When many people need images for their website, they think of Google Images. I will explain how to use Google Images for your website safely because you cannot just use any image you see on Google. Just because they are posted in Google Images does not mean they are free to use.

WHERE I GET MY IMAGES FROM

There are many different websites that offer free images but I am going to share with you the 4 places I get my Free Images from. 1 – WikiMedia Commons, 2 – Pixabay, 3 – Free Google Images, and 4 – I take them myself with my smartphone. I bet you are probably wondering what are Free Google Images and where can you find them? See below.

In order to use any images in Google Images you must first set the “Advanced Search” Filters. The easy 5 step process is explained in the pictures below. First do an image search on Google and do the following.

1 - FIND GEAR IN UPPER RIGHT CORNER OF RESULTS SCREEN

2 - IN DROP-DOWN CLICK ON ADVANCED SEARCH

3 - SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN ON ADVANCED IMAGE SEARCH PAGE

4 - CLICK ON “NO FILTERED LICENSE” & THEN SELECT FILTER

5 - NOW CLICK BLUE ADVANCED SEARCH BUTTON

This will now display all images for your image search category that is free to use. The majority of these pictures will be those from WikiPedia, WikiMedia Commons, Pixabay, Flickr, and elsewhere, that are free to use. – So now you know how to determine which Google Images are free and which ones are not. If you have any questions, please leave them below.

TO FIND 100% FREE IMAGES, CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION AND THE 12 FREE LINKS TO IMAGE RESOURCES ON MY WEALTHY AFFILIATE TRAINING BELOW.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/free-imag...


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Flint005 Premium
Oh wow thank you, I didn't know about that advanced search feature. VERY much appreciated.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are very welcome. Glad I could help.
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jinkens27 Premium
That was a very helpful tutorial. Appreciate your help.
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You are welcome. Happy you liked it.
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jinkens27 Premium
I just want to make sure I did everything correctly. I've attached a copy of what I did. I don't want to be involved with copy write infringement. I modified the pictures within my pages. Hopefully I had the setting correctly. I'm using google chrome as my browser.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes that is the correct setting but make sure you check the licensing agreement of the free image before using it. Just because it is free does not mean that you can freely use it without stipulation. You may still have to give proper attribution to the creator of the image.
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jinkens27 Premium
Where do you find the licencing agreement?
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accad Premium
What will happen if you use photos which are not free?
Is there negative effect to your website?
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asoltys58 Premium
Could be nothing would happen, but you are here to make money. If you do, the owner might figure on exercising legal methods which would most certainly discredit your offering. Then you might lose money since people tend to stay on a site because of visual elements. They would have a case. Plus, if nothing happened, you would miss learning photography or would not enjoy peace of mind through the fulfillment of your vision through your personal effort.
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boomergp08 Premium
You could be sued and would have to pay money to the original owner plus legal fees. Of course the images would have to be removed.
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accad Premium
What about images from WA.
I used banners and images, everything I can find at WA.
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boomergp08 Premium
WA images are okay to use. Kyle and Carson encourage it.
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accad Premium
Good. Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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justinachav Premium
great article thanks! i just wanted to clarify one last thing....if these photos from google are going on my blog, do i need to cite them in any way?
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes. If the licensing agreement says to, then follow the instructions of the license.
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Frenchfries5 Premium
This is great. But I think the training needs updating. Where to locate options for Advance Search has changed. Google must have updated. Thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you.

