1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How can i make a stolen image mine?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by KingOfAfrica, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. KingOfAfrica

    KingOfAfrica BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    What I mean is if I just grab an image from a website, so that I can use it for my new post. How will I disguise the image so that Google will think I own the image and index it, therefore increasing my page rank.
     
  2. thebomb

    thebomb Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    25
    How does Google know it's stolen?
     
  3. Neon

    Neon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    2,704
    Likes Received:
    6,356
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Traveling the world
    Location:
    Berlin
    I like the thread name.
    How can I make a stolen car mine ?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  4. Tribal Fusion

    Tribal Fusion Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    19
    Exactly, how will they know? I use a few images from Google search, stick them Photoshop, resize them, change the resolution, put my page title on them and then in the bottom corner a "© 2016 mydomain.com" watermark lol
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. KingOfAfrica

    KingOfAfrica BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    okay I taught Google would know maybe with an encrypted code to identify images. I don't have any idea when it comes to images. lol. but I think I'll try the cropping thing.
     
  6. KingOfAfrica

    KingOfAfrica BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't suppose you use Getty or shutterstock images right?
     
  7. KingOfAfrica

    KingOfAfrica BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    How about "When did Google become McDonald"?
     
  8. Tribal Fusion

    Tribal Fusion Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    19
    No, can't rid of their damn watermarks across the images, plenty of others to choose from. I'm sure someone has probably used some of mine from my travel blog site.
     
  9. whiteblackseo

    whiteblackseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2015
    Messages:
    2,461
    Likes Received:
    918
    Home Page:
    If you steal its never rightfully yours. Then again everyone has done it someway ;)
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016
  10. clevelandslim

    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,856
    Likes Received:
    188
    Do some changes in the image and upload in google
     
  11. thebomb

    thebomb Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    25
    The only way Google can know is via two ways:

    1. Meta Data of Image - You take image but leave meta data the same as source. East for Google to penalize you.

    2. Watermark - Manual review and the person reviewing sees.
     
  12. SEO FOX

    SEO FOX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    660
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Infront Of U!!
    Home Page:
    Some editing and watermark of your site name on the image make the picture as your own :p
     
  13. W9go

    W9go Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4,622
    Likes Received:
    930
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    chasing girls
    Location:
    chasing girls
    google don't care ..... but it is possible to find out. there is a code attached.
     
  14. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,954
    Likes Received:
    7,984
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Geographer, Tourism Manager
    Location:
    Ghosted
    Flip it horizontally, with most pictures orientation doesn't matter, unless they have writing on them. This won't make the picture yours of course, but it won't turn up in reverse image search.

    Protip: before and after you flipped the pic horizontally, check it with reverse image search, because it can be that the pic you were using is already flipped. :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. SEO Authority

    SEO Authority Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    1,077
    I'm surprised this thread is getting actual replies
     
  16. Spinethetic

    Spinethetic Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    69
    This is a neat simple idea, never even thought of this before. Sometimes, not always, the simplist solution is the best
     
  17. KingOfAfrica

    KingOfAfrica BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks you all for the replies..
     
  18. Shadexpwn

    Shadexpwn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,671
    Likes Received:
    449
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Professional Showrunner
    Location:
    In the Shade
    You might as well watermark it or alter the pixels a bit, that would seamlessly adjust it to leak through as yours.

    Either that or find sources aged to your liking.
     
  19. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    5,957
    Likes Received:
    4,068
    Home Page:
  20. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,954
    Likes Received:
    7,984
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Geographer, Tourism Manager
    Location:
    Ghosted
    Well, resizing alone won't work for sure, if you do an image search, you'll soon find out that Google will give you results in multiple resolutions for most pics, if you mix this with sharpening/blurring, adding hue/saturation, fidgeting with lighting, that can work, but doesn't always cut it, Google's image recognition is getting better and better, so it can be that you need to modify a pic to the extent, when it will look bad.

    Cropping can work, although if you do it in bulk, important parts of the pictures can be cropped out. :)

    If you want the simplest, most effective solution, that's changing the orientation/flipping horizontally, so you can maintain quality while the pic won't turn up in the reverse image search for sure.