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About quality content and images

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rodobor, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. rodobor

    rodobor Newbie

    Mar 26, 2011
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    Hi everyone!

    This is my first post so I'd like to thank you all guys for the huge amount of infos available here. BHW is a great community and it's teaching me a lot!

    I was into IM about 5-6 years ago; I experimented with pixel advertising, ppc and affiliate marketing but I didn't have a strong objective in my mind so I quit after a couple of months (as soon as one of my sites just started to monetize :p).

    Anyway...I'm back and I've been studying for a pair of months in order to refresh and absorb all the new stuff around.

    I'll be dealing mainly with white hat and my website is gonna be centered around one of my current passion/profession.
    Monetization will come from: amazon, maybe adsense and 2 or 3 quality affiliations.
    Articles will be unique (written by myself) and content carefully studied and targeted.

    My question is: would you think that I should invest in copyrighted images since the beginning or staying with free pics until the site starts?

    I ask this because I want to make this site a quality one, with nice design etc...so I'd like everything to look "professional"...

    Thanks for reading
  2. chimmychang

    chimmychang Newbie

    Mar 11, 2009
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    @rodobor <---

    A lot of blogs use "fair use" when reposting images in the form of news.

    So if your blog / site is doing a review in the context of news...

    then you really shouldn't have a problem.


    If your watermarking the images and claiming them as your own...

    then yeah I am sure people will get upset.


    You can always just use istockphoto.com as an option.

    or do a search on creative commons with flickr.com

    There really is so much you can use for free.

    Focus on your content more than the image stuff at first.

    You'll do fine!


    Hope that helps :)
  3. lacy1978

    lacy1978 Junior Member

    Jan 5, 2011
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    Before you get too far with the monetization you should check to make sure you aren't in one of the places that Amazon affiliate program has kicked to the curb.
  4. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

    May 24, 2010
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    You can never guess!
    I may say, as stated above, first start with free ones. They have lots of quality content there.
  5. losille

    losille Junior Member

    Feb 22, 2011
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    Also look for publicist that might do press releases on your subject.

    I have asked publicist to not send me press releases without art. The photos do have to have photo credit under them in most cases.