Google images issues

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sgr4679
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29 Aug 11 02:41:44 pm
Hi everybody!

I recently discovered that you can bypass the original listings on eBay and get directly to the sellers private web site by using the Google images search service, let me explain how:

1.Saving an image to your PC/Mac (whether it's "save image as" or using Print screen)
2.Uploading this image via the Google images service.
3.You get the results of that image in all the web sites.

My question- Is there anyway to prevent people to bypass the original listing on eBay, please bear in mind that Google's system are very sophisticated that it brings results not by the image's file name as you saw I've already used PRINT SCREEN and still i received other results from other web sites.

Thanks.


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richelle_salehoo
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30 Aug 11 01:42:30 am
Hi sgr4679,

I think its basically just the same as the traditional way of searching on the net where you key in a certain keyword, but with images.google.com you use pictures instead and ultimately for both you will be directed to a website and even to eBay listings.

I'm not sure there is a way to bypass this as virtually everything on the net is searchable and many web site owners are doing everything they can to ensure that they do end up in every persons internet search.

Cheers :)


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sgr4679
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30 Aug 11 06:32:00 am
Thanks for the prompt response richellemonfort,

I am a believer and i hope there is a way to solve this issue :)

Because this thing can damage any e-commerce web site and there's got to be a solution for it.

i hope any1 knows how to solve this issue.

Thanks.

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fm1234
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30 Aug 11 02:40:24 pm
You're making a mountain out of a molehill. Please consider:

1) Google's Image Search is not the first such service -- there are some that have been around for years (TinEye being the largest and probably best known.) So to whatever extent such services represent a threat to eBay sellers, that threat has been around for much longer than you've been aware of it.

2) Since many product pictures, particularly those used by dropshippers, are themselves manufacturer-provided or otherwise recycled, the odds that you will somehow be "outed" are perhaps more slim than you might think.

3) Losing your supplier to a customer is an unfortunately extent possible side effect whenever you deal with a no-MOQ supplier who has no barriers to entry at all for customers. This is just one of the huge number of reasons to avoid dropshipping as a business model, since there's little to nothing to stop any customer of yours from finding out where you get your product and just ordering direct.

4) You could always use other images than those provided by your supplier, and instantly remove this problem (to whatever degree it actually is a problem.)


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richelle_salehoo
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30 Aug 11 11:42:26 pm
@Frank: Thanks for stepping in :) I couldn't agree more with what you said.

@sgr4679: I guess you should start taking your own photos, that way they won't get/be linked to other sites specifically that of your supplier.

Cheers!


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