| 2:04 am on May 1, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I've had a similar situation and it certainly didn't seem to hurt. I never gave more than a moment's thought.
| 11:00 am on May 1, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I'm confused. Do you mean a 0 pixel image? I need to think about how that could be done. Anyway, When they ask for a favicon, I give them a 1-pixel image.
| 11:18 am on May 1, 2011 (gmt 0)|
If you're concerned about it, the easy solution would be to just redirect requests from different directories to a standard no-img pic ... To do it the way you are you almost have to be rewriting or saving the image repeatedly and which doesn't really matter, because a standard image will likely have a standard name, so you should be able to do this fairly easily:
1.) Save the image to a standard, simple location.
2.) Use a bit of mod_rewrite:
RewriteRule .no-image\.jpg$ http://www.example.com/no-image.jpg [R=301,L]
Check Out the Apache Server [webmasterworld.com] forum for more info on how it works or advice on how to change, edit or adjust to fit your needs ... It's a better place for a mod_rewrite conversation than here. ;)
| 11:36 am on May 1, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I know how to use mod_rewrite but that's compeltly ot in this topic.
re-read my first post @mad
| 11:43 am on May 1, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I'm confused. Do you mean a 0 pixel image
no I mean a no-pic image like this: [iitk.ac.in...]
| 5:16 pm on May 1, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Does your CMS require you to include the "/myArticleWithoutImage1/" segment in the path to the image file?
If it does, then I think TheMadScientist made a good suggestion. If it doesn't (or if the CMS can be modified) then you can always use the same file path to the "No Image Available" image.
But most of all - I don't think this is an issue. Are you seeing something in your traffic or rankings that makes you think it is an issue?