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Google images sending more than google?

But i've only got about 5 jpgs on the site.

     
4:12 pm on Jun 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Since the latest updated My visitors from google have, like with many other content-rich sites in this particular sector, plummeted.

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.

6:27 pm on June 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I observed this too, when my site was Bourbonized into the SERPs' lower intestine.
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same here

the kids at myspace, xanga, and nexopia are having a field day seeing how many images they can pull of my server per second. However I have a number of images on my site.

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You might want to put a little script on your pages to break out of the frameset Google puts you in when referring to your images.

Since I've done this I've noticed people browse the site much more.

6:56 pm on June 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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same here - penalised me for an honest mistake (affiliate shop used by other sites also penalised) but cheeky enough to steal my images! Weird how I still love Google.

Thanks for the frame breaker tip - do you have a script that does not disable the browser back button?

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Bobby,

I would appreciate seeing that script also.

Thanks,

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8:52 pm on June 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Same here - Is it just a standard javascipt? I've seen those around the web.
9:05 pm on June 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Cut-n-paste from my JSP code, and c/o WW!

<script language="JavaScript1.1" type="text/JavaScript"><!-- Hide from old browsers.
if(parent.frames.length > 0) top.location.replace(document.location); // Escape from any referring site's frame, but preserve one-click "Back". --></script>

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I've noticed more referrals too! Thanks for the script!
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tx for the 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.

s.

PS. works for ask jeeves regular search too. great stuff.

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None of my traffic was hit by bourbon, but as of last month, Google images is challenging Yahoo for the #2 search engine on my largest site.

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)

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Here's the script I use, it's simple and works on all platforms.

<script type="text/javascript">
if(top!= self) top.location.href = self.location.href
</script>

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.

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The same thing happened to one of my sites last year.

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.

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Hello,

Sorry for dumb question,

But can any one guide me where to put this java script code, my site having 100 pages with images, do i need to put this code on each page there.

I use images when there is requirement for Image.

Please help me.

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Place the script between the <head> and </head> tags.

Mann, use it on any page that has images.

3:43 pm on June 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Good work - back buttons are all working.
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As I'd mentioned previously on another thread, this was always an intermittent occurence with my biggest site. Alas, it HAS become a predominant problem lately.

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.

:-)))

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Hi DamonHD and Bobby,

Thanks for the script :)

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Me too man, my traffic has tripled and its all coming from G images, teh bad part is most of those surfers are looking for free staff...
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Hi,

Glad the script was useful; it came from right here on WW!

Yes, indeed, it does go in the head, forgot to say that.

Send your unwanted "looking for free images" visitors over to me, since that's what I provide. B^>

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Just to second (or tenth) that - the script has proved very useful.

But are there are any practical differences between Damon and Bobby's versions?

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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.

10:08 pm on June 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>>> You might want to put a little script on your pages to break out of the frameset Google puts you in when referring to your images. <<<<

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.