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Luminate Review : Monetize Images On Your Blog for Extra Income

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Review of: Luminate
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On March 15, 2011
Last modified:August 11, 2014

Summary:

Luminate is a useful ad network to monetize images of your blog. It uses Adsense to monetize images. It's a good network to try but keep a track of difference in existing CTR and eCPM of Adsense after using Luminate.

Luminate Review : Monetize Images On Your Blog for Extra Income

As a blogger we know many ways to monetize our blog, for example: Contextual ad network like adsense, Chitika, Text links ads like Infolinks, Direct ad networks like Buysellads, CPM ad networks like TechnoratiMedia and so on. Luminate is a new and exciting way to monetize your blog using Images.

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Luminate transforms your static images on post into interactive media and show ads which will generate another level of income for you. In other word Luminate is adsense for images which is backed up by Google itself. So if you are scared of using it because of Adsense violation, you don’t need to worry about it.

Some details about Luminate: Adsense for Images

Lumi Nate (EarlierPixazza)  is one of the most popular way to make money from Images and it works like Adsense, where it share the revenue with publishers. It shows adsense ads and related ads from affiliates and when ever a visitor end up buying any stuff, by following ads from your images, it will make money for you. Also it displays adsense ads which will generate money for you. Like adsense it works as revenue sharing.

Here is an example of image using Pixazza ads displaying adsense:

pixazzaadexample thumb Luminate is best for websites with Cosmetics, Fashion, Automotive, Home interior. Though you can add other blogs like Tech, Webmaster as well. Adding ads on your blog is very easy. Like Infolinks, simply grab the javascript code and add it into your header. They will manually approve your application which make take 2-3 days.

Luminate pays by PayPal or check and minimum payout is $10/blog. So if you have added more than 1 blog, you need to touch $10 for each blog to reach payout. I liked the idea of Luminate and hope in future they will add tech and other categories as targeted categories so that we can maximize our revenue. So with Luminate, here goes another addition to my earlier post on: How I make money with ShoutMeLoud.

Below is the income proof from Luminate:

luminate payment

 

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Do let us know what other ad program you are using to monetize images on your blog?

Luminate is a useful ad network to monetize images of your blog. It uses Adsense to monetize images. It's a good network to try but keep a track of difference in existing CTR and eCPM of Adsense after using Luminate.
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  • Nilesh

    Hi Harsh.
    Can you tell me Luminate is CPM based or CPC based ad network?

    Reply
  • Rais Zada

    Hi,
    Any one got paid from Luminate ? they are still paying ?

    Reply
  • Nizam Khan

    Awesome and much useful post. Well, the idea seems to be very interesting to monetize images on blog by showing adsense or affiliate ads. And the minimum payout is much better $10/per blog. I will for sure try it and let’s see how it works. Thanks Harsh for sharing and tweeted :)

    Reply
  • Veranda-info

    I got a call from the adsense team europe and asked about pixazza. The person told me he hadn’t heard about it before but said it looked ok and didn’t need to worry. Just got my first payment. Adsense pays higher but i like it.

    Reply
  • Bakare O.

    Thanks for great post, this seems interesting to me as I am learning many more opportunity of monetizing my blog than google adsense, thumbs up for you. I will surely try this out on my blog

    Reply
  • Kamlesh Kawadkar

    i thought that it will violate google adsense TOS ! Thats why i was not using it..
    But now it seems interesting :)

    Reply
  • Joshu Thomas

    Hey Harsh,

    Are you sure that this is in line with the TOS of Google Adsens? Since usage of adsense in light box or popups were not inline with the TOS as per my knowledge. But may be this comes under some other category. Just wanted to make sure it does not ban the G accounts!

    Thanks for the share, would definitely give it a try.
    Cheers, Josh

    Reply
  • Amit

    I applied on my website and it is approved but ads are not showing in my images ??why it is so??

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    • mahendra1270

      Hi amit it take 1-2 days to start working. It took 2 days for my blog.

      Reply
      • Amit

        Hi,/It does not shows adsense ads,is that necessary to tag images

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    • Anish K.S

      it will not work on small images. you need a good sized image.

      Reply
  • Sathish

    Hey Harsh, don’t you think using scripts on Images will affect the page loading time. It seems SML is loading a bit slower then it was before.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      I agree Sathish that it will decrease load time..I liked this ad idea, but I will not be using it on ShoutMeLoud. I will be removing it from ShoutMeLoud and will be keeping it live on other blogs like CallingAllGeeks and couple of others…

      Reply
    • Anish K.S

      You are mistaken, If SML is slow, its due to inline ads and another ad network.

      Reply
  • Kunal @ TechHogger

    What’s wrong if blogger can monetize some area of a blog without it giving bad impact on readers.
    Also relevant ads on images which will users some choices of ads.

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  • Dinesh

    Seems good way of earning.
    Harsh, Don’t you think this will violate Adsense TOS by showing more than 3 adsense ads in same page?

    Thanks in advance.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Dinesh, no it won’t as Pixazza is backed up and funded by Google.

      Reply
      • Dinesh

        Thanks,
        Yes, I read it in their site and techcrunch also. I should have read it before ask this question ;)

        Reply
  • Michael Aulia

    Wow, 60,000 views on the image? :) That’s really nice, Harsh.

    Traffic always == money. I guess this type of ad works best for fashion bloggers, but not always

    Reply
  • Anish K.S

    No doubt, its a very good ad network. me using the same for last few months. they paying ontime. better than the inline frauds. pixazza is blackened by google ads. so no worry about ads quality.

    Reply
  • Nicholas Teo

    I never knew this exist although I have an adsense account. I will try to see how to use this on my website.

    Reply
  • shyam jos

    I tried Pixazza, for about 2 months. earnings is not bad,
    works great if you have a blog with lots of images

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  • kbharath

    Pixazza is great i am using it since i started blogging. any how i have not earned more from Pixazza.

    Reply
  • mahendra1270

    Hi Harsh I am using this from past 2 months but its great way to monetize but having very less ads for tech internet blogs for rest of the topic they have decent amount of ads hope so they will improve it. Overall its great

    Reply
  • Shabnam Sultan

    Pixazza seems really interesting, going to try in my blog.

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  • Mani Viswanathan

    Well not impressive. 18 Clicks and only 2$ Pretty less. If I use on my blog, then I’ll hardly get anything on a daily basis.

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    • Anish K.S

      No its like adsense, if more good clicks, you will get more, no doubt.

      Reply
  • Naren Dran

    pixazza i use this network…
    i reach 18$ in jan end but today also i didn’t get payout….

    Reply
    • Anish K.S

      They Paying on 22th of each month, don’t worry they will pay.

      Reply
      • Naren Dran

        if i get payout i didn’t continue with pixzza bcoz its very slow to opening page i think….

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        • Harsh Agrawal

          Naren just check if you have made minimum threshold of $10. If you have, you can remove pixazza codes.

        • Naren Dran

          i have 18$ in pixazza waiting payment….

        • Naren Dran

          yesterday only i got 15$ payout i’m going to use pixazza in my other sites….

  • Kavya Hari

    Yeah, its really great. Thanks a lot for sharing your valuable info on here.And, its one of the popular path to increase the money.

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  • Mack

    Really cool way to monetize blogs…. I think, adbrite too have such ads..
    Anyway, happy to find you using this “Pixazza” ads on your blog. So, please share your report of the earning at the end of the month.

    Harsh, I’ll wait for your “pizazza earning” report. :-)

    Reply
  • Himanshu

    this is something different from the present ways to monetize a blog. will definitely try this. Harsh will this generate better revenue then infolinks?

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  • krishna

    brother i want to tell you that , when we use pixazza , as it is a google ad based ad network , it will low down the revenue per click for the google adsense ad. I have personnaly experienced it. It slows down the loading time for the site. Anyway use it and the cross check the revenue per click for google adsense before and after

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  • Usman@FirstHosting

    Do you think that this will also follow Adsence TOS, as they don’t allow adds on images?

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  • Pankaj Gupta

    It may irritate to the users. Otherwise, it is good and sometime gives good earning per click. I already tried this last year but removed due to complaint received from readers that they are annoying.

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  • Mahesh

    Great way to monetize images ! Thanks Harsh !!

    Reply
  • Jasmine

    Pixazza looks great, perhaps I can use it on one of my blogs. It’s always good to discover new ways to make money. :)

    Oh, I think there is a type “which make take”… should be “which may take”?

    Reply

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