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Google Image Traffic - Worthless?

     
5:34 am on Sep 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I've been receiving a good amount of traffic for some images on my blog site, but I feel this traffic is completely worthless and doesn't help me convert at all.

I feel like anyone using Google Image search is just interested in the image and nothing else, so I feel like my bandwith is just being wasted for no reason.

I'm thinking of not using images in my blogs or using nofollow so they don't appear in Google Image search anymore.

What is your take on your images showing up in Google Image searches? Do you convert customers from these visits, or are these visits just window shopping for images?

Thank you!
8:00 am on Sept 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Many customers look for products in Google image, and it's quite useful to bring customers when a good discount watermark is added to pictures.
8:20 am on Sept 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Some search for products, but the main part are just interested in the images and they dont go to your site, be cause of google new layout, they dont have to. Even for image sites google is not really important be cause of there new layout. I would just block google and let bing and yahoo stay.
12:19 pm on Sept 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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There are some folks that ban Google from indexing their images for exactly this reason. The bandwidth consumed versus the lack of conversion is an issue.