Can a hub have too many photos?
Do you think a hub can have too many images/phots added? I like to add photos to my hubs as I think they make them nicer to look at and read and break up the text. But while reading other hubs I have have noticed that a lot have fewer and often none at all.
I don't think so. I think my hubs average about 7-8 photos each. The more the merrier if you ask me. I agree it makes them look nicer. I also like using them to break up the text. It does take time though, to find, import, format, etc. I see a lot of people asking where to find images, so I suspect that the uncertainty of where to get them is a big issue. Time is also an issue. I have on some occasions spent considerable time finding (or making) graphics. Also, some of the hubs people write, including some of mine, are styled after a traditional essay format rather than the more common format on the internet of small digestible chunks. The ones I have done like this just have a single image at the beginning.
That's a very good point about finding images. I think even when people do find images they can use they are unsure about using them, such as crediting them properly. One big image at the top at least defiantly looks good
I'm just gonna leave this here in case anybody needs it. It has a great list of places to find pictures too. http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/legal-image-use
I actually think there can be too many. I've seen a few hubs with lots of full-sized poor quality photos that seem to have no relation to the text strung along one after the other with no interruption. I tend to leave quickly in that case. I think It all depends on their relevancy, quality and layout.
There is no criteria to how many pictures a hub should have. In order to answer your question a criteria has to be implemented to successfully answer your question. Lets take a generic 650 word hub for example. I assume the 650 words are broken up evenly into sub-titled paragraphs with a larger 150 word opening paragraph. Going off of this I would say 3-6 pictures total would be good. 3 If all the sub categories are talking about the same subject, 6 if it requires a unique image for every single 100 word paragraph (say each one talks about an aspect of the main topic). Thats just what I would do, as I made up the rules it sounds pretty good doesn't it. It is really impossible to come up with a proper number of images for a hub, and even if one was founded its opinion based.
If that isn't enough "Photo Hubs" exist! These can't be limited because you can have as little or as many images in your gallery as you want!
Hope my take helps out!
I agree I don't think so either, as long as the article and photos tell the story.
A hub can have too many photos. I feel that if your photos extend beyond your text at the end of a hub, you have too many photos... or not enough text.
If you are using full sized photos and it's not a tutorial, limit it to 2-3. Since they are full size every element of them matters and I don't see how you would be able to justify more than 2-3 in a hub.
If you're using right justified half size photos and it's not a tutorial I wouldn't recommend more than 4-5. You need to have enough text to support and justify each of the photos.
The number of photos depends on the hub type. Recipes and tutorials are naturally going to need more pictures. Lists should have a picture for every third item on the list (this is my rule to keep it from looking too boring).
Opinion articles, book reviews, spiritual arguments, personal stories, product reviews, and similar articles don't really need much more than 1-2 good pictures.
These are great guidelines. The exception might be photo hubs, as Thranax points out. Livening up a list with a photo every third item is a terrific idea too. Are you planning to do a hub on this? If not, I might, and quote you if that's all right...
I did decide to write a hub about it. Here is the link http://nochance.hubpages.com/hub/Findin … for-a-Hub.
I like these ideas, especially nochance's. I personally find it irritating and untidy looking when I am writing a hub and have half sized photos with the text next to it but the text is much shorter than the photo. Though I could well be being picky as I don't notice when I read other hubs. My hubs tend to be information or guides. I like to have a photo of each item covered if possible. I have some tutorials, which I write in the same way I do for magazines, step by step; each with a photo.
I used to cover them in photos, nowadays I use one image at the top and thats it unless I'm demonstrating something. If you do too many it can make the article seem huge and not worth reading I think.
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