homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.205.197.66
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Website Technology Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: phranque

Website Technology Issues Forum

    
My pictures in to many forums
Several GB bandwidth
jetteroheller




msg:660609
 11:55 am on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just looked thorugh my log files. To many pictures are copied to other web sites. Mainly forums.

When it's a commercial page, I perform counter actions by the .htaccess referrer redirect.

But they are mostly forum pages. People illustrating more or less strange discussions with my photos.

Now I have an idea.

if the referer is not example.com, I could return a picture with a description

_____________________________________________
You are copying a picture from example.com to Your web site. This is something like a copyright violation.

But as long as You are a not commercial homepage, we allow You to use the picture by the following method:

<iframe src=http://cgi.example.com/cgi-bin/picture?theme.example.com/picture-url>

</iframe>

If You are a commercial site, please contact
us for proper licensing of our pictures.
_____________________________________________

I thought my cgi should return

<html>
<body>
<a href=http://example.com/page-where-the-picture-is.htm><img src=http://http://example.com/page-where-the-picture-is.jpg>
</body>
</html>

Any input on my idea?
Hat somebody experiences with similar tactics?

Does Google count IMG links for link popularity?
Does Google count IFRAME links for link popularity?

 

netmeg




msg:660610
 2:54 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have something like this in my .htaccess in the images directory for one of my sites that features a lot of my rock photos:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}!^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}!^http://mysite.com.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}!^http://www.mysite.com.com.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}!^http://mysite.com:80.*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER}!^http://www.mysite.com:80.*$ [NC]
RewriteRule .*[Jj][Pp][Gg]$.*[Gg][Ii][Ff]$ [mysite.com...]

You can put whatever message you want in the no_pictures.html, but why would you want even a non-commercial entity to use your pictures (and/or your bandwidth) unless it was useful as some sort of advertising for your site?

jetteroheller




msg:660611
 5:37 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

You can put whatever message you want in the no_pictures.html, but why would you want even a non-commercial entity to use your pictures (and/or your bandwidth) unless it was useful as some sort of advertising for your site?

I want to force them to replace the pictures with an iframe where the picture contains a link to the page where the original photo is.

I hope that maybe 5% follow the link.

vordmeister




msg:660612
 5:44 pm on Jun 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

Careful with the htaccess code posted earlier - it's missing those backslashes before the dots.

Maybe try googling for "hotlinking protection". I found a script that mod-rewrites external image requests to a php file that displays the image and a link. The script I found was rendered poorly, and the whitespace needed to be edited to get the header stuff all on one line to make it work.

If people hotlink they get a red cross (html doesn't process too well as an image) but if the image on your site is linked then the visitor can see the image and the link.

p1lky




msg:660613
 4:40 pm on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Most forums will not let users insert iframe code

jetteroheller




msg:660614
 5:24 pm on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Most forums will not let users insert iframe code

I just found out the same problem, after starting to code a solution.

ncw164x




msg:660615
 6:30 pm on Jun 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have had this happening for months on 100's of forums with one particular image from a site so I added the sites url in large text to that image and have seen an increase in type in traffic plus they are showing up as a back link to the site

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Website Technology Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved