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    pph Expert! Gordon's Avatar
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    Trying to ban googles images
    I have tried this below (in my .htaccess file) to ban google from using my images but I still kept getting lots of hits from their images section. I tried to add the http// like bottom and I kept getting an "Internal Server Errror" error message.

    Can anybody please tell me the correct way to ban the various google images URL's?


    <Limit GET PUT POST>
    order deny,allow

    deny from images.google.com
    </Limit>


    <Limit GET PUT POST>
    order deny,allow

    deny from http://images.google.com
    </Limit>
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    I'm still wondering about this whole concept. Is a hit from images.google.com really someone using your bandwidth for their purposes, or is it the result of someone using a specific function of a search engine to locate sites with a particular .jpg or .gif?

    I see a high percentage of this kind of hits on a collectibles site that is heavy in standard graphics*, and the hits come from four to six, sometimes more, country-centric googles.

    The only thing that bothers me is that I don't think I see sales coming from this traffic.

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    *standard in this case in that they are provided probably by the manufacturer and could appear on many sites and be provided by many merchants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    I'm still wondering about this whole concept. Is a hit from images.google.com really someone using your bandwidth for their purposes, or is it the result of someone using a specific function of a search engine to locate sites with a particular .jpg or .gif?

    I see a high percentage of this kind of hits on a collectibles site that is heavy in standard graphics*, and the hits come from four to six, sometimes more, country-centric googles.

    The only thing that bothers me is that I don't think I see sales coming from this traffic.

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    *standard in this case in that they are provided probably by the manufacturer and could appear on many sites and be provided by many merchants.
    I think it is more of the search function for the exact .gif or .jpg

    My site(s) used to be found through keywords and now I see a lot of traffic comes from the Google images search -- I am not so happy about that because I don't think such searches are invitations to see more of my site that has been revealed -- it's more of a "hit and run" type of thing.

    What would happen if it were banned? Could it be banned?
    There would be less traffic to the site.

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    don't block google, just force a visitor who visities your site from images.google.com to a different page. Remember google doesn't just display the image. they display the image in a frame and the entire page below.

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    Would this work in a robots.txt file? But why ban them?

    User-agent: Googlebot-Image
    Disallow: / your image address or yourdomain.com here
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    don't block google, just force a visitor who visities your site from images.google.com to a different page.
    How would one do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesehead
    How would one do this?
    and how or what do you gain?

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