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I don't think there is an optimal time. I have never read anything about it. How about tracking the last open of a newsletter and deleting images after a month or so! I don't think anyone will be opening a newsletter after 1 or 2 months of sending it. I have a couple of newsletters and 2-3 weeks after sending is the maximum time I have seen a newsletter ...


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If your system works as it is now, I don't think it will be a good idea to move on. Since you will need lots of migration, script update, etc .. From my point of view, the only reason you should store an image in DB (store only the path, not as binary) is to easily retrieve them. That's all. If you write your code depending on id as image filename, that's ...


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Yes or no. Your assumption is correct and that more resources can be loaded in parallel by the browser if they are served from multiple domains. There are two cases to consider though: Your server is not presently serving at maximum capacity: In this case more requests being served simultaneously is better. Visitors who's download bandwidth is not already ...


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Are you just trying to share a banner image? and have it hosted/served from somewhere? You can use windows skydrive, google drive, or dropbox. You can also put it up on a cheap godaddy instance or amazon aws and setup cname in dns settings so you can have an easy url to point to the image file.


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You will be hard pushed to find a site that does all that for free. However, imgur.com allows dead simple free image hosting with no discernible limits. There is a feature to group images into albums, but that is mainly for display on imgur itself and not your own organisation. Your other alternative is a CDN solution like Amazon S3/Cloudfront. Unless your ...


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General consensus is that promotional photographs are released precisely for this reason: So that people could use them on their blogs/websites/shops/marketing materials. So you are free to use the pictures as you don't profit directly from them (eg. it's not allowed to re-sell the promotional images). Some interesting materials you might want to read: ...


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Short answer yes using a sub domain will enable parallel downloading that can will improve the amount of fetches sent and received at any one time, also you can setup the sub domain to be cookieless with good expires which will further emulate the use of a CDN. But bear in mind the following: CDN mirrors your files all over the globe and speeds up the ...


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Images not on your site will not be attributed to your site in Google image search. As well, if Dropbox restricts spidering the images with robots.txt, they will not show up in Google image search at all. There is no way out short of moving the images to your server which is what I recommend if you want them indexed by Google. I do not know what kind of ...


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I don't believe this question is really related to "webmasters". But there are aspects influencing SEO. The easiest thing you can do is apply for a free plan at http://tinypng.com/ and optimize the biggest images using one of their libraries from command line. Next you could scrub your DB for all the references to the images and coem up with the list of not ...


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Like closetnoc commented on your original post, if you're going to be uploading thousands of photos for use on external websites with the desire to manage them yourself, using a CDN or a service like Amazon's S3 might be worth looking into. With Amazon's S3, you pay for the storage that you use and don't have to worry about potential influxes of traffic, as ...


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I am not entirely sure of the terms and conditions of imgur's services, but you could look into a hosting provider such as that. Imgur's service limits to 1,250 uploads per day, and if you are providing a free service then hopefully you won't exceed that. If you do, then it's time to look into more robust hosting. Here's a link to their limitations: https:...


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Since Dropbox blocks your images via their robots.txt, these will not be indexed. If you want them to be indexed, you need to move them to a 3rd party server not blocking them with a robots.txt. If you want some SEO benefits too, you need to store your images on your blog website. Makes sure your images have descriptive alt attributes to maximize chances of ...


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Does Google consider the URL of an image? How Google works with images Google Webmaster help Youtube channel


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It is not normal for "anyone to use images like that" and I would strongly suspect that the stock photo sites either: have a special license option for high-traffic blogs that trades images for the plug and link; or those three sites have worked out a special deal with the respective stock photo houses and get free access to a limited number of images in ...


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Because images are typically static they often don't strain resources the same way that dynamic pages do. Dynamic pages typically put strain on: The CPU The Database Images typically strain Number of simultaneous requests Disk IO Bandwidth It is likely that you can serve a fair number of image requests from your server without bogging it down. If the ...


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The host that is serving the image will consume resources every time that image is accessed, so for example: App.com has HTML page image.com has the images, every time that app.com is accessed resources are used on app.com to serve the HTML and image.com server will consume resources serving the images. So, yes CPU/RAM is used.


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Google ranks images based on the source page and not the file location, so it shouldn't be a problem... if anything you may see a slight improve on page rankings due page speed being a factor.


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There's no optimal time but maybe keep them for a year to be on the safe side. However, you have 2 other options: 1) Make sure your newsletters will look good and be readable even without the images. 2) Send your images inline inside the emails. The second option will make the email sending process heavier as it will have to attach the images inside the ...


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The answer from StackOverflow: Do you really need to keep this file in the .cur format? Isn't converting it to, say, .png an option? I'm not even sure every browser/OS out there supports .cur (though I've seen examples online with this format, so I might be mistaken). Converting to a more standard format might ensure better portability, besides saving you ...


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The reason the file is just downloading rather than processing correctly is that you need to setup the MIME list to support this. It's doubtful that this is possible on Google Code or Picassa and you will need to use a proper hosting account or a CDN that allows adding of custom MIME. You'd need to use the following MIME code image/vnd.microsoft.icon .cur ....


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Completely viable, yes. A good idea... depends. I did something similar with imgur.com a while ago kind of testing the same thing. Technical issues I couldn't really find, like you said especially if you pay for a premium account. I just felt out of control with my content privacy wise. That said Photobucket does have a way of making your images private,...


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Plenty of people run their blog images off of Flickr, including slideshows. There are a couple of minor requirements, like the images linking back to Flickr, but if you want someone else to handle your media, especially if you're asking for free, you have to make some concessions. (In my experience, this isn't even always done and you'd probably have to be a ...


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