[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #11230: Feeds Without Images for Hotlink Prot and SEO

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Sun Nov 22 21:18:49 UTC 2009

#11230: Feeds Without Images for Hotlink Prot and SEO
 Reporter:  miqrogroove      |       Owner:     
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high             |   Milestone:  3.0
Component:  Feeds            |     Version:     
 Severity:  normal           |    Keywords:     
 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

 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.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11230>
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