what is Hot Linking?

misspatelmisspatel Registered Users
edited September 2010 in On Site Optimization
Hot Linking is when you display video files or image files on a web site when the files are actually on another site’s server. Hot linking is also known as inline linking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, offset image grabs and bandwidth theft.
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  • jimmy13jimmy13 Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    Hello Friends........

    Process by which one links to an image stored on one site yet it appears on one or more other sites. If done without permission, this is considered unethical since one is using bandwidth they are not paying for.

    Thanks
  • cartergraycartergray Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    Hotlinking means that we implanted or linked directly from your server an image on another server. I can't afford to allow that, my hosting service charges extra for outgoing bandwidth above a certain limit, so I have blocked hotlinking. Hotlinking can have a lot of undesirable consequences
  • devdev 100 Post Club
    edited June 2010
    Thanks for providing such nice information about hot link.
  • opportunies88opportunies88 Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    cartergray wrote: »
    Hotlinking means that we implanted or linked directly from your server an image on another server. I can't afford to allow that, my hosting service charges extra for outgoing bandwidth above a certain limit, so I have blocked hotlinking. Hotlinking can have a lot of undesirable consequences

    Yeah, I've seen more than one site tank because people hotlink and drain all the allotted bandwidth. I think it's a pretty unethical thing to do and you should definitely block hotlinking on any site you have.

    Come to think of it, is there any benefit or use for hotlinking?
  • vigorandrikvigorandrik Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    Hot linking is often measured as an logical property theft as well, since in most cases the hot linked file owner is not asked for their permission. Hot linking feature are very easy. It is the method of honestly insertion a link to an image and download on someone else's server on your web site.
  • AbhinandangargAbhinandangarg 100 Post Club
    edited June 2010
    Inline linking (also known as hotlinking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, offsite image grabs) is the use of a linked object, often an image, from one site into a web page belonging to a second site. The second site is said to have an inline link to the site where the object is located.
  • canon123canon123 Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    thanks providing nice links
  • jameskerryjameskerry Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    Hi,
    hot linking - is the process by which one links to an image stored on one site yet it appears on one or more other sites. If done without permission, this is considered unethical since one is running up a bandwidth bill on someone else tab.
  • jainsumitjainsumit Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    This is New Topic to Me. HOT Links.. Thanks For Sharing Information.
  • markdavidmarkdavid 500 Post Club
    edited June 2010
    Providing the ability within an online manual to jump from place to place by clicking on table of contents and index entries, cross-references, or icons.
  • stevetorresstevetorres Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    Hotlinking is not something that is ethically approved. It involves inserting a link to an image or video download present on someone else’s server on your won website.
  • stevetorresstevetorres Registered Users
    edited June 2010
    Hotlinking is not something that is ethically approved. It involves inserting a link to an image or video download present on someone else’s server on your own website.
  • neilfristonneilfriston Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hot linking is usually referred to as Inline linking. It is a term used when the second site has an inline link to the website where the object is located.
  • oldschooledoldschooled 100 Post Club
    edited July 2010
    That's new, hotlinking... So how does that help your SEO? Or perhaps... Marketing?
  • georgelukiegeorgelukie Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hotlinking is used for linking directly from your server an image on a differnet server. Hosting takes charges for doing it and there can be alot of unwanted users interferenmces too.
  • ellehcellehc 100 Post Club
    edited July 2010
    I also don;t have any idea about hot linking thanks for this thread.
  • johnthms72johnthms72 Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hotlinking is a term referring to when a web page of one website owner is direct linking to the images or other multimedia files on the web host of another website owner.Bandwidth refers to the amount of data transferred from a web site to a user's computer. When you view a web page,you are using that site's bandwidth to display the files.
  • josaphlewisjosaphlewis Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hot linking is usually referred to as Inline linking. It is a term used when the second site has an inline link to the website where the object is located.
  • pakiboygpakiboyg Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I will define in the following words
    "Inline linking (also known as hotlinking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, offsite image grabs) is the use of a linked object, often an image, from one site into a web page belonging to a second site. The second site is said to have an inline link to the site where the object is located".
  • venlionsvenlions Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hot Linking is the process by which one links to an image stored on one site yet it appears on one or more other sites. If done without permission, this is considered unethical since one is running up a bandwidth bill on someone elses tab.
  • naveen007naveen007 Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    WHAT IS HOTLINKING AND BANDWIDTH THEFT?
    Bandwidth theft or "hotlinking" is direct linking to a web site's files (images, video, etc.). An example would be using an <img> tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else's web page so it will appear on your own site, eBay auction listing, weblog, forum message post, etc.

