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Is using google images good for seo?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wriper, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. wriper

    wriper Senior Member

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    Hi guys,
    I am sure that google can detect when you use image from google image search.
    Question is if it is good for seo or is it same like duplicate content?
    If better to use some bought photos from sellers?
     
  2. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well, images are duplicated anyway unless you heavily modify them. Having said that, it doesn't matter if a picture is duplicated or not, and it is good for seo to use it.
     
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  3. Smeems

    Smeems Regular Member

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    If you're really worried about whether an image might be copyrighted etc, use TinEye. It's a Chome/Firefox extension that can see where the image comes from - from there you can see if it's safe to use.
     
  4. Raven13

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    Of course it is! You can put the keyword on the image name xxxreviews.jpg, on the alt and the legend! And it's also a + when people use google images ;)
     
  5. wriper

    wriper Senior Member

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    I know that it is benefit to use images of course.
    But i dont know if it is better for SEO to use original bought images from stocks etc.
     
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    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    I have ripped pictures from google images and outranked them over the original really quickly. Google images is a really good source of traffic for some of my websites. I have ranked for some really high volume search terms just by doing proper image optimization. You are fine just ripping other images but if you are paranoid just crop, watermark or alter them in another way.
     
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    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    Some images can get you in trouble. I know a couple of guys that had to pay $2000 because they used images that did not belong to them.