HuskyPup - 11:43 am on Mar 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
I get very few image referrals from YahBing even though my images rank well with them. Some of my sites get 90% of their referrals from Google images believe it or not.
Quite simply some peope who are searching for my widgets like to see alternative widget images since, being natural products, they obviously vary and people like to see by how much...a LOT in some cases but the biggest problem was one specific set of images people liked...I'll tell you what it is, black, yep, black. People would search for a black image since they didn't know how to make one in their paint programme...can you imagine 10,000+ people a day searching and hotlinking for a black image alone?
I seem to get very few Facebook referrals and seemingly no hotlinks, interestingly one of my biggest hotlinkers used to be a mostly female forum board discussing home decorations, gardening etc. They still are a big referrer yet simply give direct url links to the relevant image pages.
I'm going to get my daughter to try Facebook hotlinking one of my images, I'll see what happens.
I don't use a frame busting script since I couldn't get it to work for some inexplicable reason!
I'm always well within my bandwidth every month however I saved about 250-300 mb per day and it's quite funny that many sites, even now, do not realise they have no images on their sites!