HuskyPup - 9:36 am on Jul 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Does someone have any CTR loss numbers when allowing hotlinking?
I had a huge problem a few months back with over 200,000+ requests per month for just three images.
No one, absolutely no one clicked on anything, they sourced the images through social networking sites and used them as backgrounds...that's a fashion colour for you!
My AdSense CTR and eCPM plummetted eventually making me remove AdSense from those pages and I blocked hotlinking across all sites through cpanel. I'm still getting these referrals however as soon as they try to they get Google's home page.
I haven't tried re-including AdSense as yet however I wonder if this is their response to my request to do something about it?