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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

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.

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