Direct Linking

>> Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Direct Linking" (when done without permission is also known as hotlinking, leeching, piggy-backing, offsite image grabs and bandwidth theft) is a term referring to when a web page of one website owner is linking directly to the images or other multimedia files on the web host of another website owner.

To keep your site clean and avoid sucking the life from another customer's bandwidth, here is a list of free image hosts (to get you started) which allow you to store images on their server at no cost and allow you to direct link the hosted image files.

PhotoBucket

ImageShack®

Tiny Pic

Free Image Hosting

Image Chicken

ImageHost

TheFreeSite.com

XS.to


Image Cave


ImgFreeHost



MyNetImages


For a list of 100+ more options to hold all your pics check out Find Image Host...there is sure to be something that fits your bill.

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