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[TUT] How i get unlimited royalty free images - Never pay for images again.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Seadragon, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Seadragon

    Seadragon Regular Member

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    Well i thought i'd explain how i get all my images free without paying anything ever for royalty free images.

    I use these images in articles posted to my money sites.

    All the images are free of watermarks.


    Software : I use scrapebox for this. if you don't have it, it's only $57 and it will save you thousands and make you thousands if you use it right ;)


    The method :

    1. Open scrapebox

    2. Open notepad and we want to paste in some footprints from stock photo websites like the following :

    inurl:istock -site:istock.com
    inurl:bigstockphoto -site:bigstockphoto.com
    inurl:fotolia -site:fotolia.com
    inurl:shutterstock -site:shutterstock.com

    Save this file as a.txt file. (there are hundreds more of stock photo sites you can enter, just do a search and use the footprints above as a guide)

    3: In keyword box in scrapebox, enter a keyword of a picture you are looking for. for example : Lion

    4: Once you have entered your keyword, you need to click on the "M" button just at the side of the footprint section. Load up your .txt file with your stock website footprints and you should now get something that looks like this in the keyword box:

    inurl:istock -site:istock.com lion
    inurl:bigstockphoto -site:bigstockphoto.com lion
    inurl:fotolia -site:fotolia.com lion
    inurl:shutterstock -site:shutterstock.com lion

    5: Now, you must have the add-on installed called " Google image scraper" you can install this via the add on button in scrapebox.

    Open up the "Google image scraper" which will bring up a new box.

    6: You need to click the button "load keyword from"

    Which you need to choose "scrapebox keyword list"

    This will bring all the footprints in the "Google image scraper"

    7: Set your settings on how many pictures you would like to scrape from different footprints

    ie : 25 images from istock, etc...

    Also choose the size of the image you are wanting to scrape.

    8: Then all you need to do is click on " locate image url's" and let scrapebox do it's stuff.

    Scrapebox will then scrape all pictures you could want for keyword "lion"

    9 : Simply export the list of URL'S and there you have your images.

    All you need to do is copy and paste the URL'S into your web browser and then you have a royalty free stock photo.


    I hope this can help many of you out.

    It has saved me quite a lot of money grabbing images for articles.
     
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  2. Vic Sage

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    I wonder what ScrapeBox can't do :D

    Great method my friend. Stock images - The BlackHat way!
     
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  3. maz07

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    Hey! Thanks for the tips. Luckily i got Scrapebox, i didn't know it can do a lot of things. :)
     
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  4. Seadragon

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    it can't get a cold beer from the shop..... I've tried! ;)
     
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    nice tut :)
     
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    An extra step if you don't want to paste urls into the browser and then save the image, is to click 'Select Target', then select what directory you want to download the images to using the dialog that pops up. Then you can just click the 'Download' button do download them all at once.
     
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  7. rashri

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    Wow ..this is Awesome Bro !!
     
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    oldie but goldie :). Thanks for refreshing the BHW scrapebox tuts.

    Florin
     
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    Yay, I won't get sued now.
     
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    you still never made a purchase so either way they can stil get your ass so no really royalty free but opf course an old classic way to get a batch of them faster.
     
  11. theseodude

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    technically, you are still stealing so i agree with neu009, you can still get sued.
    what you are doing is exactly like copying a song from a friend who paid for it.
     
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    Welcome to Ass Hat Town! Population: Th3T3chGuy


    The dude's just trying to point out the fact that you can still get popped for using them. If you're going to be using this neat trick, go ahead, but be aware of the risk.
     
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    Also, can you re-name the name of my city to AssHatWorld?
     
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    Gotta make dat moneyz. Get rich or die trying YOLO anyone who disagrees WF >>>
     
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    awesome tut... I had never heard of this method. Thanks for the share. I think I'm going to sit down and code a bot to do this, just for the hell of it.
     
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    @OP: Do you really think this will workout. Stock photo companies will send a DMCA notification to your host. They have their ways to find who is using copied photos and they will find it today or tomorrow. So if you want to use this method then use a offshore host.
     
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    Tested and it works..Thank you!!
     
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  19. creativepotion

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    From my understanding, most royal free images are distributed to numerous of 'stock images' sites anyways (such as istockphotos, shuttershock).
    So user will see the exact same image on both istockphotos and shuttershock.

    I am not sure how ie: istockphotos can sue you for steal their pic; without knowing you purchased from shuttershock or not?

    Also, from my understanding, each image/photo contains code that can be edited by EXIF editor. So one can possibility remove/delete those info?
    Base on this, one can also copy onto photoshop, crop and re-save it under a different format/filename etc. I am not sure if the EXIF codes will still remain, but yeah..

    So based on the facts above, i believe it will be very time-consuming for a company to chase you around for 1-2 photos. It takes too much evidence to prove you stealing;
    assuming you did what I mentioned above.
     
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  20. Seadragon

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    Well i've been using this for over 6 months and probably used about 3000 pictures and not had a sniff from any stock photo companies.