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Will downloading images from Google affect my SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Jure321, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Jure321

    Jure321 Junior Member

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    Hi everyone.

    If i am writing a post about let's say volvo trucks and i just download random image from google and use them in my article, will that affect my SEO? If it will, how can i avoid it?

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  2. domyhd

    domyhd Regular Member

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    It should be okay. But make sure you give credit/source. ex: Photo by Google or Photo by blablabla.... +always download getty images with watermark, if they catch you downloading getty images without watermark they could sue you, unless you buy an image from getty.
     
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    Why do you think it will affect your SEO?
    Do you mean becaz u don't own the image (copyright issue?)

    if so, I am quite sure it will not affect your SEO if u choose the right image related to ur niche.

    However, it may cause problem when u put adsense ads on it caz you don't own the image. So put reference link.
     
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    kboxer7 Senior Member

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    No.

    Obviously there might be a copyright issue that you should deal with appropriately to keep things legal. But as far as SEO goes, no. Just take a look at MOZ, SEJ, etc...they all use stock images in their blog posts that are re-used by lord knows how many 1000s of other sites on the web.

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    If you're ever worried about images you download, check the licence for the image.

    Another option is take your own photos.

    Images won't have any effect on your seo though.
     
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    thanks everyone :)