Hey there all!
I am wondering how important it really is to have photos and videos on my hubs. Will it get me more traffic from google? Why does it increase traffic? And also, where would I get photos from? The other thing is, my computer is from the mesozoic era, it completely crashes if I try to view video, so how could I get videos on my hubpages without doing extreme damage to my computer? I know these are a lot of questions. I'm fairly new here, and would like to learn more from all of you seasoned hubbers out there. Thanks for any info, or critique you can give me on my hubs.
I always utilize at least a picture and a video for all my hubs. For me, it comes down to what looks visually good when a reader visits my hub. If it's just straight text, to me, that's boring and I can see how it's boring for a reader. If the reader comes, sees a straight block of text and leaves, this means they don't click on AdSense, Amazon or eBay links, and you lose out on potential revenue. The more you engage you reader, the more likely they are not only to click those links but bookmark you and come back to read when you publish more hubs.
Using a video that complements the topic can add value to the reader.
In my weight training series I have specifically selected videos that illustrates what's being described. In this one RooBee commented 40 minutes ago (I published the lens less than two hours) how the visuals help her.
So if you can, do so. Depending on what subject you're about and the availability of a suitable video.
thanks a lot darkside and carpesomdiem! appreciate the info. we'll be talking again soon, I'm sure!
I agree, videos and pictures add value and keeps the viewer on your hub longer.
Is there some way to get pictures on the left of the text? I can put Amazon ads on the left but I can't seem to get the photo capsule to work on the left. Thanks!
i know how to add a picture to a hub, but how do i add one to a forum post? i saw a help topic on it saying to use an image tag, but what if i want to use a photo from my computer? i guess i have to upload it somewhere?
When you are writing a reply, you will see "formatting tips" just under the writing box. The code for photo insertion is there.
In the forums the picture must be uploaded somewhere else on the net. If it is here in the code [img]http://domain/image.gif[/img}
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