Msg#: 3675375 posted 5:50 pm on Jun 15, 2008 (gmt 0)
Since about 3 days I'm having huge loads of traffic coming from Google Image Search - I have an entertainment blog, so half my content are pictures, half text and news. This kind of traffic is really hurting my stats: bounce rate now is 25% up and my Adsense CTR is down 40% - people just look at the picture for just one second and they're gone. My blog is optimized and it has good content and used to have a nice bounce rate.
Is there any way to avoid this traffic? Is is possible to 'opt-out' from Image Search? Any trick to avoid my images being indexed? What about the nofollow tag on pictures? Would that work?
Msg#: 3675375 posted 11:42 pm on Jun 15, 2008 (gmt 0)
If you're sure you don't want Image Search traffic, you could also use robots.txt to disallow the /images/ folder altogether. Either do it just for googlebot, or probably better in your situation, make it a universal request for all bots.