Search isn’t limited to Google web search, oh no.
YouTube is the second largest search engine, and obviously focuses on video.
If you want to look for GIFs on Google, you need to add the keyword ‘GIF’ to your search, or use the ‘Animated’ option under Images > Search Tools > Type.
Finding Images For Content Creation
There are many ways to find images to use in content you publish. It’s important to be aware of copyright issues that may arise from using images you’re not allowed to. Searching for images with a Creative Commons license will unearth resources you can freely use, depending on the license.
Good places to find images you can use include:
search.creativecommons.org searches other websites for assets that match the creative commons license of your choice.
Compfight does something very similar, but has an interface that keeps you on compfight.com, which in my opinion gives you a better user experience.
Which Animated GIF Search Engine Is The Best?
The answer depends on the results you get.
Here are some GIF Search Engines and good places to find GIFs:
Giphy – the first “GIF Search Engine”.
Gifly – is a nice and clean site that features GIFs that are searchable by tag, but you have to skip through images one-by-one.
GIFBin has GIFs with popularity scores, so you can find animations that are likely to perform well alongside your other content.
GIFSoup allows you to not only search for GIFs, but also to create them from YouTube videos. This is a good way of porting video content to a slightly different medium.
Reddit r/gifs is another place full of user-submitted content. Good GIFs can often be found in comments on conversation threads.
Enjoy having fun with GIFs!