Ok…I’ve been doing some SEO work on my site and noticed a couple of members have been linking to some of the files on my website. This is just really bad manners to do without asking the website owner. Most webmasters pay for bandwidth on their sites. I have sent emails to the inspectors that I found linking to my files and hope to get this resolved within a day. My previous way of dealing with this is to just replace the file with something they really wouldn’t want on their site and relink my file under a different name.
If you want to have a file on your site…Save it for yourself and host it on your own site. Don’t steal other people’s bandwidth by linking to their files!!!
If you want to find out if anyone is linking to your files do a search in different search engines. Graphics are the biggest culprit and google makes thiefs real easy to find. Type in site:www.yourdomain.com in the Google Images Search and see how many people are linking to graphics hosted on your site.