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How to access favicon from a remote server with out hot linking?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Showing favicon from a remote server on Your website with out hot linking

As you know Hot linking is a crime of stealing bandwidth of one's server. Knowingly or unknowingly people may be doing this with out the knowledge that ,it is a CRIME. Site owner of the website from where you have linked an image is actually paying for displaying THEIR image on YOUR website as this process consumes a significant amount of bandwidth. To learn more about what is Bandwidth Stealing / Direct linking / Hot linking, please CLICK HERE.

With out directly linking a favicon of another site, you can you the google indexed images. To access the favicon of a particular website, you can view it by taking the below given link. Replace "REQUIRED_DOMAIN" with a valid domain name
http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=REQUIRED_DOMAIN

How it works:

Example: http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=example.com

In the HTML code place the below given tag to detch the favicon of naother site.
<link href='http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=vacanciesonline.in' rel='icon' type='image/x-icon'/>

Google takes this from their indexed results.



How to link to this page?
If you wish to link to this page from your website, simply Copy and paste the above HTML code to your web page. It will appear on your page as:
How to access favicon from a remote server with out hot linking?.




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