Using image hotlinking to your advantage?

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Joined: Oct 2009

I want to know if it's possible, in cases of someone stealing my images and bandwidth, to use htaccess to not replace the image, but just add a small link back to my site underneath the image being stolen?

That way I get a link back to help my page rank a little bit which may be worth a little bandwidth.

And what would the htaccess code look like if someone knows please.

Renegade's picture

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I don't know what the code is but, I know you can set it so if someone hotlinks an image, you can replace it with another image.

Michael James Swan's picture

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Joined: May 2008

I think that it would be great to be able to do this.

The other thing that you could do to make it to your advantage is...

For Example:
A high traffic website has Hot Linked one of your images... Change the image to a image with your Site name and Web Address.

This... Should then draw some website traffic to your site Smiling

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