View Full Version : Lots of traffic through my site because of one image?

Oct 6, 2003, 06:17 PM
Ok, here's the story:

i run a website for a uk based singer/songwriter (www.cathyburton.co.uk). On the old version of the website, i had a scan of a plane ticket from when she did a gig somewhere in europe. Recently, (the last 6-8 weeks) i'm getting 50+ 404's for this image alone! I removed the image a little while ago as it was pretty pointless, but i'm getting loads of traffic through google image search (various countries) for people searching for "plane ticket" images. Google obviously has some old cache of the site. Try it yourself: http://images.google.com/images?q=plane+ticket&start=100&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N

Any idea why i'm getting so many requests for the image?? Baffled me!

Oct 6, 2003, 07:15 PM
maybe she wrote her phone numbe on it and didnt realize it.


Oct 6, 2003, 07:37 PM
Try it yourself: http://images.google.com/images?q=p...8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N

Forget the plane ticket. Look at the woman to the right of it!! Now a couple of photos like that would really help increase traffic to your site. :D