Annapolis Web Team

The Essential Guide to Using Images Legally Online

  1. Use Public Domain Images (a.k.a. ‘No Copyright’ Images; Copyright-free images will have the Public Domain Mark 1.0 or the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Mark.

    Public domain images do not require any citation.

    You can obtain public domain images on sites like Wikimedia Commons and Flickr Commons.

  2. Use Creative Commons Images

    Another great (and free) source of photos are images with Creative Commons licenses.

    Photos with a CC license may require attribution.

  3. These photographs are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication.*** This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.  However, some photos may require attribution. I advise you to do your own research and determine how these images can be used.


Stats/Analytics For 

Use this link to learn about your pages performance at any given time. You can select any date range and see how our site has performed during that time period.

  The metrics I've pulled from Google Analytics are: 

  • pages viewed during time frame you've selected;
  • unique pages viewed;
  • number of sessions (visitors to our website);
  • % of desktop, mobile and tablet devices our site have been accessed from (pie chart);
  • pageviews vs. sessions (graph);
  • the most popular pages on our website and their URLs (table);
  • websites/search engines and how many times our users came from each of them (table);
  • browsers our site has been viewed with (pie chart);
  • keywords (search terms) users were entering in our search engine to find information on our website (table);
  • keywords (search terms) users were entering in search engines on other sites - to find information on our site (table).