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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Does graphic hotlinking help back link count?
    Couldn't find this covered in a search and would love to know if anyone knows if this could actually work in our favor:

    When people hot link to the graphics on our pages, the graphic tag shows our domain URL - do SEs pick that up as a back link?

    Would be awfully sweet to actually welcome band width theft. LOL
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    yes it does count - i give away graphics for myspace all the time and it works like a charm
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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyfalcon
    yes it does count - i give away graphics for myspace all the time and it works like a charm
    Oh how wonderful! LMAO - I've been silently cursing everyone who hot links to my site graphics all this time - switch up to blessing them!

    Thanks Vinnie - you made my day!
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    Prince of Content Vinny O'Hare's Avatar
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    Rexanne everyone once in a while i will change the file name - just as if someone stole your pictures off your site and you wanted to mess with them lol.
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    Prince of Content Vinny O'Hare's Avatar
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    the url is still enmbedded into the site and you wont have bandwidth use as much. that is just what I do.
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    Change the picture. <evil grin>

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    If you name your pictures correctly, i.e. domainname.com/images/clorox_shower_gel.gif and (plus put an alt tag, not sure if people would use ALT tags), google images does pick it up too.

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    Wouldn't the image need to be surrounded by an a href to pass on link authority? I don't imagine hotlinking with only an img src would help in SE ranks since there is no link the user can click on.

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    Saw a story where myspace users were hotlinking to an image and sucking bandwidth. He changed the picture file to the dreaded goatse!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goatse.cx

    (definitely vulger...the wikipedia page has no images but the real image is NSFW!)

    Edit:

    Found the original article. So funny!

    http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/000278.html
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