Google image licence badge and filter, Updated 1st September 2020 – In this article I write about the new Google image licence badge and filter features.
I show you how you see the licence of an image and how you can filter images by user rights.
I also show you how to add structured data to your images so that they display the corresponding licence.
If you need help with structured data for your website, make sure you check our SEO agency services.
Google image licence badge is a badge next to the image thumbnail in Google Image Search showing the licence information for that particular image.
Back in February 2020 Google started experimenting with a badge showing a ‘licensable’ badge next to images.
The purpose of the badge was to highlight those images holding a licence such as creative commons or a commercial one.
Now this feature is rolled out of beta globally.
To see the Google image licence badge:
The Google image licence filter is a filter you can find in Google Image Search under Tools that lets you filter images by Usage Rights or type of licence.
To find the Google image licence filter:
Structured data is a code standardised in a specific forma called ‘Schema.org’, which helps search engines better understand and index the content of web pages.
To add image licence structured data in WordPress (with a plugin):
Make sure you replace the example.com URLs with the corresponding URLs from your page.