I was looking at my reports on google adsense, and on my mobile site, google reports that people see ads about 1% of the time. The stats are much more in my favor on the desktop site where the ads are above the images.
I have my site with the large picture formatted in the following manner:
<body> text <img src="imagetodisplay.jpg" width="xxx" height="xxx"> <script> //page styling begins here. </script> </body>
When testing my site with webpagetest.org, it always shows that the large image begins loading before the adsense ads begin loading.
Here's a webpagetest.org report of my site: http://www.webpagetest.org/result/160404_TB_19N8/1/details/
What I want to do is attempt to change the order so that the first thing that loads is the web page text, then the ads, then the image so that everyone can see the ads fully loaded.
Also, I prefer not having the images themselves indexed in search engines, just only the original web pages that the images are loaded into.