New Google Penalty for Watermark Protection (4 posts)

  1. boxist
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is a new Google manual action that you need to be aware of named "image mismatch." This manual action is when your images on your site don't match what Google is indexing and displaying in their search results. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/3394137

    My sites visitors from google images results turned now to 0 because i am using this plugin to protect my sites from hotlinking, google is forcing users to allow them to hotlink to photos or to get 0 visitors.

    No option but to allow Google to steal my bandwidth in return for visitors, and I want to keep the hotlinking active from any other sites on the internet, but i have no idea how to add Google images to be in (allow this domain) section in the plugin part, adding google.com is not enough since there is tons of domains ended with ".uk , .fr , .de, and etc.)

    Any help is very appreciated.


  2. Kelek
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Apologize for my poor English.

    To avoid any penalties but getting visitors, we should follow this website's technique:

    1. http://i.imgur.com/zqT4k5u.jpg

    2. http://i.imgur.com/4z2kLZM.jpg

    3. http://i.imgur.com/uvJ2o0h.jpg

    You can see that:
    1. Image that shows in Google Search result is not watermarked.
    2. Image that shows in Google Search doesn't show in full resolution (image looks blurry and THE APPEARANCE IS THE SAME LIKE WHEN IT WAS STILL LOADING.

    I have no idea how to do that, please Robert, add this feature :)

  3. Emilian Robert Vicol
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #


    try to add google.

    Any google-penalty for not allowing hotlinking is illegal, and you can make a complaint in court because it is anticompetitive technique !!!

    What Google trying is intimidating and I'm not scared of that ... Hotlinking is theft !!!

    Your image can be seen as a personal image, copyrighted, brand, logo, name ... and if someone advertises/print/copy is illegal, simple as that!


    Is very simple , but fo now i have no time to add this option in plugin.

  4. gemeweb
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Emilian Robert Vicol

    Try to add google where?


    I haven't seen such penalties from webmasters... very bad to hear that you have been penalized because of this. Google steal and they get you punished.


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