URGENT APPEAL

8 Feb

Dear Readers,

A situation has arisen concerning Google that is very negatively impacting many Blogs and Websites. This regards Google’s new image handling format.

Many sites are recording dire drops in viewership – and loss of their image property.

Please read:

FEBRUARY 6, 2013 BY 

Hail Google! So much for freedom

http://teepee12.com/2013/02/06/hail-google/?replytocom=10844#respond

We are asking you – our viewers – to help us maintain our sites and freedom by writing Google at this address to express your concerns and urge them to reverse this.

Contact Google: http://www.google.com/intl/en/contact/

also:  Google Watchdog:  http://insidegoogle.com/takeaction/file-a-complaint/  has an easy setup to file a complaint.

The existence of many sites and blogs is in jeopardy.

Here is a few quotes from Web owners and Bloggers: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/x8CnRPITLg8 :

- “Really It’s a horrible change for publishers who depend entirely on Google image search …”

- “As a webmaster I think it is a horrible thing. My traffic dropped and all images are now HOTLINKED! So google got my images and I got no traffic in return. In google’s blog post they said test show click trough rate to host sites were increasing, but this is bullshit. I got hit hard from 40.000 to 20.000 visitors daily. Now my question is: is it still worth letting google indexing your images? I mean big G is only stealing your bandwidth?”

- “I Have a website and sell a lot of products on Trademe.co.nz. I think the new google images is horrendous. It seems to slow my computer down, it can’t make it’s mind up if it wants to show you the picture or not, you have to click numerous times to get rid of the image, you have to hover over the picture for ages to get an idea if the size and there aren’t as many images as there used to be.”

- “I use it many times every day and am absolutely FED UP with it already.
I wish there was an alternative. I thought this was supposed to be an improvement.
It is UTTER CRAP !!”

- “Google’s entire search apparatus makes it now impossible to log hits to pages with referrer details, so you won’t know any more how a visitor came to the page: from a search (web or image) or directly. No referrer is provided from all logged in visitors which now account for a very, very large percentage of Google users.”

- “So now they are STEALING all images by letting people lift and copy images without even going to the author’s site!!!! Full size images, too!!! This is unethical and totally breaks copyright law. So now those of us who actually create these images – cartoonists, artists, designers, photogs – will not only lose traffic, we’ll lose our only work – OUR OWN CARTOONS!!!!

- “Before I used code to break the frames, so at least Google could only steal the images for a few seconds. Now they totally are scum. I am beyond disgusted and am going to disallow all images immediately.”

- “Very bad move from Google. Hotlinking and showing full size pictures on THEIR SITES without any regards to copyright and terms of use.”

Thank you.

Please do it now.

Yours sincerely,

jcalberta
myfavoritewesterns.com

 

6 Responses to “URGENT APPEAL”

  1. Teepee12 February 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    I am glad to see someone besides me doing something. I was beginning to wonder if everyone was just going to lie down and give up. Thank you!!

    • jcalberta February 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

      I just hope there’s somebody over there who actually cares.

  2. Doug Clayton February 9, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Hi Jer I feel your pain but don’t know what you can do as the little guy against big brother–perhaps if everyone understood how evil Google is they would find other search engines to use and would boycott all things Google. Myself I use Duckduckgo.com as my opening page and search engine online–and as much as possible I do not use Google as my main page as a lot of people like to do. If everyone did a little research on Google they might be so happy to use them at all–good like with your quest–Doug

    • jcalberta February 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

      On this blog I have less than half the number of visitors that I had before. Sad to see a once ‘Good Guy’ become the monster. Money does that to people. Yes, you are right, it’s time to dump Google. If they have no concern for site owners, what the hell are they good for? Any site that uses images has lost traffic. That’s ALL of them pretty well. You would think that would be a major concern for Google wouldn’t you? Evidently not.
      There are tons of Search Engines, so good bye Google.

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