I have six Hubs, and I've been on HubPages for a couple of weeks. I've applied twice and been turned down, citing "Insufficient Content". I've tried asking on Google AdSense, but have only gotten a couple of rude comments. For those who are using AdSense, what do you think I'm doing wrong? It looks like Google is already placing adsense ads on my hubs. Is that possible? My hubs tend to be 1600+ words, with polls and/or quizes, and images. I've used images gathered from search engines and listed as not licensed, yet the replies from the Google forum says I can't do that. Help?
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Thanks for the reply. Reading around, it seems that many people seem to want to leave HubPages for greener pastures. I'm brand new to all of this, so I don't even know what they mean. Ha!
Thanks for the advice. It is appreciated. Being new here, I am sort of stumbling round and learning as I go from trial and error.
Thanks. I'm just anxious to get it going. Just curious as to how it works. One person on the AdSense forum said my content was unoriginal, so they'd never approve me for an account.
No, that's not true. Your content is good, don't worry about that. For me, I applied on a Friday, was not approved, and decided to apply again on Monday- and was approved. I think much is robot checked and looks at time on HubPages as well.
Unfortunately, most of the images you find through regular search engines are not free use - even if they say they are. Your Duck Dynasty photos are publicity stills and def not free use.
He's right. I don't know 100% about the image attribution, so I like to play it same by making them myself, using images from websites like freedigitalphotos.net, and by using public domain pictures.
Wow, then how is anyone to know what is and what isn't? Shouldn't the search engine fix that?
The only way to know is if the owner of the image expressly states that it is public domain or that you can use it with certain requirements. You can also email people and ask. I would also try to use my own images when possible.
You can use rgbstock or morguefile for free images, also the commons at wikipedia. If you are free to use, the photo will tell you. Don't find them by Google search. I'm a girl, by the way. :P
Thanks, I will certainly check those sites out!
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Thanks, Ben. I'll keep writing! About my images: what I mean is I search Bing and type in my search: such as "Phil Robertson". A bunch of pictures will appear, and I click on 'license', and select 'free to share and use'. Then....