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Question about hot-linking images

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#1 RB_Kandy


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

I run a movie review site, and I want to add some photos of a certain celebrity. So I've downloaded carious images of this celeb, and uploaded them to a photobecket account, that way I don't have to deal with unnecessary copyright issues.
Anyhow, when I hot link an image, will my website show up in a google image search when people type in the proper key words, or will google display the image as "coming from" photobucket?

My entire motivation for showing images in my movie reviews is because 90% of people who find my site, do so because they were googling a photo of that celebrity.
Obviously, when I put the picture on my server, and ad the alt text, it shows up in google images, and clicking it will lead you right to my web page.
But will using hotlinks do that? Or will clicking the image in google image search take you to photobucket?

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

You will still have to deal with copyright issues if you are displaying images that you do not own the copyright for.

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