Reverse Image Search: How to Checklist
Reverse image search finds where the image appears on the web enabling you to find the original source of an image or identify where your image appears in on the web.
Reverse image is lot like the normal keyword search, but instead of using words / keywords you get to search for images instead which is pretty cool.
The search results gives you details of the image sizes, description, and the exact pages with links where you can find it.
This can be extremely useful in finding out facts about the image, copyright status, and track copyright violations on your intellectual property allowing you to identifying if other people are using it.
This can be done on both Google or Bing or any major search engine.
Find related or similar images with reverse image search
Google: Reverse Image Search Checklist
Open Compatible Browser
Compatible browsers Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.
Select Camera Icon
Go to the right side of the search box and click on the camera icon.
When you click on the camera icon it will pop up a box for you to supply the image you want to reverse look up.
Up Load Image or Paste URL
Two options are available URL or Upload Image.
Upload the image you want to lookup choosing the image file from your computer. You can either drag and drop into the search box or uploading from the saved file on your computer.
If you have not saved image on your computer you can paste the image URL
Remember you can only search one image at a time not multiple.
Search results will give you photo’s dimensions, along with the source page’s title description along with URL.
Icons reveal more about the image type and by moving the mouse over the icon it shows the full tags details, and even video length.
Bing: Reverse Image Search Checklist
Select Image Option
Your can drag the image into the search box, upload the image, and paste a URL or image.
You can find the image search option on Bing in the top left hand corner or select the camera icon at the end of the search box.
Unlike Google, you can do more than just one image at a time.
Google search console verification errors are reasons you are unable to prove ownership of your domain / website