When I search for images on Google, mostly it gives results related to stock websites with watermarked images. I want these sites to be ignored when I perform a search—is there any possibility to do it?

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    You can exclude a single site with -site:example.com, which can be repeated for each site you want to exclude. Does that suffice? Nov 11, 2013 at 9:47
  • Check the answers to this question as well.
    – Alex
    Nov 11, 2013 at 10:29

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Watermarks could be applied to "force" users to ask for the appropriate permission to reuse the image, as a way to enforce the appropriate attribution, or to make clear that there are some "usage rights" that should be considered.

Find images that you can reuse

When you do a Google Search, you can filter your results to find images, videos, or text that you have permission to use. To do this, you’ll use an Advanced Search filter called "usage rights" that lets you know when you can use, share, or modify something you find online.


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