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Why Doesn't Google Show The Photo In Our Hubpages On The Main Page

Updated on May 3, 2014

Brittany Todd asked the question,

  • "Why doesn't Google show the photo in our hub? If you ever tried to search the keywords for your hub and find yourself on the first page, you'll notice that the text is there, but no thumbnail. Why doesn't the first photo in our hub show next to the title in Google?

Immediately, I clicked over to Google to see what she was talking about. Since, it is January 18, 2012, you will notice that Google's page looks quite unusual as many websites protest the Sopa and Pipa legislation that may take away freedoms on the internet. So, everyone has blacked out either their logo, their front page, or closed shop entirely for 12 to 24 hours.

Well, besides that, the demonstration of finding images on your Hubpages search will be shown very clearly. I hope this answers the question. Basically, all a person needs to do is 'mouse-over' the arrow on the right side of the blog description and a pop-up window appears of the Hubpages complete view, photographs and all.

It is true that initially you will not see 'any' photographs or images from any of the articles listed in your search. But, that should not deter you or anyone else from clicking to visit the article in question. Please watch the 2 minutes video tutorial below.

A Very Short Answer To The Question

Okay, While I'm at it, I shall provide another answer to a question on Hubpages posted by Luis Gonzeles

He asks the question:

  • Traffic sources and Twitter Under the statistics banner; under traffic sources; Twitter does not show, but Facebook does, yet I know that there are visits from Twitter. Where do they show?

Here is my answer to the question:

Take a look at the Red Arrows

  • This is your MY HUB STAT PAGE


  • Click the DOMAIN Menu and that will put your list of domains into alphabetical order. In this instance below, it is reverse alphabetical order with the last letter of the alphabet showing at the top.

  • You can see 'TWITTER' listed

The last screen shot points out how to read your graph.

  • For each domain listed on the left hand column you will see

  • Statistics for visits with in the past 24 hours

  • Statistics for visits with in the past 7 days

  • Statistics for visits with in the past 30 days (month)

  • Statistics for visits that have ever been made (total)

I do question the statistics for my twitter visits within this past 24 hours to a month as showing ZERO, since in just one of my hubs for #StopSopa I have had 170 visits and I know for sure they weren't coming from all Hubpages members and many people were tweeting the link on twitter. So, these figures are quite surprising and I'm wondering if they are tallied correctly.

Part Three of This Surprising Tutorial Follows as an after effect to publishing this hub. I clicked the MAKE A HUB ABOUT IT RESPONSE in the Question / Answer section of Hubpages.

Once you do this, you are guided to begin a new hubpages entry as you normally do each time you start to write a new hub. When I completed the hubpage and clicked "PUBLISH" the hub was AUTOMATICALLY published directly as an answer to the question.

What surprised me was that my profile avatar was not published next to my answer. Instead, the first photo image from the hub turned up inside the square that usually holds the avatar. So there you have it! Voila and surprise!

This is an example of a Hubpages Question

Here You May Choose To Make A Hub About The Answer

This is the final post with the photo in place of your avatar

Three Other Hubpages Tutorial

Hubpages A Dollar A Day Is Better Than Nothing

All rights reserved, © copyright Debby Bruck 2012

This Hubpages response answers three general questions about getting information and posting responses on your blogs here at Hubpages community. First learn how to see your photos listed on Google, second find your Twitter Traffic statistics and third see what happens to your post and avatar when you answer a question.

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About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM loves to write about various topics on Hubpages. With a master's degree in education, she likes to provide helpful tutorials for those who may just be learning about Hubpages and also attempting to research those mystery questions. Debby is the founder of Homeopathy World Community a social network of professional homeopaths enlightening the world to the healing powers of energy medicines. She hosts numerous radio shows each week on a variety of health topics. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Vinaya ~ Perhaps the video receives higher priority and a different processing system through Google? It makes sense since you will see 'videos' treated differently in the search engine. This might suggest that we would be wise to make more 'video' Hubpages. Thanks for your observations. Blessings, Debby

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Debby, I was also wondering about this. When we share our hubs on social media such as facebook, the first picture shows with the link, but not on google. Interestingly, when we have hubpages embedded video, it appears on google.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Hello America ~ Thanks for voting up. No, it is not my copyright. Wondering if it is an acceptable use of the logo now that you mention it. Seems to be prevalent everywhere on the internet. If you do research and find out send me a message and let me know. Thank you so much, Debby

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      American_Choices 6 years ago from USA

      Debby Bruck,

      I learned allot from the hub - excellent. Voted up and useful.

      I also appreciate the horizontal line you created for Twitter and Google. Is that photo also copyrighted by you?

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Glad to be of help. Where ever did your avatar go to? Ah! Maybe your were not signed in to the network. Have a lovely day. Debby

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      einron 6 years ago

      Thanks Debby for your answers.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Hello Brittany! I'm glad you found the answer here. Have a lovely day. Debby

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      Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      Excellent hub! Thank you for answering my question and also giving useful tips that are related. Great work!!!

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Cool! Let the members gather around the watering hole and learn more. Blessings, Debby

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      I have wondered about this from time to time, thanks for the information.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Oh! Very good. Glad you found this useful. All websites constantly change and update their formats and services. This keeps us on our toes to re-learn and reacclimatize to each environment. Blessings, Debby

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      the information in the video on how to find extra information on the hub via google.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Hi Flora ~ Which part was new?

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      Some of this information I knew and otther information was new to me. Thanks.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Hello Alastar ~ Wow! I'm so happy there are visitors here. If you enjoy my voice, a number of my poetry hubs have audio readings. Blessings to you, Debby

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      Alastar Packer 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Cool instruct vid Debby, dig yer voice too.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Howdy Susan, Just ask away and I'll do my best to answer. Blessings today, Debby

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      Rika Susan 6 years ago from South Africa

      Very informative hub, Debby! Thanks for answering these questions in such a clear and interesting way.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Wow! Breen, you are a dear to follow my writings here. You will certainly learn a great deal by reading all these tutorials. Sometimes when someone posts a question that I don't know the answer, I will immediately start investigating. The surprises we get by our curiosity! I hope this was helpful to you and Flora. All the best, Debby

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      Breen Bergstrome 6 years ago

      There are so many answers here I didn't know there were questions for!


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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Dear Lori ~ I'm very happy someone could benefit from these tutorials. Always learning something new here on Hubpages! Have a super day. Debby

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      Tammy 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for answering these questions in such great detail. It helps a lot to understand what is going on and why. I will be sure to bookmark this and pass it on.