How to Break out of Content-Stealing Yahoo Images Frame??? (3 posts)

  1. altfgcom
    Posted 4 years ago #


    As of late (that I've seen), Yahoo Images has begun loading everybody's images within its own frame. Not only that, but they actually tell viewers the following:

    "Loading the page might take you away from Yahoo! Image Search (Not recommended)."

    In other words, you can look at countless large images without *ever* leaving Yahoo. Without ever in any way triggering a single page view on the site where the images are actually located.

    How can one break out of Yahoo's obnoxious iframe? If it's happening to our site, it *sure* is happening to yours, too.

    We've tried "No Frame" and "Break Out of Frames" plugins. Neither one worked for Yahoo.
    We currently use the following code on the site's header.php file:

    <script type="text/javascript">
    if (parent.frames.length > 0) { parent.location.href = location.href; }

    It doesn't work for Yahoo images.

    Any suggestions??? That would be much appreciated. Else, we'll probably end up having to block yahoo images from crawling our site. As is, we're getting nearly NO traffic from them.

    One curious thing is that ONE site has managed to break out of Yahoo's frame. We've looked at the site's code, but no luck transferring it to our own. Below is the Yahoo images' link to the site in question:


  2. altfgcom
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No one??

    I'd have thought webmasters would be up in arms trying to find a solution to break out of Yahoo's image search frames so they could get visitors to their own sites -- instead of leaving them at Yahoo.

    Any ideas on how this can get done?
    That would be MUCH MUCH appreciated.

  3. Michael Mann
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Find out what the bot's name for the yahoo images is and add it to your robots.txt and set it to Disallow: /

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