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However - I have double the amount of referrers from Google Images. Twice as many than who come from Google itself.
Absolutely absurd, as I only have about 5 images other than a logo on the site.
Has anyone else seen this recently?
Very strange indeed.
Thanks for the frame breaker tip - do you have a script that does not disable the browser back button?
if(parent.frames.length > 0) top.location.replace(document.location); // Escape from any referring site's frame, but preserve one-click "Back". --></script>
while my site was sandboxed prior to this update, i had been getting several referrals from google images for the past 3 months - the majority of my referrals.
now that my site has *hopefully* been taken out of the sandbox, i'm getting far more referrals from google images - and the runner-up spot has been taken by google proper.
PS. works for ask jeeves regular search too. great stuff.
As of today Yahoo has 1697 referrals, and Google Images has 1660.
It sure must make BillG proud to know that an image search engine is serving up 4 times the traffic of his search engine (to my site anyway)
if(top!= self) top.location.href = self.location.href
Johan007, The "back" button on your browser takes you back to the previous page in your cache. Since the previous page in cache has the script you will be redirected out of the frames again. A neat trick is to hit the back button twice quickly before the script has time to load, taking you back 2 pages of course.
By the way, the reason I use the script is not because I really mind Google showing my images in their frameset.
I use it because the scraper sites (and I've identified well over a thousand!) load my pages in their pseudo search engines. So what happens is the user has their menu on top of my pages!
Not with this script BABY!
PS DamonHD, I just tried the script you posted above, works great and does allow the "back" button to function.
Think of a hotlinked image as a huge, highly targeted banner ad right in the middle of someone else's page. You only need a subtle watermark to generate nice traffic that way.
Thanks for the frame break out script - I'll give that a shot. I'm guessing that goes in the head.
Thanks for the scripts! It works fine and I also noticed that (I use a decent web counter) which has been hiding those referrals from Google Images. But what do I care? The number of folks going beyond that first page has increased dramatically.
But are there are any practical differences between Damon and Bobby's versions?
As far as I can tell they both do exactly the same thing, but DamonHD's script allows the "back" button to take you back to the previous page in Explorer while the one I posted does not, although it does in Firefox.
If anyone is using Netscape it would be nice to know if both scripts work correctly.
Ours works well so as to even get out of Mamma's site view frames.
Google image bot hasn't visited any of our sites for a very long time.