What will you do when someone hotlinking your stuffs such as images or files? More interesting when he or she hotlinking them without asking your permission. So, what will you do?
I found a post from Incoming Links in my Dashboard. When I follow the link, I found out that the post that guy made is exactly the same with mine. Not only just that, he also hotlinking my image and also the smilies. I think he copy it from my page source.
Slow talk first
After I knew what had happened, I tried to slow talk with him first by sending him a comment. Politely I asking him to put a linkback to my entry. If he don’t want to edit the entry, maybe I need to edit the image. Owh…no…
This is not the first time I found peoples hotlinking my images. Usually, peoples who are new to blogging dosen’t know the meaning of hotlinking and copyright stuffs. And I don’t mind if they hotlinking them as long as the leave a linkback to my post. Hurm…right now, I think I will gonna put my signature or my icon on every image in my entries. With that, peoples can’t use the images freely and hogging my bandwidth. Lol…
Btw I want to share with you an article that I found from Mr Google. Maybe you might want to read it, So You Have Decided to Hotlink and Steal Bandwidth. Enjoy… :d