munkiestyle - 2:31 pm on Aug 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
Talking of hotlinked images and 403 errors.
I just added a custom 403 forbidden error page last night to my site and added blogspot as a forbidden domain.
It's now becoming one of my top ranked entry pages! I explain quickly on the page why the visitor has arrived there (due to hotlinking). Many of them are then using my site search or categories links to find the page or image they were looking for in the first place.
Used in conjunction with a frame breaker script (I'll try that next) we might be able to get back some of our syphoned off image search traffic.