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How to Search an Image on Google to Find the Source of a Broken Link

My two older sons (10 and 12) are too darn tech savvy for my own good.  It's hard to keep up with their skills these days!  Now, I find that I am not teaching them - they are teaching me.

My 12 year old heard me complaining the other night about a broken link on Pinterest.
"Just search the image, Mom."
"I can't do that, all I have is an image."
"Sure you can - give me that laptop."

And he proceeded to show me the most amazing thing - how to find the original source of an image with a broken link.
Oh. my. goodness.  How did I not know this?

So here it is-

Step 1:
Right click on the image you want to search.  Click on "Copy image URL"

Step 2:
Go to https://www.google.com/ and click on Images towards the top left.
Step 3:  
Click on the little camera.

Step 4:
Paste the image URL.  Click Search by Image.
















Step 5:
Check out the results!



You may have to do a little detective work at this point to get to the original source, but it sure is better than no link at all!  Hope you can use this handy little tip:)

~Nikki
Fern Smith's Thursday's Tech Tips for 
Teachers

9 comments

  1. How funny that they taught you! I had no idea you could do that. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Thanks for sharing..now I know how.

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  3. I showed my son these comments and he was glad you are all able to use this tip:)
    I'm hoping he has some more handy tricks up his sleeve!

    ~Nikki

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  4. Thank you for linking up this week at my Thursday's Tech Tips for Teachers and helping my followers!
    ~Fern
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    1. I was glad to link up - thanks for hosting the linky. I have found quite a few great tips there:)

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  5. Very cool!

    This is something I have never seen, too.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Glad to stop by.

    Rich

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    1. I hope you get some use of it. Thanks for visiting!

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