Here’s Your Opportunity to Start Something Awesome: Join #MBUstorm Blogging Challenge!


Image: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain). Starting out is tough… We all have lots of great ideas “we wish we could do” but they keep piling up waiting for when we have enough time.

12 of the Best Guides and Sources for Free Stock Images

Webbiquity SMM

Courtney Seiter helpfully reviews more than 50 sources for free blog images, from Buffer’s own Pablo tool to some of the popular tools mentioned below to unique sources like Dreamstime , IM Free , Public Domain Pictures , BigFoto and Foter.

Rough Guide: How to create visual content for social media with ease

Lucy Hall

Most of the time you’d don’t need to attribute the work to the photographer and the images are very high quality by far the easiest to search and best to use is – Pixabay is a public domain image library of high quality images that are copyright free.

5 Places To Get Free Images For Your Blog

Small Business Mavericks

Sometimes they include images that are not for commercial use or in the public domain. Blogging for Small Business creative commons free images free photos images photos public domain It is becoming increasingly more important to include images with your blog posts. If you have a desire to add images to your blog posts, here are 5 sources where you can get free images.

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. Public Domain.

Where to Find Free Images Online


Public Domain Archive. Public Domain Archive. Public Domain Images are bloggers who have curated all the images in the public domain they’ve come across in one handy place.

The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

Is your profile public? Unfortunately, the photo has been dramatically and digitally altered, distributed, and now widely available on the public domain. Guest post by Jenelle Conner. I am a social media advocate. It’s where I work.

Creating Great Video Without the “Shoot”

Waxing UnLyrical

Maybe the National Archives has some great public domain footage that would work well for your project. . Guest post by Sue O’Hora. Video is a wonderful tool for telling a compelling story.

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Business Lessons Learned From a Speaking Gig Gone Bad

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Wikimedia Commons ( public domain ). Nine days from today, I won’t be getting dropped off at Dulles Airport, waiting in line to get through security, or boarding an airplane to fly to Egypt. Walk like an Egyptian… not.

Start-Up Marketing and Yourself: Don’t be a Swiss Army Knife

Waxing UnLyrical

If you spoke at a party the way most businesses speak to the public, no one would know who you were after you left. Image: Jonas Bergsten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Imagine you’re at a party. And imagine you’re a people person (if you aren’t already).

Permission to Be Human

Waxing UnLyrical

Btw, please head to this (public) status update on my Facebook profile and save/share these emergency preparedness tips, especially if you are/know someone in Irma’s path. Image: Comovnhuting , Princess Diana’s signature [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Thursday Roundup: Twitter Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Pasquale D’Silva [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Social media platforms will come and go; but I truly believe that if any recent platform has had a dramatic impact on how we communicate, it’s Twitter.

The Future Of Books And Publishing

Twist Image

Along with starting one of the most interesting open source projects, LibriVox (for audio books based on books in the public domain), Hugh also works on book and publishing start-ups. Episode #279 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I wish more people would read (more) books.

Top 3 Employer Review Websites Of 2013


Apart from the reviews left by former and current employees about a particular company, job seekers can also read about high-profile businessmen and company CEOs directly in the public domain section. Searching for a good employment position is no easy feat.

Marketing Must Adapt To The New Reader

Twist Image

The book was available for free from Project Gutenberg (it still is, along with an amazing array of books in the public domain that have all been digitized). From the article: "According to the Pew Research Center 's Internet & American Life Project , more than eight in ten Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. public domain. public library.

Is Amazon reading this blog?

The Way of the Web

September 29th, 2010 · View Comments On Monday I wrote about the future of libraries , and how digital sharing and sampling are legally enabled either by open works (Public Domain or Creative Commons), or that retailers will have a vested interest in allowing sampling.

Protecting Your Online Privacy: How to Keep Your Online Activity Private from Pirates, Hackers and Marketers

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Of course, it is safest to assume that all of your internet information and activities are in the public domain and that one must take steps to curtail those that you don’t want publicized. If possible, avoid entering critical passwords when using publicly accessible computers.

How Rich Answers Provide a New Approach to SEO

Convince & Convert

Answers provided by Google: Often public domain info, but sometimes from licensed data. Image via On Wednesday the 21st of October, I published the results of our latest study on Google’s Rich Answers.

How to Gather Fan Feedback on Social Media

Convince & Convert

Not all fans following your company on social media will be open to leaving public and detailed feedback via comments or replies. This takes the conversation out of the public domain. Image via

Does Too Much Technology Make Us Bored?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image by Emiichann (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Last week I had to take my MacBook Pro in to the Apple store.

New Year… New data-driven resolutions


Conversations have been moved from the public domain to private channels in hope to gather all conversations (via Twitter, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Whatsapp, Web, etc.)

