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 10:19 pm on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)


I'm looking for a simple script to display images with the following features:

1- the Google Ads are refreshed while browsing the gallery
2- With no database
3- Images can be indexed by Google Image bot

Any suggestion?




 10:49 pm on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

Not really an adsense topic is it.

(Try Sourceforge.)


 11:55 pm on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

ian_D, I decided to ask the question here because I'm hoping to increase my adsense revenues by using a script that is doing a refresh on each image load, so that the ads are refreshing. I will have a look at Sourceforge, thanks!


 11:56 pm on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

Not really an adsense topic is it.

You obviously do not have image galleries!

Any suggestion?

I used to have one, worked well for years until, for whatever reason, Google took a total hatred towards it and screwed it completely, and I mean probably the most well-known CMS gallery.

My work is VERY image and information intensive, I have spent many, many hours of testing and proving stuff but I ain't posting the solution on a pubic forum board ... And it's not a CMS, it's an adaptation of something already available :-)


 1:25 am on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

Actually, I probably have some of the largest image galleries on the web. I've also developed or contributed to many image programs and gallery applications since 2003, quite possibly even the one you've adapted for your site.

1- the Google Ads are refreshed while browsing the gallery
relates to html, not adsense

2- With no database
relates to php, not adsense

3- Images can be indexed by Google Image bot
relates to htaccess, not adsense

If the question is, "does refreshing ads work better than fixed ads"..

There are a lot of different opinions about replacing ads on each image page load. Some people swear by ajax image loading, reasoning that the longer an ad is in your face the more likely you are to click. I try to avoid ajax as much as possible in my image display applications because I find fixed ads don't do as well for me in those settings. By showing more ads, it's more likely they'll see something that interests them. You may find your CPC suffers a bit as a result though.

At any rate, sourceforge will have what you need to get started. There's still no perfect solution for displaying all types of images in all settings so you probably will have to customise a bit for your own needs.


 1:29 am on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

I used to have a gallery image site. In 2 years, my sites are generating 10% of what they used to. And each 5 months, they go lower and lower.

It was profitable for 7 years though.


 1:30 am on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

I was hit mostly by Adsense. While Panda/Penguin/whatever has hit me, Adsense has more fury. I have my theories.

I will recommend to stick with written, valuable content sites.


 1:29 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

Actually, I probably have some of the largest image galleries on the web.

So why write:

Not really an adsense topic is it.

If it's monetisation with AdSense then it's an applicable topic, period.

I can assure you my adaptation is not something you have worked upon.


 6:42 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm looking for a simple script to display images with the following features:

This sounds like a "how do I build a website" question more than anything.

With no database

Then you either have to hard-wire each image file into your HTML or you need a script that can generate a list of links to images (or img tags) from the contents of a directory. PHP, .NET, Cold Fusion, Ruby on Rails, Javascript...What's your preference? Oh, and then you need to give each image an alt tag. Where is that information stored unless hardwired into the page. Let's see, maybe in a text file or xml file. Might as well have a database then.

the Google Ads are refreshed while browsing the gallery

Every time a viewer navigates to a new page the ads will be refreshed. If you want to show images on a single page (loading them via JS) that could be an issue. I'm with ian_D on the subject of AJAX where things like this are concerned. I like to see new ads when a page reloads with new content. You can achive that with another round trip to the server rather than simply (if simple is the right term) manipulating the DOM.

Images can be indexed by Google Image bot

Never knew G to have an issue with scraping images unless you block the image bot with robots.txt or you only expose your content via javascript (which seems to be becoming less of an issue these days in theory anyway).


 10:46 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

First I'm sorry that my question generated a little debate on how relevant the subject is to this forum. I know how to build a website, I've been doing it for many years, this is why I didn't want to post in a more "general" forum, I believe that fellow Adsense users are the best people to better understand my current needs :-)

I have many content websites and for my image galleries I've used many scripts over the years, but the one I use the most since 8-9 years is Coppermine (php), but I would like to change. I'm looking now for something much more "simpleĻ, I don't need any more for users to be able to contribute to the gallery, a single Admin would be OK. My problem also with Coppermine is that broken links are generated every time I delete images or reorganize or delete an album. I just got tired of having to manage these broken links all the time in Google webmaster tool.

From my personal experience, I see that my image galleries where the Ads are refreshed on each image load (like Coppermine) generate much much more adsense revenues than the galleries where the same Ads remain displayed. So this would be the most important feature for me.

I looked at some scripts in the past few weeks, but there's so many! Thank you all for replying to my post (even if it seemed a little unrelevant to subject), I appreciate it!


 11:14 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

Lily, you don't owe apologies for asking a question. You can rest assured that if it was off topic, it would have been moved to a more appropriate Forum. Members don't all see things the same way which is what makes forums a good medium for the exchange of views and ideas.

That said, you might find useful ideas in other areas of the forum. I haven't looked it up, but I imagine there must have been others here with similar image concerns that did not touch on monetization. So many people are using WordPress, they have some excellent options, but if that's not what you're doing, maybe search for "image gallery" and see what turns up?

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