said 4 months, 2 weeks ago:
Calling all geeksters. My hard to miss avatar is the bright red Macaw Parrot eye (we sell exotic bird supplies – it’s a branding thing)
The image for the avatar is 66kb. SME is the only place that I know of where the URL linked as opposed to LinkedIn or Twitter where they host the avatar image on their servers.
Bypassing a long convoluted story of support tickets with our eCommerce host, some time in the first week of December, that 66kb avatar image file was credited with 24 gb of bandwidth in less than 30 days. If you do the math, that little avatar needed about 360,000 hits to use 24gb.
SME is the only place I know of where it was hotlinked. I have since moved the image to a much underused server so I don’t blow my hosting budget (while breaking all other possible hotlinks) but I’m trying to figure out if SME get’s THAT much traffic?
Any thoughts would be appreciated