Msg#: 3970935 posted 12:26 am on Aug 13, 2009 (gmt 0)
If a site which wants to sell "widgets" also has a number of pictures of widgets, and other sites hotlink to these images, does that help or hurt the html pages PR? In other words, how does a link to an image (say red-widget.jpg) compare to a link to an article as far as helping PR value for the actual html pages (red-widget.htm)?
Msg#: 3970935 posted 1:42 pm on Aug 13, 2009 (gmt 0)
The worse case is probably that the other site will come up on an image search rather than yours.
Remember that the other site is using your bandwidth, if you are sharing the image between your own sites this won't be an issue for you but if it is being hotlinked on a popular third party site then it could cost you money.