Yes, this blog is more than one year old. Google has updated their look since then.
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Thanks for the helpful information!
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Thanks! This was very helpful
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You are welcome. Glad you liked it.
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venerrra Premium
Hi Robert!
Thank you very much for the really helpful info!
You are awesome!! Now I am going to your training.
All the best!
Venera
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You are welcome Venera.
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macr31 Premium
This tutorial is great, thanks for the help!
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sasplund Premium
Just what I needed at the right time. I will double check my images and ensure that I have used free ones. Only have a few posts so shouldn't take long. Thank you.
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Very good!! Helped me a lot.
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thanks!
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Eliminated one of my greatest worries right here! Thank you very much Sir!
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your information is very helpful.
thank you!
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DGreene Premium
Thanks a lot your post really helps.
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asmsayem Premium
Great Post! Helpful...
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you, but I suggest you go look at training I just posted yesterday that goes into further detail as to what really needs to be done to find free images on Google. Click the link below to my training.
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asmsayem Premium
Yes, I will go through that training today. Thanks my friend.
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newy219 Premium
So I wanted to use a picture of a professional athlete, but after filtering this way there are ZERO pictures of this person...so what I just can't put a picture of him on my site then?
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boomergp08 Premium
Nope! If you find a picture of the athlete you will have to find out who the author of the image is and see what the licensing agreement for that picture is before you can freely use it. The license may require you to credit the author and or get permission to use it.
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RKingsley Premium
You can hire me to pose like them though lol
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newy219 Premium
What if I took a picture of a basketball card?
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newy219 Premium
JessHop not sure we could pull it off lol
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boomergp08 Premium
If the picture is of the actual card and not just the image on the card, then yes, you can do that. I did that for a post I created on my website about how to make money on eBay. The image I used is attached.
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Lilianna Premium
Thanks for this! i just put up a post and had to go back and change all the pictures after doing your training with google!
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cmacd Premium
Thank you, this is great information. I would never have figured this out by myself!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. :)
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Moonlight11 Premium
This is great. Thank you! :)
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WealthyUsman Premium
i cant seem to find the images i need on the advanced search, they're either not a pretty looking image or just simply not there. Is there any way I can buy an image from google images to use ?
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hakanf Premium
Just go to the manufacturers site and download if you run a legit blog site they wouldnt mind i think. Send them a mail.
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boomergp08 Premium
NO! Find something else. There are a ton of Free Images online and Google is not the place to find them. The below link is training I did to find free images. I even provide 12 links to 12 different free image directories. The last 4 on the last page are the best, much better than Google, use those.
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chris71 Premium
I get most of my free images from Pixabay.com They are really good quality and have a great variety. When I'm doing product reviews for my niche I use amazon's images but only because I promote them through their affiliates program.
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boomergp08 Premium
Pixabay is one of my favorites and have provided a link to it along with 11 more free image resources in my training tutorial. I also made sure to make mention that all of the Top Row Images on Pixabay are not free to use, but all others are free.
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Tondy Premium
Ok, so my question is when to use the "free to use or share, even commercially" over just "free to use or share". Does commercially enter the equation as soon as your site is monetized?

Specifically, what I'm trying to find pictures for are pages of mine. So for camping gear I'll look up a picture of a tent you can click on to go to that section. But does this picture need to be free to use commercially?
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RKingsley Premium
Yes. Otherwise you will have to go back later and remove the images that are not free to use commercially.
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TechniSmart Premium
Robert, as per usual, the information is spot on.

See you @ the Top!

--Michael
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanl you Michael. Glad you liked it.
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school Premium
I get my free images from Google all the time.
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boomergp08 Premium
Just make sure you set the search filter first before you search for pictures, otherwise you will be using picures that are not free.
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ColinB Premium
Thanks for this Robert. I just tried it out, and this works well.Of course the pics are non commercial, so they are not of particular products.
What do we do when we want promote products on amazon? Is it ok to take photos if we have an account with Amazon, and want to promote their products. Does this work with other affiliate programs?
thanKs again
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boomergp08 Premium
As an affiliate of Amazon they normally allow you to use their photos.
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MTagsip Premium
wow, this is so helpful! can't thank you enough!
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AffFranE82 Premium
Thank you! Very helpful!
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RKingsley Premium
AWESOME!
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You are welcome
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Brilliant information. Really helpful - thanks!
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You are welcome
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TechniSmart Premium
You did it again Robert. Boom! Just what I needed.

--Michael
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BOOM! You are welcome Michael. Boom! :)
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GeorgeEkman Premium
AS always Boomer you have the answer, much appreciated. I do have a question what about taking images from Amazon?
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boomergp08 Premium
If you are an affiliate of Amazon and you ask them, you will be able to use the images. But if you just copy them without permission, you could be sued because they state in their terms of use agreement that copying anything from their website is illegal.
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GeorgeEkman Premium
Thanks Booer
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You are welcome George.
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KingRamirez Premium
Thanks!, this will help me a lot
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patriceo Premium
Thanks!
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You are welcome.
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DaniellaL Premium
If people start pinning my images on Pinterest, is it okay? They will create their boards with my images. Some images on my site are from affiliate sites. Is it okay for Pinterest people to pin them?
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes it is OK because Pinterest is a social media network. Usage rights mainly apply to websites in which you make money from.
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HPearson Premium
I have a tough niche to find images. I literally spend hours looking, with no luck. I write about caring for senior dogs, but it is more than doggie pictures. When I write about illness and medical issues, I'd like to include relevant pics, but impossible to find. What is the fallback when you can't find what you need, but you have to add something? Pictures of dogs just won't cut it.

I should mention that I have made a note of tons of image resource recommendations, no luck at all. Thanks, Hindy
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boomergp08 Premium
You could try using graphs and charts. You can either go to Google Trends and look for a graph based on a search term, like I did for the search term "Dog Cancer" see attached image.

