I take a lot of my own pictures and add those to hubs. When I do this, I credit myself and link that credit to my HP profile. I generally use at least five pictures so the slideshow option becomes available for readers, but generally use around 10 pictures. I wound up in the Google sandbox for a week in early January and, out of paranoia, I'm making every effort to avoid landing there again. Because these credit links are ultimately creating backlinks, do you think Google will ding me, thinking I'm trying to unjustly build up backlinks to my hubs? Should I delete the bulk of the image credit links and just use one or two per hub?
So help me out here - if I use 10 photos and only link two of them back to HubPages am I OK?
I think you'd be fine. I've been linking my credit line with every picture I provide back to my profile. I think I'm gonna go back and limit the link to two or three of them, just to be on the safe side with Google. My page views are consistently moving upward, and the last thing I wanna do is wind up in that sandbox again. That was a scary week.
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