Thursday, 27 February 2014

Google Image Search / Imaguard for Wordpress.

The developers of imaguard have done a fabulous job, but I have had to admit defeat and disable the imaguard plugin as Google has (without good reason) de-indexed pretty much all of the images from photos-for-you.com.

Here's a graph or earnings since I implemented imaguard (though they would decreased significantly anyway because of what Google have done in turning Google Image Search into the sort of giant web-scraper that Google would look on with disdain if anyone else tried it).



Now all I have to do is wait 3 or 4 months to see if traffic starts coming back again...

Maybe it'll not be long before I am making more than the hosting costs!


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Thursday, 9 January 2014

AdSense Earnings for December 2013 - £3.55

It's official.

Photos-for-you.com is now earning so little from AdSense that it actually losing me money after hosting fees etc.

Just remember, that if you have followed all the advice about AdSense that I have ever given, you only have yourself to blame :-)

For the record here are the stats for December :-




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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

AdSense Earnings - November 2013 For photos-for-you.com



Earnings dropped from £16.12 the previous month to £12.80.

Alarmingly, page views halved!

I guess photos-for-you.com will be on life support soon.

I could put a huge amount of extra effort into it to see what difference it makes - but I am not sure that it is worthwhile.

Here's the graph from the start of the year:


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Friday, 1 November 2013

AdSense Earnings For October 2013 for photos-for-you.com - £16.33

The switch to full public domain photos for photos-for-you.com has yet to have any effect.

Who knows though - maybe the word will get out eventually and lots more people will click on my ads before they take all my photos, put them on their own sites, and start ranking well above me in Google image search...



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Friday, 11 October 2013

Public Domain Photos

As from today...

Photos For You

Is now 'Public Domain'.

Anyone can use any photos on the site in any way they want with no restrictions.

We'll see if this makes any difference to the amount of traffic it gets (which has got pretty tiny of late).

I'll keep you all updated.



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Thursday, 3 October 2013

September Earnings for photos-for-you.com

AdSense = £10.24
Media.net ads = $0.00

I'd include a slick little graph of earnings, but there is so little, there is hardly much point.

Media.net earnings started out reasonably well, but quickly fell to absolutely nothing, and I think the ad blocks are *really* ugly and not very well targeted (in the UK at least) so I'll probably remove them when I get some spare time.

Here's a graph of traffic so far this year (the changes to Google image search are responsible for the vast majority of the drop *I think*) :-




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