The Amazing Google Image Reverse Search

Last Update: January 20, 2014

The other day one of my co-workers enlightened me to Google’s Image Reverse Search. What an amazing tool to use for so many things.

Google will search the web for matches to any image that you have on your computer or found on the internet.

A few things that this type of search will help you with are:

  1. Find other websites related to your niche.
  2. Find descriptive wording and keywords for objects. Such as in the Midwest we use the term purse, but on the East Coast they use the term handbag. Same object but different keywords.
  3. Check image results of profile photos to see more work by an author/webmaster.

If using Chrome you can right click on any picture and select - Search Google for this image. Try right clicking on your profile image to see how this works.

Follow the steps below to see the search results for this WA Banner image.

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TheScot Premium
Thank you for sharing, I was not aware of this ;)
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yessharon Premium
I think that we will all enjoy using this.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Will definitely be trying this. Thanks Sharon.
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yessharon Premium
It will be a lot of fun to explore.
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welshy Premium
Thanks for sharing, this is a search feature I use very often for a few different reasons. It's actually been around for about 2 years now, if you use Chrome you can even right click any image and select "Search Google for this image". Try it on your own profile image.
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yessharon Premium
Wow. That awesome. My friend told me it was around for 2 years and I couldn't believe that I hadn't discovered it before. I think that I will be using it a lot also. Thanks for the great tip on right clicking the image. I think right clicking on our profiles will lead to a lot of discoveries.
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SAMAMERCED Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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yessharon Premium
Your welcome.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Awesome info, thanks!
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yessharon Premium
I am finding this to be a very useful tool.
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