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How do you punish people who hotlink?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by greenovni, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. greenovni

    greenovni Regular Member

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    Haha, that's indeed a very good way to punish someone who's trying to rip off your pictures :D
     
  3. greenovni

    greenovni Regular Member

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    I should send him a cease and desist letter telling him he has been using my cock's likeness.
     
  4. alex1

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    That was freakin hilarious, too bad that last comment on that blog post is dated Jan 2009.

    You should try this on a blog where people are actively commenting on.
     
  5. Fulano

    Fulano Registered Member

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    It depends on my mood. What I have done is auto watermark the pictures with a text of my site's URL or a huge text of my site's URL all across the picture or sometimes completely replace the picture with an explanation that the owner is stealing my bandwidth and asking the users to visit my site to see the whole picture.

    Keep in mind that Bandwidth is cheaper these days than it was years ago and unless they are heavily hotlinking all your pics and draining your wallet, you can use that as an opportunity to promote your site.
     
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    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    That's priceless. :D
     
  7. Polymath20

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    LMAO. So cool idea! I'll try this with goat sex. :D
     
  8. greenovni

    greenovni Regular Member

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    There are about 100 blogs hotlinking to that particular picture so a LOT of them were 'punished' today.

    :)
     
  9. Polymath20

    Polymath20 BANNED BANNED

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    Any of them have active comments section? :D
    It would be so fun to read users reactions on interracial pr0n in the middle of an article. :D
     
  10. OldMadHatter

    OldMadHatter Junior Member

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    this is a new niche in itself - interracial gay pr0n - since there seems to be heavy blogging about it ;-)
     
  11. soulchief

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    after u change the image to gay porn, you should report them to their host and get their account suspended :p
     
  12. Polymath20

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    You're so evil. :p
    Even better, report them to big G if they are using Adsense. :D
     
  13. polix

    polix Registered Member

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    hoho:)) good one:) you have a great idea!
     
  14. etatsitna

    etatsitna Newbie

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    I've gone from replacing the image with goatse through to a mix of "this image stolen from ..." and cookie stuffing

    my main problem where the asshats linking to my images from forums
     
  15. Warbucks

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    nothing beats the goatse. nothing.
     
  16. Jcsarokin

    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    LOL nice one, definatley got what they desereved lolol
     
  17. diamonddollars8

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    why not do some cookie stuffing with it? at least that way you might make a few dollars of them
     
  18. Warbucks

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    I approve of this message :)

    Though you can't change the URL at all, so getting a cookie stuffed into a link that is an image/jpeg or something requires a bit of hackery. Or maybe that's just the fact that I don't really have a deep knowledge of CS.