How To Use Google Reverse Image Search… & How It Ruined Our Fun

As an SEO/PPC company, we’ve seen countless websites with the same overused stock photos. Eventually, it became a game for us! “Spot the Headset Girl” and “Where’s the Serious Guy Today.”

We thought it would make a killer interactive contest. Unfortunately, before we had a chance to implement our contest, Google launched the reverse image search feature.

So much for our game.

However, lemons… lemonade.
Que sera sera.

We thought we’d take this opportunity to show you How To Use the Reverse Image Search and demonstrate how it rendered our contest useless.

Let’s use Headset Girl as our example.

Google Reverse Image Search

1. First, take a screenshot of the picture you want to hunt down and save it to your desktop.

2. Visit and click “Images” using the top left menu.

3. Click the tiny camera graphic in the search box. This allows you to search by image.

4. Now you have two options: Either drag the image from a website into the search bar, or upload your own image. We uploaded Headset Girl since we previously saved it to our desktop.

Google Image Search

Let’s see the results and find out just how many websites thought headset girl should represent their company.

Google Image Search

Oh and how nice! Google thinks headset girl looks “visually similar” to Angelina Jolie!

Still not getting it?  Google provides a handy video that may help.

2 Responses to “How To Use Google Reverse Image Search… & How It Ruined Our Fun”

  1. Jason Clause says:

    This is a great tool. Could have used it last month when I was trying to run down some art we use on our Website.

  2. Grant says:

    If you wanting to use google reverse search on your Android Device, you can download the app ‘Image Hunter’ from the Google Play Store:

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