Or if you know the statistics, you can create your own color bar graph or pie chart at Chartgo, like I explain in the training at the link below.
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HPearson Premium
I never thought of a graph or chart. I'll look into that. Appreciate your advice.
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MarcGraves Premium
hi all, my website is about provide info and reviews on the latest sneaker releases but I have just realised that I can not use whatever picture I like from Google. The problem I have is that I need pictures of the latest releases and they are not available on the free links that people have been kind enough to post. How can I get around this problem. Any help will be much appreciated.
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boomergp08 Premium
Once you become an affiliate of whatever seller of sneakers you join, you can ask them to send you images of the sneakers.
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KMohammadi Premium
hi and thanks. I was really confused but this helped me a lot. thank you so much.

Regards,
Kaveh
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Kaveh. Happy to have helped.
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chris71 Premium
Thank you ever much. A really useful resource.
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boomergp08 Premium
If you would like even more free images and information on how to compress large images so they don't slow down your website performance, check out the training tutorial I created with links to 12 resource directories of 100% Free Pictures.
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chris71 Premium
Thank you I'll be sure to check it out.
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RavenousT Premium
Thank you so much for your help! Greatly appreciated! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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kmelvin Premium
Hi, I have used the above to find an amazon icon, which I have modified (cropped, inverted colours and added text above the icon). I presume that as the original icon had usage rights of free and can be modified, I'm ok? The icon is at the bottom here: toxicescape.com
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boomergp08 Premium
If it had those usage rights than you should be fine
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Give It A Go Premium
Wow, fantastic. I'm so glad you posted this. Thank you.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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KuSo Premium
Robert, good to read your article. It really helps to know about pictures that can boost our web sites. Talk to you soon Denzel! Regards, Tim
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Tim. Happy to have been a help to you. - Denzel? LOL
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KuSo Premium
Robert, I have been in Europe until recently and I need to pick it up where I left before traveling and vacationing with family in England, France, Italy, Suitzerland and in my motherland Albania. I have a lot to catch up in my web page and here at WA. Thank you for being such a solid man and a great teacher. Talk to you soon. Tim
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boomergp08 Premium
Enjoy your vacation and family time first. The training can wait until later.
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Lunaria Premium
Awesome post! :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you!
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Lunaria Premium
No problem :)
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Lb830 Premium
Boom, I've been following you for awhile and reading tons of stuff that you post, and I can't help but wonder... is there anything you DON'T know?

You are so very helpful to me and I'm sure for this whole community and I really just want to say thank you thank you thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Gayle and yes, there are many things I still don't know...but I am still learning. :)
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Lb830 Premium
Well I know you have helped me ton's and I truly appreciate all you do.
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OneUpper Premium
Great info here Robert, thanks for posting.
Mike
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Mike. I am glad the information was able to help you.
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dinukada Premium
Using only totally free images is really difficult sometimes. What would be the negative effects of using non free images in our websites? Does it affect the trust or ranking or anything like that?
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boomergp08 Premium
You run the risk of being sued by the person or company whose image you are using without their permission.
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dinukada Premium
Hmm... So it has nothing to do with ranking in search engines? And another thing, is it ok to take screenshot of a product from a manufacturer's website and publish it?
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boomergp08 Premium
Only if it is a royalty free image or you have permission from the website to do so.
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dinukada Premium
Please tell me how to check whether it is royalty free or not once we find a product image from website?
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boomergp08 Premium
Contact the website and ask them if you have permission.
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dinukada Premium
Hmm, kind of tough job. Anyway I guess I have to do that to avoid law suits.:) Thank you very much for your help.
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boomergp08 Premium
It is a pain and that is why you should only use free images. If you are an affiliate of a company, like Amazon or even WA, you can use website images.
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dinukada Premium
Yeah, being able to use Amazon pictures is such a relief, because they have all the things I need. Thank for the advices. And I couldn't mention before that the method you told is really helpful to find free google images. I have replaced some images of my last post with royalty free images. Thank you very much.
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verna8767 Premium
Thanks because this will be useful to me. What about WA images that are in Google? Kyle told me that any WA images found in Google are okay for us to use. Would the WA images also be displayed in the free Google images that are shown? If not, what would be the easiest way to get those WA images on my pages? Thank you for your help.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Yes WA Images in Google are free to use regardless of where they reside in Google.
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verna8767 Premium
Thanks Robert for your help and giving back to this community.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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DIVICAN Premium
But I have never seen WA images on Google but if you have across any then you can use it
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boomergp08 Premium
Just go to Google Images and type Wealthy Affiliate. You will see so many.
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Jeffsmith211 Premium
this just made my day... Thank you!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Jeff
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Magieken Premium
Thank you so much for sharing that with the community.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy you liked it!
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you boomer for your advanced search of free graphics. I think we can all benefit from your post.
Ken
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Ken. Just a small warning about the free images on Pixabay. Do not use the images within the top row of image results, the ones that have the Shutterstock water mark, these are not free. - I think I should up date this tutorial to point this out.
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TopAchiever Premium
This is good to know!
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realestate91 Premium
Great info, was not aware of this, thanks for sharing with all of us.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you and you are welcome.
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Sophiemarty Premium
It won't allow me to select any other option but the "not filtered by licence option". Am I doing something wrong?
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boomergp08 Premium
Try this instead...

