Search For Images
Where did that pesky image come from ?
Sometimes, it would be terribly handy, to be able to take an image we’ve seen… such as one submitted to us by an unknown guest blogger… and have a look into where it may have come from originally.
Fortunately, it’s quite easy….
Using Reverse Image Search Tools
Normally, when we search, we know what we want to find, but not where to find it.
In a reverse search, we have the item already found, but we want to know more about where it may have come from.
There are two primary free tools for doing this… and they are both super simple to use!
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Google Reverse Image Search
TinEye Reverse Image Search
Why do I use both? Because, as you saw by watching both, the results are rarely the same. There is usually the NEED to use both in order to find the most-likely-correct origin of an image.
And since they are both free and quick, it’s simply no big deal to use them both!
I use reverse image search for all sorts of random things including … finding a meme origin, verifying a guest post image, double checking images clients have asked me to use, re-checking public domain images, and evaluating images for use on PPC ads.
Have you used reverse image search? Check it out and let me know what you think!
~ Kim ~
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