Like Stuff On Facebook? Say Cheese, You're An Ad!

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Like Stuff On Facebook? Public domain or not? Matt felt that since anything we post is in the “public domain,&# it’s fair game.

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How Bloggers Can Benefit From Google’s Rich Answers


Also displayed at the top of the page, above the organic results, these are answers drawn from official data or public domain sites such as Wikipedia. By digital marketing expert Jim Stewart of StewART Media. We’ve always been told that the aim for our blog posts is to be number one.

5 Tips to Avoid Lawsuits When Blogging


Indeed under the privacy law you are not allowed to publish any private facts that do not fall into the public domain. For instance you will not be able to speak about the sexual orientation of a person (even if it is true) on your blog if it has not been revealed publicly.

Why I’ll Keep Growing My Private Link Network After Google’s “Crackdown”

Viper Chill

That may seem small, but I admit it’s fairly substantial since we have almost 2,000 domains in our network. You may be wondering why I (well, me and Diggy) would put so much money into domains for building a network of our own websites. Stay Away from Public Domain Auctions.

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The Twitter Test

Twist Image

It's success and how much attention it receives in the public domain. I've been thinking a lot about Twitter lately. Beyond Twitter's dramatic growth and the buzz that still surrounds it, it's becoming an increasingly important place to be because as people used to " Google " one another to find out what they're about, you may note that a Twitter profile ranks fairly close to the top of the organic search results. What does this mean?

Google Penalizes Copyright Infringers: Are You At Risk?


You can also use material that’s available in the public domain. It is really important to identify what works come under public domain and which don’t. Public domain materials include federal government documents and materials produced before 1923. If material was produced between 1923 and 1978 without a copyright notice it is also considered to be in the public domain. You can learn more about the public domain here.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #87

Twist Image

In addition to being funny, it does raise a really good point about the legal issues around claiming something that's effectively in the public domain." Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

The Other Side Of Privacy

Twist Image

The other side of privacy is knowing and understanding that whatever you put online is now in the public domain. You can't throw a rock and not hit a concern about privacy and the use of our data online. This is a huge concern because us Marketers have screwed it up so royally over the years. From a lack of permission and abuse to security breaches and scams. It's so bad that government plays an active role in deciding what can and can't be done (yes, lawmakers).

8 Ways To Score That Elusive Entry Level Marketing Position

Twist Image

Whether or not it's "fair play" for a recruiter to be looking at Social Media is not the point, this information is in the public domain, so shine the best light possible on yourself. It used to be that you had to subscribe (and pay big money) to get that kind of information via the industry trade publications. industry trade publication. It's probably the most frequently asked question that people looking for work ask.

Monday Roundup: Knocking Down Silos

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: jasongillman via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain. One of the biggest roadblocks to effective integrated communications is the existence of silos within an organization.

Aggregation and curation: two concepts that explain a lot about digital change

NOcontent makes its way from its creator to the public without aggregation. Publishers’ aggregation and curation created their brand, and their brand (in most cases) was intended to communicate meaning to retailers, librarians, and reviewers, not to the public! Even as sophisticated a retailer at Barnes & Noble will present multiple duplicate entries of a public domain scan from Google to an ebook search for a Shakespeare play.

Cooks Source: How to Avoid an Unnecessary Crisis

Dave Fleet

But honestly Monica, the web is considered “public domain&# and you should be happy we just didn’t “lift&# your whole article and put someone else’s name on it!

ReCAPTCHA – It’s Like CAPTCHA, But Helping The World


Millions of people are actually taking part in decoding old books so that they can be a part of the public domain, and most of them don’t even know it! I’ll be upfront here. ReCAPTCHA has been around for quite a while.

15 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Writtent Blog

In addition to images of landmarks and places, there are plenty of public domain images, videos, and audio files. The ancient saying that a picture is worth 1000 words comes as no surprise to content marketers.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #135

Twist Image

"Reams have been written about the death of programmer and public domain activist Aaron Swartz , who faced federal prosecution for downloading a few million academic journal articles. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Why Embedding Images Rule

Small Business Mavericks

The other option is to search for free public domain images, which can be time consuming. Getty Images just announced that you can search for and embed images on your blog or website. Attribution is automatically credited when you do so, but the benefit (one of them) is that you don’t have to pay for the image. You also don’t have to worry about copyright infringement. Permission to use is already granted. There are lots of reasons why you might want to embed images.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #143

Twist Image

There are enough books in public domain to make a project like this a reality without needing the whole e-commerce component. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #224

Twist Image

Anyway, Mitch and I both had stake in the earlyish days of podcasting: Mitch had been doing his Six Pixels podcast for a while; and LibriVox was just growing into the public domain audiobook mid-sized-ish podcasting juggernaut. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

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