a PR Career Destination

Social Media Strategery

Image used under Creative Commons license. Steve: Beyond the lower cost of living, how has your firm and other KC firms made that mid-size city attractive to talent who may have their sights set on one of those big cities?

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Automation in Public Relations Measurement: Yea/Nay?

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Image: Tinkerbots via Flickr , Creative Commons Tools are beginning to do a solid job with the most mind-numbing parts of research (i.e., But if you’re not one of those fortunate brands, consider using higher-quality (probably lower-cost) human coding.

Being Blocked from the Social Web

Justin Levy

It costs a lot! by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Looking Good: Simple Ways to Create Sensational Blog Images


This guest post is by Jo Gifford of Cherry Sorbet Creative. I love to use Picnik , an online image editor which is currently free in premium form until April when it is fully taken over by Google Creative kit. Both Picnik and the new Creative Kit in Google + allow images to be re-sized, effects added (including saturated and lomo effects), the inclusion of frames such as polaroids, and the addition of text too. Creative Commons search.

Weekly Roundup: Measurement Matters

Waxing UnLyrical

How much does a house cost? Image: Sebastian Niedlich via Flickr , Creative Commons Thanks so much for stopping by WUL!

How to Write a Blog Post in 30 Minutes

Writtent Blog

For true insight into my typical creative process, here’s how I get a blog article done in 30 minutes: 0-2 Minutes: Think about what you’re doing: First things first: Is your head really wrapped around what you’re going to cover in this post? Resist the temptation at all costs.

Tips for Eating Healthy While Workshifting

Justin Levy

Save on the cost of a couple cookies and make a small donation to charity. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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How To Start a Blog in 7 Days


Furthermore, it’s common that guest posts are rejected. On the bright side, my advice didn’t cost you a dime. Here are some great options: Creative Commons Search. They include Flickr, Google Image, and Wikipedia Commons.

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Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Free or low cost calls over the internet with ability to record and conference. Will you connect with others at low cost? You can also share find photos of other’s you can use under a creative commons license. Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media.

The Content Producer’s Copyright Checklist


My bare-bones rulebook for using other people’s content looks like this: Only use content that’s identified explicitly as being available for reuse under the creative commons or open content licenses. Alternatively, you might use the Open Content license, which licenses content “in a manner that provides users with the right to make more kinds of uses than those normally permitted under the law – at no cost to the user.&#.

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Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Shareholders wanted reduced operating costs to increase their profit and dividend, which meant reducing headcount and automating processes. –Sean *Wall Street image courtesy of ToonariPost on Flickr via Creative Commons.

How to Integrate Stock Into Your Social Feeds (Without Anyone Noticing!)


We’re talking unique stock visuals to expand your creative strategy on social media, dynamic footage and animations to level-up your videos, and on-brand audio that gives your post a little extra oomph! But now, stock assets are a lot more creative and versatile than you think.

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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Yosemite


19 Unexpected Sources of Inspiration – Whether you need to boost your creativity, learn something new, or just smile, here’s what we’ve been sharing with each other lately to inspire us to push ourselves. Get creative with your photos.

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Celebration and Donation

Justin Levy

If you could spare the cost of a coffee or two for Laura’s birthday to help these children, I would be extremely grateful and I know Laura will be too. by Justin Levy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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Ten Ways to Turbocharge Your E-Mails

Buzz Marketing for Technology

And it costs you only one or two extra words. About DLM | Creative Commons, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use | Submit an Article | Advertise | RSS. Subscribe via RSS. Subscribe via Email. Welcome to Dumb Little Man.

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6 Laws Every Blogger Needs to Obey so they Don’t Get Sued


If you’re dealing with somebody who doesn’t care what you think, then you’ll need to weigh the cost of pursuing legal action. Use Creative Common images: Another great source to look for free images is to visit the Creative Commons photos on Flickr. These photos do not have copyright restrictions, but are usually based upon a few Creative Common attributes, like “share,” “modify,” or “non-commercial use.”