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eBay Google Image Search Dark Background ?

I'd read somewhere that images taken on a dark background won't show up on a Google image search. However, I can't seem to find anything definitive - just anecdotal. Obviously, maximum exposure is paramount when listing,  but likewise, some items look better with a Black background.  The solution I guess is to add a single image as Main Photo on White background. (The background removal Tool isn't always effective ) But does anyone have the concrete answer ? Appreciate any advice.


  • DullGreyGuy
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    That's easy to proof as rubbish... google "low key photo", save a random photo of your choice, use Google Photo Search with said saved photo and see all the results you get.
  • Jenna_Appleseed
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    They probably mean the google shopping sponsored section your ebay listings and photo might turn up in - not the general google image search.
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