How To Find People Hotlinking Your Images

Are you curious to find out who is hotlinking your website’s images on their sites and stealing your bandwidth? When someone hotlinks our images to their website, they also steal our bandwidth. Every single view of our images on their site cost us our bandwidth.

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Today I’ll teach you how to find out who is hotlinking your images by using Google Image Search. Use the following search term and replace domain.com with your website address:

inurl:domain.com -site:domain.com

This trick will only work if your images are hosted on your own domain, not on Picasa or other image sharing sites. In short, Blogger blog admins can’t use this trick.