Using free Images in your hub
What is the procedure to effectively cite free images? I see where the window is asking for a "name of source", "source URL" and caption. I understand the caption and the source URL. But who is the name of source? Is it the name of the site I got it from such as wikimedia or the name of the photographer?
I use a lot of images from morguefile.com. I skip the source URL box since every link counts towards Hubs being overly promotional. I do type 'user @ morguefile.com' in the source box, though, and I notify the user that I've used their photos. I may be wrong, but when I use Wikimedia Commons photos, that's all the credit I give and I do not link unless they specifically require link backs.
It's much better for ranking to use your own original photos. The more original content the higher your ranking will be.
When I am citing sources of free images in my hubs the 'name of source' is usually the username of the individual who has uploaded the image and also the name of the website itself. Wherever possible I try to include specific details on the creative commons license used. For example, when using flickr, I might insert 'username123, CC-BY, via flickr' as the name of source.
The learning center gives very specific directions on how to do this. I somehow missed them, and now am having to go back and rework ALL of my images! It is a little confusing, but do it...it's the fair way to attribute photos from other sites.
This article from the learning center explains in detail how to cite your pictures. http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use There are many rules I didn't know about such as having to cite what type of license the picture has. This means I am in the same boat as Timetraveler2 have to go through and re-do a bunch of the pictures and find entirely new ones for a couple hubs because I know some I have are only allowed for non-commercial websites.
The end of the learning center article also gives a bunch of great places to get free pictures that you can use in your hubs.
by Liz Elias4 years ago
I just published a new hub this evening, and got this "style tip" message:"We noticed that you may be using Google Images as the source of one or more images in your Hub. We recommend only using images...
by Jasmeet Kaur4 years ago
How to give credit to photos if you are using random photos from google search?
by TopUniverse7 years ago
I tried to get free images from some free photo sites. But they ask me to put source credit to site or to the profile of image owner.I can. But the problem is we can't link to outside domain for more than 2 times from...
by Jadeofheart3 years ago
Hello, happy new year, thanks in advance for helping me out. I'm new here, and I would like to ask, where do you guys get your photos? Hubpages clearly stated that we need to use original photos? But, I'm not a...
by tnvrstar5 years ago
Can anyone tell me some source to get free images for my Hub?I need some good wesbite where I can find reasonably good free images. From where you collect photos for your Hub. I ran out of sources.
by BeBrown3 years ago
Where can I find a decent source of royalty free images?I have been searching for images to insert in a book that I'm currently writing but cannot find anything. I know of photo bucket but not sure if that license will...
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