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Hub Improvements

  1. Iznogoud profile image81
    Iznogoudposted 6 years ago

    Its been suggested I drop in here and get some good advice from fellow authors. How does one improve: presentation, score, traffic, etcetera, etcetera.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The best way to go about using this forum is to post a link to one or two hubs, and request feedback on them smile

      This is the only forum where you can post links to your own work.

      P.S. You can edit a post by clicking 'more' and 'edit.'

  2. Iznogoud profile image81
    Iznogoudposted 6 years ago

    Once I'm done publishing the first batch I'll pick one out and then use whatever I learn from the criticism and then apply it to all the others. BBL! smile

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ok. You're making me very glad I left my link! lol good job smile

  3. Iznogoud profile image81
    Iznogoudposted 6 years ago

    Hopefully many more will be directed on the right path of your most excellent hub! smile

  4. Iznogoud profile image81
    Iznogoudposted 6 years ago

    I think this would be a good one to start with: http://hubpages.com/hub/home-aquarium

    At the moment none of the hubpage articles have images so that is something I will look at rectifying with all due haste.

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      BenjaminBposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes images can be found easily on Google Image Search and would liven up this hub for you. People like visual stimulus in my opinion.

      The first thing I noticed is that you do not include your list until the end of the hub. The problem I see with this being that a low # of people are going to read all the way to the bottom,but if the list is up higher (perhaps right after the opening text box) then with your opening text instead of jumping right into descriptive reasoning you would be using that section as a build up to introduce your list.

      Now you have the majority of the readers if interested in the topic wanting to at the very least read the list which is in their vision when they finish reading the opening text.

      Here's why this would work better. As they are now more likely to see and read your list they may see a tip on their they were not aware of and thus are now going to continue reading.

      See what I'm getting at,and the longer they are reading the better chance they will be interested in clicking an ad or a product from amazon.

      1. Iznogoud profile image81
        Iznogoudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Lots of good suggestions and advice but I'm unsure of the process of taking images from google image search. WryLitt says to find images for commercial reuse and to attribute correctly.

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          BenjaminBposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well I don't want to complicate issues for you but Google Image is just a search option choice on the Google search page. You type in any term you want and then just click the image tab in the upper left of the page.

          As for attributing pictures,I know nothing about this and have never seen anyone on their hubs do what would be called attributing,except a few times. I have used a ton of pictures from there and on some hubs would have to spend a hub's worth of listing attributions to all of the pictures on that hub.

          If they were in violation of any terms of use then I guess they would have been pulled by now because I have heard of this being done to some people's hubs.(their pic's being deemed as copy write infringement)

          If you do choose to attribute every picture you use from google images simply click on the image and it will take you to the site the image came from and have the information you need to list.

          To save one of these pic's for using simply right click on the image and choose save image and it will save it to your download file automatically(or you can create ad save in any folder you like) then you simply use the upload tab on the picture option on your hub locate your choice and upload it. Easy peezy lemon squeezy!

          1. WryLilt profile image87
            WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Sure, you can do it this way, but technically, it's not legal.

            How would you feel if someone came along, took your picture and used it without even saying where they got it or that you took it? Or, on a more personal note, how would you feel if someone did that to one of your articles.

            The new photo options that were introduced by HP last week make it a lot easier to attribute photos.

            But remember- there are different types of photo copyrights and you should always use the 'For Commercial Reuse' option in the advanced image search if you want to cover your own backside.

  5. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    It's a very well written article.

    So the text part is great. You said you'll be adding pictures - just make sure you use those that are for commercial reuse and attribute correctly.

    Have you applied to Amazon and Adsense? Those are the two best affiliates to start with.

    I can see some prime spots for Amazon adverts - you could provide Amazon links for items such as a scraper, decorations and a dip tube siphon.

    Have you got just two text capsules in that hub? I'd recommend breaking it into a few more capsules, mainly for the sake of the adverts but also so you have more places to put your photos etc.

    I generally go with a large paragraph or two small ones per text capsule - as long as the first paragraph is big enough to bring up your first adsense advert.

    You may be able to swing the Do's and Don'ts list to the right, and then make it grey or blue. That way it will be eye catching.

    1. Iznogoud profile image81
      Iznogoudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like that 'swinging the list to the right bit'. I'll try breaking into more capsules after I sort out the images bit. Adsense is already taken care of.

  6. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    What WryLilt said. Plus you need a better title for the hub. But job well done!

    1. Iznogoud profile image81
      Iznogoudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll need to figure out catchy titles. Their all lowercase at the moment anyways. I wasn't sure to go with capitalizing the titles or all uppercase.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Do you know much about keyword research? You need to try and choose good keyword titles that people are searching.

      2. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, if you're online, pop by the chatroom linked on my profile if you'd like, might be a bit quicker that way and you can ask any questions you have etc

  7. megmccormick profile image82
    megmccormickposted 6 years ago

    You can get photo images on Picasa.com  You can search for the images you need using keywords. Then when you find the images you like, the photographers have it posted what kind of license the photo is. So you will know if you can use the photo on your Hub, whether or not you need to cite the source etc. 

    If' you need help with this Picasa has a lot of good tutorials.  I should write a Hub about this!

    Meg

  8. Iznogoud profile image81
    Iznogoudposted 6 years ago

    I'm aware that attribution doesn't exempt copyright infringement, permission is still needed. I am checking out some royalty free stock photography sites and hope to have at least 30 images as well as links for the photographer.

 
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