Featured Hub Not SPotlighted

Jump to Last Post 1-1 of 1 discussions (12 posts)
  1. aviannovice profile image90
    aviannoviceposted 3 years ago

    This has happened before, but I never brought it to anyone's attention, but I am now, due to the quality of my piece.  Yesterday I wrote "An Open and Shut Case of Bad Temper," which does not appear in my profile for In the Spotlight.  Can we correct this, please?

    1. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That happened to me to when a hub is featured but does not show up in my list to be placed in the highlight spot.  Mine was due to my photo size or something to do with the photo.  I changed out the photo and then it showed up.

      1. aviannovice profile image90
        aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You were right, I believe.  I tried several, then think I finally got a good pic.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Are you aware that Dreamstime and Shutterstock photos are not free - the reason they have a watermark is that they're copyright, and it's not legal to use them unless you pay.

          1. flycatcherrr profile image75
            flycatcherrrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Lots of other sites, too, Deb - photographers have this annoying habit of wanting to make a living from their work. smile   

            Fortunately, most stock images are not very expensive.  For example,  the top image on your Final Vows hub - the one with the Colorbox watermark - can be purchased for use for $12.50 (and they have a "buy three, get one free" deal, too.  But lots of other stock photo services have lower prices, if that is beyond your budget for a photo for a hub.

            There are also a great many places where you can find images to use legally without payment - either licensed for commercial use under the Creative Commons or in the public domain. 

            Best of all, of course, is to use your own photographs - as you've done in many places on your hubs. Some of us are not good photographers, but obviously you've got both excellent skills and good equipment. Your bird photographs are amazing! In fact, you might want to think of selling some of your photos through stock image agencies - from what I've seen, the quality is there! smile

            Meanwhile, on Legal Image Use in general, this page from the HP Learning Center may be helpful : http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use
            Much of what it says will apply to any online use of other people's pics, not just to HubPages, so it's good to brush up on the copyright stuff.

            Hope this helps!

          2. aviannovice profile image90
            aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            No, Marisa, I did not know, but am clear on that now.

        2. Faith Reaper profile image87
          Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Deb, here is the link about legal photos.  I found that Pixaby has great photos and no attribution necessary, just type source as Pixaby.  http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use

          Watermarked photos are not acceptable and illegal.

          1. aviannovice profile image90
            aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for all your help.  I appreciate the information.

    2. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Deb, I wonder if it's because you're using a dreamstime photo with a watermark.

      1. aviannovice profile image90
        aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I've been working with assorted ones.  I think I finally found one that will work.

    3. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      i usually use my own photos or use pixabay

      1. aviannovice profile image90
        aviannoviceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I usually use my own pics, too, but I didn't have that Scotsman for my poem.  I did learn about pixaby, though.  Thanks.


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://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

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)