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Placing Text on Hub Icon Images - Tacky or a Good Idea?

  1. eugbug profile image94
    eugbugposted 9 days ago

    I've done this on a few hubs. Maybe it's a good idea because if someone does an image search, the photo with text relevant to the content of the hub can stand out amongst the competition.
    What do you think?

    1. Let-freedom-rigng profile image60
      Let-freedom-rigngposted 9 days ago in reply to this

      I think you phone number can be traced. If you don't mind that. Well, go for it I guess.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 5 days ago in reply to this

        Why would anyone put their phone number on an image?

    2. Robie Benve profile image93
      Robie Benveposted 9 days ago in reply to this

      I try to add text to all the first photos in my hubs. Then I Pin them. I'm pretty sure my traffic increased this way. : )

      1. eugbug profile image94
        eugbugposted 9 days ago in reply to this

        Hi Robie!

        How do you decide on which font, style and colour to use?

      2. Let-freedom-rigng profile image60
        Let-freedom-rigngposted 8 days ago in reply to this

        Excellent idea!

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 9 days ago

    Most people do this for Pinterest sharing

  3. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 5 days ago

    Doing this in ways that suit the image is great way to generate thousands of Pinterest visits smile

    1. eugbug profile image94
      eugbugposted 5 days ago in reply to this

      It seems like a reasonable idea as long as the image doesn't end up looking ugly and "tabloidy" - Then again "tabloid circulation" is the aim of the game!

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 days ago in reply to this

        I have done this for years with my first photo.  I use Pickmonkey.com, which is free, and play around with wording and fonts to come up with something that reflects my content and also merges well with the photo. Check any of my hubs to see what I'm talking about.  I do this strictly for Pinterest pinning, and I do get regular views as a result.  Pickmonkey has a little bit of a learning curve, but it is really fun to use and you can make certain words stand out by size, color and font  with it.

        1. eugbug profile image94
          eugbugposted 5 days ago in reply to this

          I'll have a look at your hubs. I normally use Paint Shop Pro for all my image manipulation and although probably the "Poor Man's" version of Photoshop, the vector text tools are quite good.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 45 hours ago in reply to this

            That probably will work as well.  I'm a big fan of Picmonkey and use the free version.  It offers lots of choices.

          2. Sherry Hewins profile image94
            Sherry Hewinsposted 44 hours ago in reply to this

            I prefer GIMP if I don't have PhotoShop.

 
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