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Image hosting site with almost 5K unique visitors per day. Lost AdSense. Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by drspan, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. drspan

    drspan Newbie

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    I own pictir, a high-resolution image hosting site. It's been climbing in popularity since I started it in July, and for the month of November already has almost 50,000 unique visitors. This is potential money that I'm losing.

    Unfortunately Google banned my AdSense account for the site, because people have been uploading pornographic images regularly. I could ban that action, but that's almost half my traffic. Instead, I'm looking for some decent alternatives. Any ideas?
     
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    AR!ZONA Regular Member

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    ...going to pictir to look at pornographic images...
     
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    -ReX- Power Member

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    You could try juicy ads (they do not pay near as much) or you could sell link. You could also get blackhatworld and create popunders that go to ppc (1-5 cents each)
     
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    Hi Dr.Span,
    Allow Porn But content lock it pm me for some solutions.
    If you choose not to then offer :
    Premium Membership
    Pop Unders , CPM Banners
    Implement a CMS
     
  5. im_a_lawyer

    im_a_lawyer Newbie

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    how in the world do you get away with using 200+ GB of traffic every day AND paying only $13.50/month for your hosting?
     
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    -ReX- Power Member

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    How do you know what hosting he is using? Also, which hosting site is he using :)

    @op your hosting is gonna get suspended lol.
     
  7. jake042

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    He mentioned it in his other topic.


    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
  8. im_a_lawyer

    im_a_lawyer Newbie

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  9. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Content lock the porn and then ban uploading adult material to your website.
    Sure I know your traffic will decrease but your profit off of the real income producing traffic will be good
    and it will obviously grow :)
     
  10. drspan

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    I really need to get a 'Pro' membership going or something similar on my site. Implementing that and user accounts will be a massive undertaking though, probably costing at least a month's time.

    Also, as far as bandwidth goes, we're using on average 1TB/day now, with monday peaking at almost two TB in 24 hours.
     
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    PureBlack BANNED BANNED

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    you can checkout bigger image hosting files and how they monetize it. I'm pretty sure it's all optimized in a way.
     
  12. infinity0

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    Try these networks out.
    Plugrush works really great with such traffic...specially with mobile users.I'm getting $1.6-2.0 ecpm for mobile ads.

    Code:
    www.plugrush.com
    
    Ref link:-http://goo.gl/CwAjP

    Code:
    www.edomz.com
    
    ref link:-http://goo.gl/SRWMm

    Code:
    www.cpmleader.com
    ref link:http://goo.gl/bH4eW
     
  13. igwe4life

    igwe4life Newbie

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    I don't think juicy ads are a good idea because they do porn and many of your users may be turn off,
     
  14. Norman Bates

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    Juicyads. Plugrush, Maybe even Bidtraffic?

    Or... since it is an image hosting website, maybe you can be an affiliate for camera offers? DSLRs are hot nowadays. Since your visitors are uploading pics, they might be interested in a brand new SLR. :)
     
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  15. aldis

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    +1 to the idea of camera offers, seems to be the only suggestion with logic and without self-promoting attempt so far *cough* referral link *cough*.

    +repped
     
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  16. Norman Bates

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    Thanks man! Well, I really think camera offers are good for the site. It has high earning potential. The only thing you would need now is to find one that has good deals. :)
     
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    lol you think just cause they're uploading pics they'll want a camera? lmao. No logic there.
     
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  18. Norman Bates

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    No logic? You seriously mean this?

    Man, you can laugh all you want but its an idea that FOR SOME REASON is laughable to you, but it actually has some legs. In fact, it can work.

    I had enough Advertising, Marketing, and Integrated Marketing Communications courses for me to know that my line of thinking makes sense in this aspect. Oh well. :)
     
  19. LittleBoots

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    I'm going to have to agree with this guy, how many people look at porn pictures? and what percentage of them have a camera or do photography. You'll get more money selling sex toys. (Just a point, I know the admin doesn't want porn ads).
     
  20. Norman Bates

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    You're basing it off on your current knowledge. Unless you study the demographics of his visitors, you'll never really know. But I do understand where you and the other guy is coming from. :)