One of our sites are experiencing being scraped by “empty” websites through hot-linking, and it’s starting to become an issue for us. We’ve looked into the Scrapeshield Hot-Linking Protection, but that seems to prevent any and all hot-linking, which is not something we want. We gather a good share of our traffic through users sharing our articles on Facebook for example, and it is my understanding that turning on the Hot-Linking protection would prevent our images to show up on these shared Facebook posts.
So I’m wondering how we can set up hot-link protection so that domains like Facebook and others like it can still hotlink, while these ill-intended crawlers are still blocked. A black- or whitelist would be ideal, don’t know if that’s doable.