I saw this little card on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to share my secret to this problem.
We’ve all been there. You find a meal that looks amazing or a craft that is perfect for what you want to do. Then, you click on the image, and it goes no where. What the heck? Why oh why is it on Pinterest?
Wanna know my solution to finding the original source of the image? Google Image Search! That little website has saved me from beating my head against the desk when a Pinterest click leads to nothing but an image on a spam page.
It lets me be a little detective to find that recipe or craft I’m dying to try. As a bonus for bloggers, it will also let you see if someone is stealing your pictures from your website. And, it lets you see if you missed being featured on any linky parties, too!
There are a few ways to do this. First, if you want tons of information all about Google’s image search, Google can tell you all about here. There’s even a video!With that same link, if you are using Firefox or Chrome, you can download an extension for either of these browsers for Google Image Search.
Just to show you how easy it really is, I’ve created a tutorial with screenshots below to show you how to find the original source of an image on Pinterest or really anywhere.
Step 1. Find the pin on Pinterest. Click on it and go to the source.
Step 2. Once you go to the source of the image, right click. If you have loaded the Google Image extension into your browser, it will show up in the right click menu and says “Search Google with this image.” Click that.