Google: embedded images from other sites do not count as links

Google’s John Mueller explained on Twitter that embedded images from other sites do not count as links to these sites. You also do not have to worry about unnatural links if a shady website embeds your images.

Hotlinked images aren't links

How to find unnatural links that point to your site

Hotlinked images aren’t a problem. Real unnatural links can lead to penalties and you should remove these links. The Link Disinfection tool in SEOprofiler helps you to find unnatural links that point to your site:

Remove bad links

Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".