Feeds Without Images for Hotlink Prot and SEO
|Reported by:||miqrogroove||Owned by:|
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.