I don't want to block hot-linking on my site; it's not that big a deal. However, Google Analytics doesn't show me referrers to png/gif/jpg content; I don't have any statistics on the load generated from external sites due to hotlinking. Is there a way I can have Google Analytics track those files? If not, are there any alternative software that can make this task easier than manually parsing through IIS7 logs?
I'm not a master of IIS7 so my response will be pretty limited, through it'll use some logic based on what I do.
I don't use Google to track hotlinking, I use various of other applications such as:
I'm not sure how many if any of these will work on the IIS platform. However another way of tracking hotlinks is using backlink trackers, embedding a image of any type or any file for that matter is a backlink, you're be able to track your links using good backlink firms such as: