Recently discovered many image hosting domains were hotlinking to my images. Toggling on hotlink protection stopped many as shown in my cf analytics. However today going through Google search console > linked domains i found many that are using CloudFlare dns and my images are visible on the cf sites linked pages. Why is hotlink protection not working?
There are a slew of look alike image sites using cf that look similar template / style wise. It’s nothing but image spam stealing webmasters resources. These domains could also earn a scraped domain a penalty by Google.