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Turning A Hotlinked Image Into A Backlink?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by adleym, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hey everyone
    I have noticed a lot of sites hotlinking to animated gifs on my site. Which is fine, lack of bandwidth isn't really an issue for me yet. But is there a way I can automatically turn one of these gif images into a live link?
    SEMrush
     
    adleym, Jan 14, 2007 IP
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  2. frankcow

    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    No, you can only really do that with a flash file
     
    frankcow, Jan 15, 2007 IP
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    If you find the answer let me know :)
     
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    Simplest answer is always the best... How about emailing them and asking?
     
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    Just contact them and tell them that you don't mind, but if they could put a link back to your site, that's would be nice.

    I did it, and many of them gave me a link. Other removed the hotlink.

    It's not automatic, but it's work.
     
    Monty, Jan 15, 2007 IP
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    I think its actually a great way get links.

    • You create some kickass image, or controversial image
    • it spreads
    • You do a yahoo link search for the image URL in Y!
    • Email all of the webmasters that stole your image
    • Find a page of theirs you want a link on and kindly ask for it.

    You could end up getting some quality backlinks that way. Much quicker than with article or directory submissions, its a one-way link, and you can choose a quality relevant page.

    Its like a link exchange only not conventionally trackable by G
     
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    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    You could also watermark your URL. Not that you'd build backlinks, but at least create some awareness if the photo becomes popular
     
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    Now there's some great initiative to make something out of nothing. Green for you.

    Col :)
     
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    Awesome idea
    Think I'll try that!


     
    adleym, Jan 16, 2007 IP
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    adleym, Jan 16, 2007 IP