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My non-sex images being used on adult sites
sandboxsam

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Msg#: 4678697 posted 10:37 am on Jun 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

I have a business website with many high quality original (non-sex) images. I am now finding my images on sex/#*$! sites. The images have href urls to my website; www.example.com/images/picture1.jpg
I see no way to remove my pictures from these sites.

Will this produce negative SEO? Will disavowing the site help?

[edited by: aakk9999 at 11:12 am (utc) on Jun 10, 2014]
[edit reason] replaced 'mywebsite' with 'example' in hotlinking URL example [/edit]

 

turbocharged



 
Msg#: 4678697 posted 11:34 am on Jun 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Use htaccess to discourage hotlinking images. On a limited scale, I have not seen any negative impacts from hotlinked images, but then again those I saw were not hotlinked from sex sites.

netmeg

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Msg#: 4678697 posted 12:06 pm on Jun 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

If you don't know how to block hotlinking, go check out the Apache forum here and there should be some posts about how to do it (or you can ask there)

Samizdata

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Msg#: 4678697 posted 1:44 pm on Jun 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

I see no way to remove my pictures from these sites

As mentioned by others above, use a hotlinking routine.

In this case I would serve a substitute image of the same size with an appropriate message.

One that would probably be considered inappropriate in any other circumstances.

The problem should soon go away.

...

netmeg

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Msg#: 4678697 posted 2:36 pm on Jun 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Heh I've done that. Just replaced the file with a graphic that said "This image was stolen by a ----- ---------- ------ "* and left it up. Hot link was gone in 24 hours.

* no way WebmasterWorld would let me publish what I put in the graphic.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4678697 posted 5:32 pm on Jun 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Just replaced the file with a graphic that said

Mine's a garish green-magenta-and-black graphic that says NO HOTLINKS in huge block letters. Impossible to overlook, especially if the page has several of 'em in different sizes and shapes. So, if nothing else, it makes the offending site look bad. Heh, heh.

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