How to use googles reverse image search

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:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

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.

Google image search

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.

Searching on Amazon to find an expert in your niche

From here we can then click on the title of the book to check the author

searching for author's name on Amazon

Click the author’s name, which we can see is Allan Dib, this brings up the author’s profile and his picture.

drag and drop image of author into google images

Next, we need to left-click on the image and keeping the mouse pressed drag it over to the google images tab.

drag and drop image of author into 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.

Google  Image search with Lens

Looking at the results

Looking at the results I got you can see that this image appears in a few different locations including LinkedIn.

Google Image search results

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).

Another example looking for images for your blog posts

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.

open the image 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…

Please feel free to leave your comments below: 😊

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *