Image credit attributes - Can we get a blanket for image loaded hubs?

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  1. Rhonda Lytle profile image70
    Rhonda Lytleposted 4 years ago

    For some articles, like how to articles or anything with instructions, multiple examples of a flower, animal or what have you, there are tons of pictures.  When putting one's own author name in the many source boxes required, it start to look really spammy.

    Some have theorized this to be a factor in the recent Google slap so many have felt.
    Is there any way we could get a blanket attribute?  Putting the option with the copyright option under the display tab in the workshop would be great and make sense. 

    Obviously, if the image is not one's own, it should be accredited as always but constant repetition of the same name, our own, just looks bad.  Can this be done Hubteam?  Please?  With sugar and hopefully improved Google traffic and rankings on top? 

    Lastly, it would look much more professional.  One of the really cool things about HP layouts is that they do look like a well laid out magazine spread when one gets lucky and pulls off a good article.  How many magazines run photo spreads with the photographer's name under each shot he took?  None.  It's a blanket credit that doesn't detract from the awesomeness of the repeated images he/she created.

    Just a thought to the powers that be in Hubdom and thanks for thinking about it either way. 

    God bless and peace out.

    1. Writer Fox profile image45
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If you give the same credit under multiple photos, it will look like keyword stuffing to Google.  Instead, just put a single credit at the bottom of your Hub stating that you took all of the photos.

      See my thorough explanation on this forum thread: … ost2656177

    2. lisavollrath profile image95
      lisavollrathposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I usually have a large photo at the top, or close to the top, of my hubs. I simply put "All photos in this article by Lisa Vollrath" as the source of that main photo. Since some of my hubs have step-by-step photography, this really cuts down on the clutter, as well as any perception of keyword stuffing.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

    If all the images in a single hub are credited to the same source then you could simply make reference to it under the first one, such as: "All images courtesy of blah blah blah".

  3. Barbara Kay profile image92
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    When it is your own photo, you don't need to attribute it you don't want to do so.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago

    If you're putting your name in the Source but leaving the Source URL blank, then there is NO WAY it could be considered spam by Google.

    You don't need to credit the source if the photo belongs to you, anyway.  Just put a statement somewhere at the end of the Hub that they are your photos.

    I wrote a Hub about how to use Flickr photos, which discusses attribution.   You'll find it in the slider on my profile.

  5. I Ramjohn profile image83
    I Ramjohnposted 4 years ago

    Source: the author. Simple enough, common enough word that it doesn't have to look like keyword stuffing. Of course, a simple credit at the end works too.

  6. RhondaAlbom profile image87
    RhondaAlbomposted 4 years ago

    You could watermark your photos with your copyright.  I do that on my blog and will do it on all new hubs.  It's better protection anyway as it will still be there if someone screen captures.


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