I wanted to let new sellers on Fiverr know that it is not permissible to borrow images from Google images to use as your gig photos. I know of a seller who has been on the platform a long time and has established a good reputation. This seller always has orders and is in the number 1 spot frequently. I was updating my gigs yesterday and noticed that their gig was lower down in the search results.
I didn’t think much at first and then noticed that the photo of the seller was a female. The seller I know this image belongs to is a male. So I pulled up both gig pages and realized that they were both using the same image. The female was a recent seller so I figured the image probably was his and she borrowed it from Google images where all of our images are indexed under our Fiverr tags and keywords. I messaged him to let him know that someone esle was using his gig image and if he created it he needs to let CS know so they can deal with the situation.
So just so you know, you need to make or use your own images. Don’t borrow from Google. If you need images you can go to Pixabay, Pexels, and Unsplash for images without copyright issues.