Surely you have used the Google image search engine many times to find photos on a specific topic, but the truth is that we can use this image search engine for many more things that I will explain in this article.
Some of the things that I will teach you in this article could be said to be small tricks that could help you improve your web positioning or visibility in the Google search engine.
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How to Know If Search Engine Images is Indexing Our Photos?
It is very simple, what we are going to do is go to Google images, and we will add the following sequence for the photos and images that the main image search engine of our website or blog has stored.
It is very important that when we click on any of these images, the enlarged image contains a link to the source article of the blog or website so that you can increase web traffic from the Google Images search engine.
4 Practical Tricks With Search Engine Images
1. Reverse Image Search in Google
Reverse image search in Google search can be very useful for finding other sites that have published some of our images or infographics.
There are 2 very practical ways to do a reverse image search:
a. Use the Google Images Search Engine Itself.
It is very easy to apply and my preferred way to search and find where other sites my images are published.
b. Use Any of These Tools.
Surely you have ever asked yourself this question, who publishes my images and photos on your blog or website? Well, now we are going to answer this question with a good selection of tools.
Raider Image‘s operation is very simple, just enter the URL of our infographic or attach it from our computer and click on analyze.
TinEye is very easy to use and with which we can quickly find on which websites any of our images are published.
CTRLQ.org is a free online service designed for photographers to take care of where their photographs are published.
2. Use Reverse Search to Publish Original Images
This way of applying Google images I think you will find very interesting, and this is because normally it is increasingly common to use images that we have downloaded from a free or paid image bank, and that can make our image is not original and therefore it is a duplicate content that lowers the quality score of that web page and logically negatively affects its web positioning.
Have you ever analyzed before publishing an article if the images you have used are really original?
To do this is very simple, we will perform the same method above, that is, we will do a reverse search of these new images that we will use in the new article if no results are found it will mean that the images are original, but If the opposite happens to you and you find results then follow one of these recommendations.
Trick: Turning a Duplicate Image Into Original Content
What you have to think is that Google makes a pixel-to-pixel comparison with your images and those that are already indexed in the search engine cache itself, so perhaps by making a small variation of it, we can convert that image into original content.
Here are some tips that can help you convert a duplicate image into a completely original one for the Google search engine:
1. Flip the image horizontally.
2. Change the color background.
3. Zoom on part or all of the image.
4. Make a cut.
5. Add new elements to the image.
3. Advanced Image Search
An advanced image search can be very useful for adding many more filters and finding the images you are looking for more easily. Just think about the number of images available in the Google search engine, to understand the great utility of knowing how to use advanced image search.
These are some of the filters that we can apply:
- Image size.
- Type of the image.
- Site or domain.
- Type of file.
- Rights of use.
In this last section, I would like to pause a bit, since sometimes due to ignorance we think that all the images that appear in Google images are free and can be used freely and it is not so, and a way to be able to use images freely from the image search engine Google is through advanced search and indicating a filter “that can be used or shared freely”, so we can be completely calm when using them.
They are also very interesting to know the Google search operators and so we can establish greater precision and dimension of each and every one of our searches.
4. Images As a Mechanism to Increase Domain Authority
My blog has domain authority of 51 out of 100, and one of the mechanisms or methods through which I have high-quality links and increase that DA is through the creation of infographics.
Someone may think that infographic alone is not going to get links, and on that, I totally agree, we have to know how to reach many websites that could use it and thereby get many links through a single content, a simple infographic.
In addition, the best of all this is that we will be able to increase the authority of our domain in a completely natural way, that is, as indicated by the Google search engine.
What should I do when detecting another website that has copied some of our images or photos?
The first step is always to contact the media in question to request that you mention the author and cite and link the original source where it is published, or requesting its removal.
In theory, we should have an answer in less than a week, but if that time has elapsed and you have not received an answer, you can make a complaint to Google with plagiarized content through the Search Console tool, requesting Google to unindex that page from the search engine. web question, and in a few days you will receive news from the search engine giant.
Logically this review is done manually and is done by a person within Google, in this case, to verify that your source is the original and thus de-index the copy.
These types of actions should not have a place in the world of blogging, but certainly and although it is sad, it is something that exists and will always exist, but we must all work to minimize the number of cases.
You are ready to make the most of the Google image search engine and start applying these 3 very practical methods that I describe in the article.
The reverse image search can be used to find other websites or domains that have published any of our images, and thereby monitor if they have cited us as an author and added a link to the original article, think for a moment that when doing this We are improving our branding and our SEO, since we will increase the authority of our domain by getting high-quality links and our brand will be visible on other high-quality websites and audience.
If you detect that someone has used some of your images without permission or without citing the source properly, try to contact and correct this situation in a friendly way, and in case of not receiving a response in a certain time, you can report it to Google through the Search Console tool.
In your hands it is starting from now to always use original images in each and every one of your articles, it may seem like something that is not as important or secondary, but let me tell you that Google is working to pay more attention to these images within its own algorithm and reduce the page score in case of using duplicate images or published on other websites.
Are you sure that all the images you use in your articles are original?
Have you ever used a reverse image search on Google?
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