Image credits and SEO

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As content creators we all understand the power of strong images to support our written content.

I believe that creators should be paid, credited and be a part of the content team. But I got scammed recently – here’s the detail so you don’t get caught by the same trick.

I was concerned when I got the message – and so I went to check my source code for the article. The images below show what I found on their website and on mine for the article they referenced.

You can do a reverse image lookup search – this way you can find out where the image has also been used. [I did this recently for a beautiful rowing picture of a crew with a whale below them – but needless to say people are still sharing it saying it’s not photoshopped!]

Image Scam Message

My name is Casey and I represent Writix company.
Due to our records, you had used one of our pictures in your article https://creativeagencysecrets.com/anatomy-of-effective-cold-direct-mail/
Here is a link to our article with this picture https://writix.co.uk/blog/plan-an-assignment
I understand that probably you have found it on a web, but it would be great if you give a credit to https://writix.co.uk

Thank you in advance.

Regards,
Casey

OhNoYoudon’t

Casey

Lovely to hear from you but the image you refer to is from Unsplash. When used with appropriate credits (which I do) they have nothing to do with Writix as you did not originate the photo image.
And so I’d refer back to your employers quickly before the Unsplash creator sues them for not crediting use of the image correctly.

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