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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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!
As Luis said, there are others like this to track down. Just search for hot bikinis.
LOL...I think just searching for the word "hot" will give more than you can handle.........
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.
What if the photos have no source? Certainly that can not be allowable if our photos need sources.
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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