I was reading:


and I find that the photos on the mobile version of my site seem to violate rule #2 and maybe rule #3 and #4, and definitely #5.

Going on with suggestion #5, they article recommends that I should have the photo below the fold, but the problem is that thousands of guests will be looking for that photo by scrolling down which is the reason why they arrived to the page in the first place. Currently I have the photo taking up nearly the entire above-the-fold space, and I'm making $0 RPM from adsense on that page.

How can I then make money on such pages without causing inconvenience to the guests? and scrolling will count as an inconvenience and many guests will not care to read text.

This is a sample page of what I refer to:


Also, placing text at the side will look rather funny and probably cause an inconvenience because people want to see the photos at the largest size possible.

But then is text beside the pictute the only way to pull this off?

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    Actually, from a spiders point of view, you can have the text first and the image second and the other way around for users using CSS. This should hopefully please the bots more. Understand that Adsense is focused around placing bids on a site. It is the content and search potential that bidders see. If there is none or little, bids may not come. Even more importantly, if the content does not attract users that would be interested in their product, then bids are lower if they happen at all. The "club" user base is easy to advertise to. You have to help the advertisers by making the connection.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 22:28
  • Also take this guy with some salt. I do not think your site falls to far into this category. If you your site is image centric, then it would irritate users to scroll or hit the down button even a little bit per page over and over again.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 22:33
  • Well I did make a change to it around 6 hours ago to add text to the side but that made the image smaller. Its the image that people want to see. Tonight ill put the text on the left and image on the right and see what happens Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 23:13
  • And I'm trying to avoid having the user to scroll to see the image. Google would love me if I had paragraphs of text before the image but that would irritate the users since that makes scrolling mandatory Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 23:16
  • Another experiment you can try is where the textual content is higher than the image in the HTML, but you turn it the other way around (or anyway around that makes sense) using CSS. That may help.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 23:16

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The main ideas of the cited article are:

  • place no more then 3 ads above the fold
  • place textual content above the fold
  • don't place anything (like heavy weight images) above the fold, what could slow the page loading

What would i do?

  • place well optimized thumbnail of the image above the fold
  • locate the big image (good quality, big resolution == big weight) at external CDN
  • load the big image only after user action, like onClick
  • include in the head <link rel="prefetch"> to the big image located on external CDN
  • But. users already select the thumbnail from the thumbnail of pictures to see the larger picture on site. Taking this advice would ask me to make user make additional clicks just to see the picture. Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 18:02
  • @Mike Correct! I think, the pathway (mobile device, mobile site version) should look like: user comes to page with some thumbnails. In the page's header are all large image versions prefetched. After choosing, which image user wants to see enlarged, he clicks on the thumbnail, and the onClick event loads the enlarged image. I suppose btw., that the enlarged image version isn't bigger, then the display of the user's mobile device. It isn't user friendly, if each image has an own page - it would be thin content.To avoid it you will be forced to write at least 200 characters long description.
    – Evgeniy
    Commented Nov 3, 2015 at 8:32

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