Hotlinking is when you directly use (e.g. embed/display/link) a file (such as an image, movie, audio file, flash animation, or any other digital asset) that is hosted on another site.

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Prevent Google from listing hotlinked images for other sites

I am hosting several domains on my server and hotlink images accross various domains. However, I have found out that in Google searches, the images are listed as originating on the site where the ...
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How to track hot-linking of image types in IIS7

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 ...
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prevent hotlinking of off-site content?

I have a www.example.com site where I serve all static content (e.g. http.//www.example.com/image.jpg) off a CDN with URLs like http://static.example.com/image.jpg An Apache 2 .htaccess rule ...
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How to allow Google Images search to by pass hotlink protection?

I saw Google Images seems to index my images only if hotlink protection is off. [*] I use anyway hotlink protection because I don't like the idea of people sucking my bandwidth, i simply use this ...
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What does it mean that hosting ToS DOESN'T allows HOTLINKS and WHY is it like that? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hotlinking: what is it, and why shouldn’t people do it? Free hosting services often doesn't allow to use hotlinks. I'm not sure if I understand it well and what is the ...
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Amazon S3 Anti-Hotlinking Technique: Is it bad for SEO?

The technique is proposed by Amit Agarwal. He serves an HTML file through Amazon S3 for hotlinked image requests, providing a backlink to his own website. Would this have a negative effect on image ...
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Hotlinking: what is it, and why shouldn't people do it?

What exactly is hotlinking? And why do people say you shouldn't do it?
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If I cache an RSS feeds' html, but not the images, will this appear to be image hot-linking?

I have a simple RSS news application built using JavaScript, that pulls in feeds through Google's feed API. I'm doing a proof of concept and caching the feed using localStorage though due to storage ...
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Image hotlinking providers? [closed]

I use a lot of images in my wordpress and due to hosting restrictions I need to host the images somewhere else and hotlink them in my blog posts. So I am looking for some reliable image host which ...
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How to preventing massive hotlinking of images before Apache?

A very popular website has begun using my Flickrshow javascript slideshow, but failed to notify me beforehand, and so is using a version that downloads the images used from my server. This is ...
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Prevent hotlinking of attachments

People are able to embed my forum's attachments (vbulletin). I tried to create an htaccess rule for the hotlinking, but it did not work. RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$ RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ...
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Hotlinking to reduce bandwidth usage?

I manage two websites for a client, each hosted with a different company. One site is an eCommerce site and the other is a blog for the eCommerce site. The eCommerce site is reaching its bandwidth ...
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Block images on Russian domain .ru via htaccess?

I have a WordPress website which accepts anonymous comments and images. We are receiving spam in the form of Russian porn, with images hotlinked from websites on the Russian domain .ru As we are ...
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.htaccess: Redirect Hotlink Flash --> Site with embed Flash

I have some PHP sites that embeds SWF files. These SWF files are now linked to by some other guys. And I don't want them to simply open the SWF, I want them to force being redirect to the page where ...
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Not able to stop hotlink

I am using following htaccess code to stop hot linking my image files Options +FollowSymlinks Options +SymlinksIfOwnerMatch RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} ...
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How to stop access of a PHP file from other sites

I read somewhere about hot linking of images. Preventing image hot linking helps to stop bandwidth theft from your site. Would it work for a PHP file? In my case, I am using a PHP file to generate ...
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How is anti-hotlinking done?

In website terms, hotlinking is the use of a linked object, often an image, from one site into a web page belonging to a second site. The second site is said to have an inline link to the site ...