Unfortunately, Redflava won’t be updating this week. Funding the site is still a problem after moving to a dedicated server; and even with some generous donations I will have to take extra hours at my part-time job this week, so I have enough money to continue running the website.
I’d have hoped that we’d have enough extra visitors to generate more ad revenue which would cover the costs, but even with increasing amounts of visitors (24,000 unique visitors on a peak day last week), ad revenue hasn’t increased.
Maybe it’s a problem with the current adverts we have, which we can change, so any advice in the comments would be welcome. I’d love to have Google ads, but they’ve banned us twice now with the reason that our site contains mature content. I think it’s because we feature Japanese models who have more sexual images. Because of this we had to resort to more mature ad networks since the other alternatives to Google have a similar usage policy for mature content.
We could remove all our content on Japanese models, and reapply for Google ads, but I know a lot of our viewers come for the Japanese models. Plus it wouldn’t necessarily mean that Google wouldn’t ban our site again, because they’ve already done it before and they seem to find any reason to ban people when they owe them the first payment (with the last two combined times Google were supposed to finally pay us, but they banned us, with $600 unpaid to us, and supposedly gave the money back to their advertisers…).
Any more donations are welcome to help us keep online longer so we can find a solution to the ad revenue. You can go to this link (http://www.redflava.com/about/donations/) to donate to us. If I can’t find a solution and have to keep working full-time, I’ll have no time to update the site and I’ll have to close it.
Thanks to all the viewers who’ve supported us, and thank you for any ideas for a solution to our problem.