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Google Image Traffic Redirect?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by flibbertigibbet, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    I'm getting a lot of image traffic and I saw somewherez that you could redirect g0ogle image traffic to a specific page on your site, but can't for the life of me find the website that was doing it. I'd like to learn how to do this to keep users on my website instead of just viewing the image through g0ogle images and then leaving. Anyone know how to do it with htaccess? Please, dont respond if you're going to say something like "it can't be done" because it can. I've seen it on multiple occasions. Experienced answers only please.
     
  2. deathclick

    deathclick Junior Member

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    Edit with the correct paths and put the following in .htaccess:

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    Redirect 301 /path_to/oldpage.jpg http://www.example.com/path_to/newpage.html
     
  3. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    does this cause image rankings to fall at all like regular pages fall with 301 redirects? I would have to do this with every image, correct?
     
  4. Venture

    Venture Regular Member

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    dont redirect it, thats stupid.

    Watermark your sites URL on the images being index and hit by Google Images.

    long term traffic + branding = lots of traffic.
     
  5. deathclick

    deathclick Junior Member

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    You can use a regular expression pattern in htaccess like *.jpg to match all your jpg images. I don't think the 301 is going to have a huge effect on your rankings, but if it does, you can always build more links.

    You can also use Apache's mod_rewrite if you have that installed on your server as a method for redirecting an URL using the R method. If you don't give an http response code in the rule, the default is to issue a 302 (temporarily moved). I personally think 301 is better from an SEO perspective, but you could try the 302 method and see what happens. Here is an example:
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    RewriteRule \.(gif|jpg|png)$ http://www.somesite.com/offer.html [R,L]
     
  6. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    found a better method than htaccess. thanks for your help anyway guys. ;)
     
  7. psdlearner

    psdlearner Newbie

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    can you share that method with us ?
     
  8. adsenseisthebest

    adsenseisthebest Newbie

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    there is actually a wordpress plugin for that. and its free : hxxp://wordpress.0rg/extend/plugins/google-images-redirect/