Many people are not aware that you can do a google reverse image search.
So, what is a google reverse image search?
Google reverse image search, lets you search on an image and find related images, your search may include:
- Similar images
- The website that contains these images
- Other sizes of the image you searched with
What compatible browsers can you do this with?
You can do this on most browsers such as:
Now, this gets interesting when you doing research, for example, suppose you want to do some research on someone in your niche to see what sites, social profiles etc they have.
How to do the google images search
To do the search first open a tab in chrome or Firefox and click the icon for google images.
This will then display the below, you can then select what option you wish to do. We will use the option to drag and drop an image.
And then open another tab and head over to Amazon and do a search say on email marketing. Here the top search is for The 1-Page Marketing Plan.
From here we can then click on the title of the book to check the author
Click the author’s name, which we can see is Allan Dib, this brings up the author’s profile and his picture.
Next, we need to left-click on the image and keeping the mouse pressed drag it over to the google images tab.
Still keeping the left mouse pressed then drag the image down to the search option on google images search, then let go it may take a few seconds for google then to show the search results.
Looking at the results
Looking at the results I got you can see that this image appears in a few different locations including LinkedIn.
This can be quite valuable for research purposes…
Looking for images for your blog posts
Another use for google images is if we see an image on a blog post we like we can see where this image came from. The below image is from my own post. If I right-click the image and choose the option to open the image in another tab (using chrome for this example, I’ve used an image from my website).
After right-clicking and choosing the option to open the image in a new tab it will then bring the image up in a new tab.
The image will then open in another tab, as below. You then need to left-click the image again and drag (but don’t let go of the left click) to the google images tab at the top, then drag down onto the google images search option and let go, give it about a minute and it will do a search as I have below.
Scrolling down you can see the searches for “pages that include matching images.”
From the list, you can see the image I used for this blog post appears on quite a few sites and is one that I got from Pexels a free photograph.
I hope you found this article helpful…
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