1) At the top of the screen just under the right side of the search bar click on "Search Tools"

2) On the next line down that appears, click on "Usage Rights"

3) In the drop down menu click on "Labeled for Reuse"
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AzmiJ Premium
Thanks for this info boomergp08. I have been wondering how to find free images to my post.
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You are welcome. If you would like More Free Images for your website, I provide links to 12 different 100% Free image resource directories on my training tutorial here. -
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AzmiJ Premium
Thanks again and bookmarked. =)
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Difrica Premium
Thanks a lot! I had no idea that we had to filter all google images like this!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. - Yes, Google images are not 100% free to use until after you filter them to get to the ones that are free.
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KimAnn Premium
Thanks for this article, boomergp08! Your content came to my rescue at just the right moment.
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You are welcome Kim. Happy I was able to help you.
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AlexisOgirri Premium
I'm so glad you wrote about this, this is definitely useful information. Thank you so much.
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You are welcome Alexis.
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EdyIsChandra Premium
Hi Robert,
Thanks for your awesome information!
I have used Google Images without using this technique and I just realized that it might risk my website.
Should I go back to my old posts to change all the images I have?
OR
Just move forward and use this new technique?
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boomergp08 Premium
I would go back and change them. Better safe than sorry. Also check out the links I provide in my Training of 100% Free Images. The 4 links on page 4 are my favorites out of the 12 I shared.
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EdyIsChandra Premium
Great. Thanks for your advice man!
I will change them A.S.A.P.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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LayoA Premium
Thank you for this insight...people like you make newbies like me feel much confident and ease to the whole process of creating stuff on our websites .
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. We were all newbies like you at one time. As time goes by your confidence will grow.
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Kelly76 Premium
Do I need to only do this one time or every time I do an image search?
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boomergp08 Premium
If you do not leave Google Images then it is only one time. If you leave Google Images and then return, the filer resets to default.
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Kelly76 Premium
Thank you !
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boomergp08 Premium
Your welcome.
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denisedavis Premium
Wonderful! Sigh though, because Google images are so plentiful and one can always find the pic that is useful. I am in hopes that the free Google images are accommodating.
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boomergp08 Premium
Not as accommodating as you will hope. But I am about to post a training tutorial today that has links to 12 different 100% free to use image websites.
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cybernurse Premium
YaaaaaaaY! Thanks a LOT.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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anncongdon Premium
This is really useful, many thanks for posting.
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You are welcome.
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Scottwhateva Premium
Great tip! Came in very useful. Just what I needed. Thanks.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. And stay tuned for a training tutorial I will be posting either tonight or tomorrow that will offer links to other totally free image resources.
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mbani Premium
this is exactly what i needed right about now! thanks for this post!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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ThomasE Premium
Let me ask this.....can I take an image from Google and modify it in Photoshop and be okay? Or does Google just "know" like always?
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boomergp08 Premium
You can only modify images under the filter of "free to use, share, or modify, even commercially." If the original owner of the image sees that you modified it when you should not have, you can be sued. It is not worth the risk. There plenty of resources of free pictures you can use online.
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Absolutely supreme insight, love it!
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Thank you! Glad you liked it.
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YankeeWolfe Premium
Thanks for the tip!
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure.
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Donnas88 Premium
fantastic, thanks for the tip.
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You are welcome.
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pas1745 Premium
Thanks boomergp08, for sharing this very good information that will help members like myself save a little money on images. I've been purchasing my images lately. Take care.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Prince. I'm glad this will save you some money.
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Milla757 Premium
Thank you for the links. I will be using those from now on!
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You are welcome Camille
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Scooob Premium
Nice..... speaking of Star Trek. It's nice to be taught by somone who has gone where no man (That being me) has gone before! You broke this down nicely for us. Much appreciated by this Noob! Yeah I'll own that title for now!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks! Eventually all Noobs "live long and prosper." :) We were all Noobs at one time.
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supersaint1 Premium
Very helpful info, thanks!

I had one question, when you change the options in the 'advanced search' dropdown, do the changes only apply to the images you are currently searching for, or is it account-wide?

A simpler way to say this would be, "Do I have to make the changes in advanced search every time I do an image search"?
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As long as you do not leave Google Image Search, the filter will remain set. Example, if you did a search for Star Trek and then did a search for Spiderman, you would not have to reset the filter as it will remain set for each search, as long as you stay within Google Image Search.
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DoveBarnes Premium
This was super helpful! I didn't even know Google had that function. Thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Glad you found it helpful.
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AnteroM Premium
Thank you very much!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome
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Richardtimpe Premium
Thanks for sharing
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