If you haven’t read my “Building and Banking Your Social Dollars” posts over at the MyBlogLog blog yet, go ahead and read it because this post builds on the “social dollars” you’ll accrue and how best to use it.
A lot of people think “money” is the big thing that will give you freedom in life.
Internet bandwidth can be a scarce commodity in the midst of a product launch, so “hotlinking” or having someone post one of your images, audio or video from their website, blog or forum can reduce your total available Internet bandwidth. Here are a couple of fixes for this issue.
Solution 1: Write to them
You could locate an email address or look up their domain whois information and contact them directly to remove the link to the file on your webhost. If they’re linking to copyrighted content, you might get your legal department to send them the appropriate legal response.
This generally takes some time.
Solution 2: Remove/Delete the file
If you remove the file from your server, the file they’re linking to will show up as a broken link (generally a “404 Error – File Not Found”). This means you’ll (more…)
Since the official announcement on the Google blog in January, there’s been widespread expectation that video clips would make their way into Google’s SERPs (search engine results pages). But did anyone expect that video clips would rank so highly?