Hi WA community!
Today I wanted to expose a problem I have been having with nintendokusou.com and ask for you opinion and help if possible. Maybe with your experience I can solve the problem I'm having.
For the past month or so I have been receiving some site support tickets from WA where they bring to my attention that they think the site footprint is "bloated" because it is occupying a disk space of arround 4 Gb so far.
Then they advise me to put all videos and images in external services like Flickr.
The problem is, and I have told them this several times before, I can't upload most of the images in my website to Flickr and similar services for a very simple reason:
- Most images are from Nintendo products (or other 3rd parties), therefore are copyrighted material, so I can't risk uploading them to a random site like Flickr, where they can delete my entire account if they think one day that I'm uploading copyrighted stuff to their service (or at least that's what I get from their, and other similar sites, terms and conditions.)
Also, there will come a time within a short time span where an account like that won't be able to contain all the images on my site anymore, most likely.
So, I have explained this to site support countless times, and the last time they told me to send an e-mail to Kyle and Carson.
I sent an e-mail to Kyle, he said to copy paste all the conversation and send it to him, but I never got an answer from him about this in the end! I thought everything was fine.
Now today I can't even log in into my wordpress site space and site support isn't getting back to me with a solution or options on how to handle this mess. (I'm getting a 302 Moved temporarily, when I try to log in.)
Moreover, I haven't even been able to monetize the site yet, due to lack of time and because I only have a small audience so far and this niche is kind of difficult to succeed in due to competition, so I'm not making any money to cover for the costs so far. I'm only doing it cause I like to and in hopes I can turn it into something lucrative in the near future, when I have time out of school so I can dedicate myself more to this and the WA lessons.
All of this to ask if any of you know of a good external service I could potentially use with the site that will support a large amount of images but won't be that expensive or have these copyright type of problems!? Also, if you have any suggestions on how I should handle things with WA, because so far they haven't helped as much as I would hope...
I'm kinda lost and don't know what to do now. I'm starting to lose faith and I'm worried I will potentially have to start from scratch or take a big break to get things in order again...
Thank you all in advance for at least trying to help.
Best regards,
your fellow WA member,
EduCard

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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Anot6her far simpler solution is to pay for your own hosting
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EduCard Premium
I considered that, but for now I think I'm going to move all my images to Amazon S3 and go with that. Maybe at a later time I will move the whole site somewhere else, who knows, we will see.
Thanks for answering.
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TheCatherine Premium Plus
Even if you do have your own hosting the size will kill you cosst wise.
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Calley Premium
Hey, so not sure how you will solve this problem, your site looks amazing by the way.. would you put up a WA banner there... you do have high quality pictures in there and your are always going to run into space issues with what you are doing because of the amount of photos you are including, unless you are going to pay for the storage. Then you run into your catch 22, I would consider reducing the amount of Graphic art you are including. Hope this helps a little.
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EduCard Premium
Yeah, I have no other option but paying for storage of the images somewhere, but I don't know of a good service that will work for what I need. After all it's a news site, so it will only keep growing...
I defenitely want to promote WA in there once I have time to finish the lessons, but right now keeping the site alive is more important so I don't lose the few readers I already have... (and I have been a little busy with school nowadays.)
If you know of a good place / service to host files / images that has a big or unlimited storage space plan, that would help a lot!?
Thanks for answering. :)
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KBush Premium
I dont know much about all this, but couldn't you unload the images you have in your library and on your posts from Nintendo and reload them after you resized to a smaller format. Then your site wont be so bloated.

Just a suggestion.

Hope this helps
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EduCard Premium
Thanks for answering.
I already upload them in the smallest formats possible.
The problem is that I upload a lot every week, and it will just keep growing, and from what I get, WA just doesn't want to have them on their servers or something.
I can't even log in into the site right now, so I can't even copy the images back...
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KBush Premium
Maybe the problem is that you are over doing it. You should not be monopolizing your website, with just trying to sale stuff. You need to be writing content without selling anything as well, so you can gain trust with people, so they will want to buy from you. If your website is full of only posts of selling something, then your potential customers will not believe that you really care about the products, that you are recommending.

I believe you should only have 30 to 50 items at a time on your website, with great content and research on each item. Then replace them as you figure out which ones are not selling. Then you would have products rotating, if you are going to have that many items you want to sell.

The main thing is to realize that quality not quantity make alot of great sales. It also will add trust to you your website.

Maybe you could talk to tech support about helping you only keep the items that you are getting the most sales from now and getting rid of the rest until you figure out something better for you and WA.

Just my opinion.

I hope everything works out for you.

Kinda Bush
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EduCard Premium
Ok, you didn't even look at the site, did you?
Or read above, did you?
I said I'm not even monetizing the site yet! Since March, I have been trying to build a following and haven't even put a single advertisemente in there! Didn't have much time for it either.
I'm trying to build a Nintendo News and Fan Site. I know perfectly that I can't go trying to sell things blindly to people. Gamers aren't stupid, or most aren't at least.
That's not the problem anyways... this is a hosting space problem with images.
Thanks for worrying though.
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KBush Premium
Hope everything works out for you. I wish you great success and a prosperous future.
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EduCard Premium
Thanks! :)
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