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Updating Images on Hubs

  1. sallybea profile image98
    sallybeaposted 7 weeks ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13559616_f520.jpg
    I wonder how many people regularly add fresh images to their pages!  Perhaps these are just as important as renewing the text.  What a difference an image makes.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      When I update, I change as many images as I can and add any new ones that are relevant. I see images as being just as important as text, for both freshness and improved reader appeal.

      If you can take your own images, great. If you can get public domain images, edit them to suit your needs and it will also make them original in the eyes of search engines.

      1. sallybea profile image98
        sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        Definitely beneficial, my traffic has improved vastly as a result and HubPages staff have seen fit to snip and make changes to this hub. I would say it is as important to update images as it is to change the text.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image90
      chef-de-jourposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      That is some felt hat, a gorgeous mix of blended pastel with a hint of dark cloud looming. I'd wager there's no other image like that on t'internet! A search engne's dream.

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

        They wear them to church in Cornwall.

        1. sallybea profile image98
          sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

          The people in Cornwall must have good taste:)

      2. sallybea profile image98
        sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        chef-de-jour, that is one of the nicest compliments I have received.  There is only one hat like this and I am proud to say that I made it:)  I am the photographer too so that makes me doubly proud.  The hours I have spent learning my craft have been repaid.in full measure.  Thank you so much!

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      I do updating when I find an image that needs improvement, which is often.  However, I rarely update all of the images that appear in any given article.

      1. sallybea profile image98
        sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        Not all hubs are easy to improve and I am sure not many of yours need improvement:)

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

          Oh, you'd be surprised!  I update quite a bit!

    4. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      @smile sallybea, what a refreshing (no pun intended) idea. Thanks so much. I believe that I will try this. And have a peaceful night.

      1. sallybea profile image98
        sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        Always good to hear from you Kenneth, you have a peaceful night too.

  2. srsddn profile image88
    srsddnposted 7 weeks ago

    Great idea! I need to try it. I would, initially, try only if a better substitute is available. It may not be feasible in all cases. Thanks for your suggestion.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      You are very welcome.  I was always told that just a slight change to either words or text means Google has to refresh the material and that can only mean that even a small change will make a difference.

  3. Titia profile image92
    Titiaposted 6 weeks ago

    I often change photos when updating hubs. I almost always use my own photos and if not I try to find better ones. I had a tendency of showing too many photos, so I'm taking a lot of them down.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      As long as the images are relevant and add to a reader's understanding of the subject matter, I don't think that you can have too many.

      Pointless prettification of a page is not going to help.

      1. sallybea profile image98
        sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        It is often the picture which draws me in and if my own traffic is an example I would say that my traffic has improved since making these changes.  The images are definitely part of the subject matter, they are the original item photographed in a different way.

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    TheWritingHubposted 6 weeks ago

    This is brilliant, I will have to start using gifs more intentionally as  "content" on my website.  Thx.

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      You are welcome.  Can't see why it would not work.

  5. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 6 weeks ago

    Hey Sally! This is one of my regular "maintenance" tasks for my published hubs smile

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Good on you, I am sure it pays off, well, I like to think so.

 
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