How to deal with hot-linkers?

kahntrutahn

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Long story short, someone has hot-linked to an image on our website for use on their website. I could replace the image with something like two goats ****ing to screw with them, but I was wondering if there is a better solution? One that might result in some positive link juice and/or drive traffic back to our website.

Thoughts?
 

dunover

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Long story short, someone has hot-linked to an image on our website for use on their website. I could replace the image with something like two goats ****ing to screw with them, but I was wondering if there is a better solution? One that might result in some positive link juice and/or drive traffic back to our website.

Thoughts?

Stick a transfer over it - with your url/domain name. Not pretty and I don't like it but it always stops plagiarism.
 

dunover

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I hate to admit this, but I'm not really sure by what you mean by "Stick a transfer over it"

Overlay your library of images with a transparent url or name of your site - it's visible but won't detract from any images or videos.

Like this one from Google images:

zeAX.JPG
 
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