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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#11230 closed feature request (worksforme)

Feeds Without Images for Hotlink Prot and SEO

Reported by: miqrogroove Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Feeds Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I want a simple option to strip all IMG elements from my feeds. Ideally, this would also strip any links to those images, or replace them with post permalinks.

Here is the need for that feature: When Google Image Search finds hotlinks to my images on websites that are ranked higher than mine, Google thumbnails my images but links the search results to the other website instead of my website where the image actually appears. This has epic SEO FAIL written all over it. Google doesn't even check for hotlink protection, so when the user clicks on that search result, they never actually see my images unless they click on a permalink (if it exists) on the hotlinker's website back to my website. Since the hotlinker is blocked from ever displaying my server's images in the first place, I think it is bad to even have the IMG elements in the feed.

Setting High Priority because I want a yes or no response about including this feature in the next version.

Change History (2)

#1 @miqrogroove
11 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm starting to realize the Summary Feed feature is designed for this purpose. Excuse my inexperience :)

#2 @nacin
11 years ago

  • Milestone 3.0 deleted
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