Outbound Links

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (11 posts)
  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image89
    DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years ago

    I am finding that there is a conflict between the rules regarding "properly attributed photos," and the "overly promotional" warning potential.

    If Hub Pages wants us to properly attribute photos that are not our own, (and it is not always possible to use our own, if we have no means to get somewhere to take a photo ourselves), then that usually requires a mandatory link back to the web page from which the photo was obtained,  for said "proper credit."

    It seems to me it is therefore unfair that these same links should count against us in the calculation of "overly promotional." 

    Photo credits should instead be exempted from that count, and "promotional" outbound links should only be those touting a product, or linking out to another site/article.

    It would be much appreciated if this change could be made.  Surely there is sufficient code within the programming for the various capsules for the difference between a photo caption/credit and standard text links (or link capsules) to be easily determined....for if that were not the case, we'd have no differences in the types of capsules available.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      Links are limited to 2 or less per domain unless the domain is a well-known and respected resource like wikipedia.
      In general it probably isn't a good practice to use 3 or more images form the same non-clean site.
      The best practice is to use your own original images, but if not, then try to use varied sources and not just one and you should have no issues related to overly promotional moderations and your photo attribution.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image89
        DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I generally DO use images from more than a single site in the first place...but it doesn't SAY that in the "notice" on the composition side of the hubs; it only warns about "links from photo credits will be counted toward 'promotional' links"....how many, from where, and the rest you have just explained here are NOT mentioned.  Perhaps the language in that information should be clarified.
        ...And "non-clean" site???  That's a new one on me.
        Golly...and Wikipedia is "respected?"  ANYone can contribute there, and when I did some writing for Demand Studios, it was a site on their BLACKLIST of sites BANNED for sources, due to being considered unreliable.  Wow.
        And no, if I'm looking for an image of Queen Victoria, as I was the other day, sorry, but I'm not going to have my own photo of her....nor would I be likely to have my own photos of anything to do with, say, The Indy 500, for example.
        I've never been hit with an actual warning--I was merely inquiring vis-a-vis the "warning" statement in the composition end of hub creation.
        (I've only seen such a 'warning' message when I have hit 'save unpublished' on a new hub that I needed to come back to later.)

    2. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There are a couple of possible solutions to this.

      One is to use one of the photo sites which are exempt. Flickr is one.  Wikimedia Commons is another.  I'm sure there would be others - it would be nice if HubPages would give us a list!

      Depending on the site, there is one other way around it.   It's not legally necessary to put the attribution IN the photo capsule - in fact, in the early days of HubPages, it wasn't even allowed!   What is required is that you place an attribution somewhere in your article.  So all you have to do is insert a credit at the end of your Hub saying "All photos courtesy of ...." with the link.   Of course, that doesn't work if you have to credit the individual photographers within that site, but it is useful in some situations.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image89
        DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Ok, good idea...as I have done with my hub on Lassen Park, in which I placed a capsule at the end stating, "all black and white photos taken by my late father."

  2. Reality Bytes profile image78
    Reality Bytesposted 9 years ago


    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image89
      DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Perfect, Reality Bytes--just perfect!  ROFL

  3. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 9 years ago

    LOL Reality Bytes! Love the hoops!

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    Many photo sites [foter etc] are exempt, and you can suggest more.

  5. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    We can't forget that there are also Hubs that provide lists of sites where one can get photo's and images. Just use the search bar smile  js

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image89
      DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I had no idea--thanks, DS


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)