    Bandwidth refers to the amount of data transferred from a web site to a user's computer. When you view a web page, you are using that site's bandwidth to display the files. Since web hosts charge based on the amount of data transferred, bandwidth is an issue. If a site is over its monthly bandwidth, it's billed for the extra data or taken offline.

    A simple analogy for bandwidth theft: Imagine a random stranger plugging into your electrical outlets, using your electricity without your consent, and you paying for it.
  • ndrewstraussndrewstrauss Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hot linking is used when someone uses a link to an image that is saved on another website. it is said to be a harmful process.
  • ndrewstraussndrewstrauss Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hot linking is used when someone uses a link to an image that is saved on another website. it is said to be a harmful process.
  • eoinbronkseoinbronks Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hot Linking takes place when you display video files or image files on a website when the files are actually on the server of another site.
  • venkatkvenkatk Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    HI......

    Hotlinking means that we implanted or linked directly from your server an image on another server.
  • caindustincaindustin Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Hot linking is utilized when somebody utilizes a link to picture that is stored on other website. It looks to be damaging process.
  • shiva529shiva529 Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    hi ,
    link is useful for everytime and comes on top is hot link.


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  • alevin46alevin46 Registered Users
    edited August 2010
    Hello Friends.......

    Hot Linking s the process by which one links to an image stored on one site yet it appears on one or more other sites. If done without permission, this is considered unethical since one is running up a bandwidth bill on someone elses tab.

    Thanks
  • Ralph SlattonRalph Slatton Registered Users
    edited August 2010
    Could you help me with a couple of hypothetical questions:
    1. If I'm a member of a forum and I use their email form to send my youtube video to a few members, is that considered hot linking?
    2. If someone hotlinks to an image on my webpage, doesn't that help with my backlinks? It seems like you would want a lot of people clicking on your image, no matter if it is directly or remotely.
  • Dima1736Dima1736 Registered Users
    edited August 2010
    Hey, mates

    Bandwidth theft or "hotlinking" is direct linking to a web site's files (images, video, etc.). An example would be using an <img> tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else's web page so it will appear on your own site, eBay auction listing, weblog, forum message post, etc.

    Bandwidth refers to the amount of data transferred from a web site to a user's computer. When you view a web page, you are using that site's bandwidth to display the files. Since web hosts charge based on the amount of data transferred, bandwidth is an issue. If a site is over its monthly bandwidth, it's billed for the extra data or taken offline.

    A simple analogy for bandwidth theft: Imagine a random stranger plugging into your electrical outlets, using your electricity without your consent, and you paying for it.

    This is how you might display an image graphic file in the HTML on your own web page:

    <img src="image.jpg" height="350" width="200">

    This tag tells the site to request the file image.jpg on the same server as the rest of the files on the site. If you were to hotlink an image from an outside server, the HTML might look like this:

    <img src="http://notmysite.com/image.jpg"; height="350" width="200">

    This tag tells the site to request the image.jpg from a different server other than your own. Every time the page is loaded, the outside server has to use its bandwidth to display the image. To avoid this problem, don't link to files on servers that don't belong to you. To share images and files on your own web page, upload them to your own server's directory or to a free image hosting service that allows direct linking.

    Regards

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    www.websitetemplates.bz
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