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reverseimagesearch

Google Reverse Image Search

Here is a much underutilized tool for web sleuths tracking down the original owner behind an image.

  • To determine fake profiles
  • To find out about copyright theft
  • To check against image rights
  • Who else is selling your product? Stealing your idea?

Say you were just tweeted at by what you suspect is an automated profile, (what is known as a bot). Here is a useful way to determine if the name behind that image really is that person.

Take the image URL, or copy it and upload it here:

Now you should get a listing of locations wherever Google found the same image or even it’s derivatives.

Watch the following video for an example of checking whether a profile is using someone else’s image, and check to see who is using yours!