Free Tools for Bloggers

Find Free Photos for Your Blog

Open Clip Art Library offers public domain images. Everystockphoto.com searches Flickr for free/CC photos. Openphoto.net is similar.

Yotophoto is a search engine for free-use photographs. Some of the images are public domain and others have generous Creative Commons licensing. Nearly all these photographs are free for personal and commercial use with minimal restrictions. The photo collection is still relatively small but it is growing fast. You can easily host your images at ImageShack (works just fine and cannot be simpler) or PutFile. Read more in Top 10 Places to Find Free Images For Your Blogs - About.com.

Other source for free images include Wikipedia/Wikimedia and Wellcome Images.

References:
Where to Find Free Images and Visuals for My Blog - MasterNewMedia.org.
Tips for Using Images in Blogs. Google Blogoscoped.
Wellcome Trust Releases Its Medical Images Collection Under Creative Commons Licence. Medgadget.com, 07/2007.

Really Easy Spellchecker

Spell Check.net lets you run an easy spellcheck of a whole web page (free). It is never too late to check your blog for any errors. If you use Blogger, you have an embedded spellchecker but it runs one word at a time (you have to click to advance through the text). With Spellcheck.net, you can run the whole text at once and see the misspellings on one page (just like Gmail).

Search Engine Analysis

Check your page rank on Live Pagerank or PageRank.net. You can get a more complete analysis of your website on Silktide.com.

Test your website with over 100 tools with Test Everything! (link via DownloadSquad).

References:
Google Blogoscoped
SEO Tools Directory (143 SEO Tools) - SEOcompany.ca.
"How To Find The Best Free Image/Photo/Graphics Downloads For Your Blog Posts" http://bit.ly/iq1hh
Image source: stock.xchng

Last updated: 03/30/2008

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