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Google Image Search Traffic = Worthless!!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SuperBlackHat, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. SuperBlackHat

    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    Anyone who ever told you google image search traffic is worth a damn completely and utterly lied to you.

    I have a blog that has been getting over 300 visitors a day for like the last 4 months and have affiliate links and a big ass popup that appears on every page. Till this day, i have yet to make even 1 sale, and the offer from the links and popup is highly related to the blog.

    The bottom line is, people want just the images they searched for on google, and that is all, nothing else. Anyone who tells you this type of traffic will convert into actual sales also has a bridge to sell you for just $99.

    Im done ranting.
     
  2. goredbull

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    Get yor images to renk for terms which gets goog CPC and see for your self.I can rank for A Lamborghini but not a single visitor from the image will make that purchase.

    I think you got the point.
     
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  3. thomansfel

    thomansfel Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    true, only way to convert such traffic is to offer one image as a sample and another related set of pics or album protected with a gateway
     
  4. xiphre

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    Been working with many adult sites that got 99% of their traffic from image search. Sure, didnt convert like any traffic but still another traffic source many seem to neglect. With that said I am not saying I myself would bother though ;)
     
  5. SuperBlackHat

    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    Whats funny to me is ive got all this traffic without even trying. And since I saw i was getting the traffic, i went ahead and optimized my site with articles and links and the like. Total waste of time.

    Im sticking with search traffic and ranking pages strictly for keywords and keywords only, screw image search traffic. Shit is useless.
     
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    When i search for an image, thats what I'm looking for - an image. I couldn't care less wtf was on the page that had the image
     
  7. Venture

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    you are going about it the wrong way.

    Watermark the image(s) that are getting the traffic with your sites URL (make sure you dont make it super annoying. set opacity of text to about 25%). its all about branding my friend. You never know where your image is going to end up next. Great long term traffic for your site.

    G img traffic is GREAT! :)
     
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  8. SuperBlackHat

    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    hmmm...... now that is interesting to say the least. Ill try it n see
     
  9. ib6_ub9

    ib6_ub9 Registered Member

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    Absolutely agree! Why would someone searching for an image buy something?

    The image part can be used to get you more exposure but I think that is that. When i am looking for a banana image, it is just that.
     
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    ib6_ub9 Registered Member

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    Thanks! Didn't think about that.
     
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    Super smart to watermark them:)
     
  12. reallife

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    I have a BH script to get tons of G img search traffic for my adult stuff; it didn't convert at a great ratio, but it did make some sales and was defiintely worth it.....a year ago. Six months ago, G changed the way they handled img traffic and since then it's been almost worthless. I'm still running the script but haven't even looked at it since the spring.