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Identifying traffic from Myspace
Are people posting links to my site or stealing my images?

 7:27 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

In checking my site's stats under Referrers, in recent months I have noticed that one near the bottom of the top ten is listed as being from [profile.myspace.com...] which doesn't produce anything with anything related to my site.

If people are providing links to my site on their Myspace pages, that's fine. If they're displaying my site's images and presenting them as their own while my servers foot the bill, that's not okay. I've Googled for any references to my site on that site and turned up nothing. Any suggestions?



 7:43 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

you may have to check your raw log files to see the exact page. most likely, though, they're hotlinking images.



 8:09 pm on Sep 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks. My site is hosted by a company that deals with so much traffic, it's not much of a concern to them. I have no access to the raw log files as their techs do.

It would be enough for me to be able to determine which images were being stolen rather than where they were appearing. Then I could just rename the files.


 6:03 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

have you tried searching myspace for your images or image names? Perhaps they are indexing image names there and you may be able to find it via Their search capabilities.



 6:05 pm on Sep 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

your best bet would be to get the raw logs, that would tell you exactly what you are looking for. Any good host should provide raw logs on request.

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