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How to find the original source of an image?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BackY, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

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    Hello guys, I'm building a new authority site and I'm doing everything white hat. Lately I was wondering about the images I use on my site and the copyright problems I may face for using them, in the future, specialy with AdSense.

    Could someone please tell me way on how to find the original source of an image, so I can credit it at the end of the article?
    ThankYou.
     
  2. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    No way that I am aware of. Start out by using creative commons images.
     
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    dragonlube Regular Member

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    finding out the true origin of an image on the internet is like trying to find out a prostitute's baby daddy, its been passed around waaaaay too many times, I wouldn't bother.
     
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  4. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

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    I red a method using google images. You search by using the image, then you select the site which contains the largest size of the image. It makes sense, but it doesn't have to mean it's 100% accurate.
     
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    divok Senior Member

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    try tineye.com or other reverse imaging , tough it won't tell the source but you can find where it has been posted .
    I don't think you would run into problems with atleast adsense for using copyright images.
     
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    camstryker Registered Member

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    lolz precisely this.
     
  7. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Check out this site

    http://tineye.com/

    pretty much reverse image search. I used it before
     
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    LieutenantLame Junior Member

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    Use tineye.

    But if you want to be completely clear of copyright, you could always invest into a camera and take a couple of pictures. Of course, you could also buy cheap stock photos for 1-5$ ea.

    For the more black hat way, just get some offshore hosting and domain privacy :cool:
     
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    hameem Elite Member

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    Finding the original source of an image and crediting it do not guarantee that you'll be free from copyright claims.

    The best and the most feasible thing to do here is to start with Creative Commons images that allows you to use them commercially. You can search on flickr and many other places for these kind of images. You can then credit the source of the image. Look for thsese licenses when choosing an image:

    - Creative Commons
    - share alike
    - commercially usable
     
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  10. madguy

    madguy Newbie

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    sometime there would be copyright info in the exif info.
     
  11. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

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    Very useful, thank you all guys!
     
  12. bartosimpsonio

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    Google image has a binary data search too, sorta like tineye. You paste in a imgur url and it'll search for the image itself, then it asks you "search for similar images" and almost always it nails the original somewhere in that SERP.