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Nothing but photos?

  1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    I know that this has probably been addressed hundreds of times in the forums and other places on HP, but as a photographer who tries his best to add photos that complement the articles, it is frustrating when I come upon hubs that only have photos and nothing else and often outrank some of my hubs.

    Many of these hubs also have titles like: hot women...hot bikinis babes...hot "so & so" cleavage picture and the list goes on forever. I have a large number of followers from India and other Asiatic countries who write great articles and are excellent hubbers, but unfortunately the majority of these hubs emanate from this part of the world.

    I cannot help but wonder if these hubs are dragging HubPages down and making us look like God knows what in Goggle's eyes. There has to be a better way to handle this.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image87
      Dale Hydeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I always figured that a hub with mostly photos would fall low in Google ranking.  The impression left with me from the staff here and reading the forums is that "text" is a must, and a certain quanity of it for a hub to do well.

      However, you mention you have found some that outrank you here on HP.  That certainly is a valid concern that should be addressed by HP staff.

      1. AMFredenburg profile image80
        AMFredenburgposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds like it's the bikinis and the "hot babes" that are drawing the traffic; I suspect an all-photo array of tulips or tiger lilies wouldn't be nearly as highly ranked. Whether these sorts of sites make any money is another question. . . . I'm kind of surprised HubPages hasn't caught up with this and axed them yet; doesn't sound like the best content in the world.

  2. monisays2u profile image59
    monisays2uposted 4 years ago

    Hi LuiseGonzalez,
    I agree with you but blaming one country who have produced so many good hubbers to this community cannot be kept in the same platform. We do not have system that can track that these are really from India or Asiatic countries.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      monisays2u: Do not misunderstand me, I do not say that all are from this part of the world, just that a large number of them seem to be and when you look at the hubbers who posts them it often shows the country. Pardon me if I came across as laying all blame on any one country.

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Photo hubs are a permitted format.  And I bet they ones with hot chicks get good traffic.  The only thing I would flag them for is if they didn't have permission to use the photos.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, please do report these Hubs if they contain watermarked or pixelated images (though we can't unpublish Hubs if the images simply aren't attributed- we don't have the means of knowing whether those images were purchased or are otherwise owned by the authors).

  4. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    I found a hubber' with 50 score who has scores of hot bikini hubs, some with only two photos but other thumbnails of same person to click on - about two lines text and 100,000 views for his hubs. That's not fair as it is porny looking. I don't think he has photo sources. I don't think it's fair to  great photos byLuis

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Keep in mind that we're still going through a big backlog of already-published Hubs with our Quality Assessment Process. Chances are once human quality raters come across these Hubs, they'll get low ratings and lose their Featured status.

  5. tillsontitan profile image90
    tillsontitanposted 4 years ago

    I am certainly disappointed to think this is happening here on HP when people have had hubs pulled for one word!
    Photo hubs have their place, like any other, but not photo hubs promoting "hot women" or "hot babes", certainly not family material and certainly not quality hubs!

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I flagged it. He had no sources for photos among other things.

  6. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    As Luis said, there are others like this to track down. Just search for hot bikinis.

    1. tillsontitan profile image90
      tillsontitanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am really shocked!  I hope the powers that be here at HP are reading this forum and will be tracking down "hot"!

  7. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    LOL...I think just searching for the word "hot" will give more than you can handle.........tongue

    1. tillsontitan profile image90
      tillsontitanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I just looked at ONE hub about hot bikinis and I am still flabbergasted that it is on HP!!!!  I hope no children are watching wink

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
        LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Do a search for this one.......Wet-Hot-Bikini-Babes

  8. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    You'll find a lot of unattributed, pirated and pixelated  dross in a special section HP has made just for this sort of trash (PS read the introduction to the section; HP does not discourage this rubbish if it brings in views):
    http://hubpages.com/topics/entertainmen … videos/773

    This section was already the subject of a forum thread and numerous flaggings, but it is still there.

    1. brakel2 profile image86
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What if the photos have no source?  Certainly that can not be allowable if our photos need sources.

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Like I said, once the QAP gets to these Hubs, they probably WILL no longer be Featured. It just takes us a a while to get there. There are a LOT of Hubs right now, and only so many people are hopping them for us. :-/

 
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