I've done this on a few hubs. Maybe it's a good idea because if someone does an image search, the photo with text relevant to the content of the hub can stand out amongst the competition.
What do you think?
I think you phone number can be traced. If you don't mind that. Well, go for it I guess.
I try to add text to all the first photos in my hubs. Then I Pin them. I'm pretty sure my traffic increased this way. : )
Doing this in ways that suit the image is great way to generate thousands of Pinterest visits
It seems like a reasonable idea as long as the image doesn't end up looking ugly and "tabloidy" - Then again "tabloid circulation" is the aim of the game!
I have done this for years with my first photo. I use Pickmonkey.com, which is free, and play around with wording and fonts to come up with something that reflects my content and also merges well with the photo. Check any of my hubs to see what I'm talking about. I do this strictly for Pinterest pinning, and I do get regular views as a result. Pickmonkey has a little bit of a learning curve, but it is really fun to use and you can make certain words stand out by size, color and font with it.
I'll have a look at your hubs. I normally use Paint Shop Pro for all my image manipulation and although probably the "Poor Man's" version of Photoshop, the vector text tools are quite good.
by Sondra Rochelle 22 months ago
I have thought for some time that it would be a good idea to place edited hubs back on the feed. If they are going to be judged again, why not let them be seen again in their updated forms? This would give people more opportunities to get views (and maybe referral to social media)...
by Susannah Birch 6 years ago
I'm aware that many people who have take their own photos and added them to hubs have been unhappy about the "No watermarks" rule on Hubpages.There is a simple way around this - that should both protect your content, increase your traffic and not break the rules.Create a MADE FOR...
by Susannah Birch 6 years ago
It seems my answers got lost in the last thread. So here is the simple way to get pins. Make an image like the one above (with your hub title), place it on your hub and leave it. That's it. It's simple. Using this technique I have over 30,000 pins on my hubs. Yes, it IS that simple, although I have...
by Person of Interest 6 years ago
Anyone care to make any observations about Pinterest as to how it relates to our writer-entrepreneur well-being? Useless? Potential? Rants? Whatever.update: xyz added because of dup flag caused by my Twitter inquiry. Not relevant here.
by Glen 8 years ago
Once you've researched, drafted, edited, proofed... and before you've published your hub, you should think about a few things you could do to do it justice and add some extra appeal to it.1) Photo or Illustration? I like at LEAST one image. That way when it comes up in the hub search results it has...
by Dr Penny Pincher 5 years ago
I finally tried including a Made for Pinterest (MFP) image in my latest Hub! WryLilt and others have provided great tips on how to do this to increase traffic. I decided to give it a try.I attempted to add the text to the photo using GIMP 2 (a free graphics program), but this was not...
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