Linda, where to you insert the tag? Typically, I just insert the image and the credit using the workshop. Where do I put the tag? Since I'm using the workshop add image, I never write the code. I'm lost as to how to do this in the editor.
The tag is built in the caption portion of your photo capsule. We cannot see it, but Hub Pages has alt tag built in already. We would use the HTML Alt Tag on our own blog or website. We don't need to write one on hub pages, because it is already done.
I will use one of your hubs.
Pics: Remove your name, etc.
Caption: Fairy Light, Flameless Flower Fairy Light etc.
Just put what people are looking at in the caption box. Less than 10 words that are straight and to the point.
Your images belong to you. Put a text capsule at bottom. All images, unless specified differently, are mine. Then put you name, initials.
For me, the gurgling has stopped and all I hear is the occasional drip of residual water falling from the plughole. I have become seriously disillusioned with online writing; I never expected to make money at it, but if people aren't even reading my stuff then I have to ask if it is worth the effort.
I have read hubs and forum threads about how to get along on HubPages, and I have taken that advice to the best of my ability. I have 29 hubs to my credit and I had seen slow progress in my traffic figures, but then BOOM! I'm down to about 2 views per day - Thrillsville.
Add to this the fact that my AdSense account has been under review for 18 months, and you'll understand why I am looking offline for new outlets for my writing. I have about a dozen hubs in various stages of development, but I'm not sure this is the best place to post them.
I rarely visit HubPages these days - which is sad, because I did enjoy this site.
+1 I feel like I used to when I was new and the going was slow. But alas! I did publish a new hub. I need to get to a round number before I go into hiatus, at least for a few weeks. My goal is 75 hubs.
The sad fact of the matter is that we are all currently at the mercy of Google and that almighty search engine has decided that any non-corporation run multi-person publishing platform appears to be unreliable - spam - disreputable content creation.
That opinion is hurting a lot of real people at the time of year when they most need the income they rely on from their creative endeavors.
So why is it that the great Google can judge the work of so many individuals so easily yet it still cannot do what it set out to do in the first place. Why can Google rank creative content as spam while still allowing spamming plagiarists to post rampantly on the internet with their stolen duplicate content?
This has happened to a number of accounts, mine included. I assume that Google has updated what advertisers are willing to pay for certain keyword groups, and has adjusted them lower.
Check Google Adwords, and see what the suggested bids are for your keyword groups. Mine have dropped to to 11 cents in some instances. If yours are very low as well, that would be the reason that your earnings are dropping while page views are on the rise.
I think it just depends on what advertisers are willing to pay. I am getting more traffic than ever for my website, but Adsense earnings are down this month. It seems like the Halloween hubs would be earning well right now ad advertisers compete for them.
Mark, I think with the right tools and knowledge, you could have a successful blog. You have natural talent to compose quality content. I don't know if this will help, but I saw this today while browsing the moz blog (which always seems to have quality, helpful articles). How to Launch a Successful Blog. It may be worth a read.
That article gave a lot of good info and lots of ideas I haven't used. I found out my site gets more traffic from referrals than search engines which surprised me. Now I need to work at getting to the top of Google again. For my niche, this could take some real doing. Thanks for the link.
Wow, that is a lot to digest. These folks must have much more time than myself, but the end result is looking positive. I think if I were to pursue what these two are doing I would have to give up my regular full time job (56 hours a week being full-time).
Investments made is rather high as well. I do have a blog (link on profile page) but I have not invested anything in to it cash wise other than buying my own domain name for a few years at a time.
Thanks for the link. I have it bookmarked and will delve into it when I have more time, deeper. My hours require soon that I sleep as I rise at 3:45am.
+ For anyone who follows Mark, yes, we would be very sorry. Maybe he could leave some of his work here that ranks well. It looks like he ranks well for 'stickman humour' with some of his images and one hub.
I'm happy that some of you have found the link helpful. It's very comprehensive and obviously is written by someone in the industry. It's a great tutorial and has helpful tips for anyone who publishes online. The author's food blog looks great. He did a super job, plus it has some amazing recipes. He did his homework and it looks like it's paying off for him.
Yes, Mark, you should leave your best ranking hubs here to link back to your new site. We all want you to keep a piece of yourself here! Not just for our own selfish reasons, but to keep any link juice you have flowing.
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