If I search Google Images for mountains of madness lovecraft, I get something like this URL:


Is there a very easy way to get a short URL suitable for sharing?

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You can either use the URL https://www.google.com/search?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft&tbm=isch or you could just use a URL shortener, like bit.ly.

Note: tbm=isch means the search will be done in images.


The URL in the form https://images.google.com/images?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft works too.

Test: https://images.google.com/images?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft

Search tools in Google Images correspond to various modifiers, as you can find out by trying them and checking how the link was changed, for example (below each link, it's showed the modified parameter):

The basic idea is experimenting with the URL - you can always try which parts you can omit.

  • The first link is redirected to https://www.google.com/search?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft&tbm=isch, the same as the accepted answer.
    – Rubén
    Oct 14 at 3:53
  • @Rubén Yes - the answer was posted a few years ago, Google clearly changed some things since then.
    – Martin
    Oct 15 at 6:21

I created a very simple web app that cleans Google search result page URLs, links copied from those pages, etc.: URL Clean.

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