Is it important to always include pictures in my articles before publishing?
I also want to know if picture tags boost SEO.
I've heard it does boost it but I don't know for sure. People love pictures. Graphics catch the attention of people better than words. I would suggest including pictures.
It is always important to place pics in your hubs and SEO's love them.
I would also say that using pictures is a good idea. People on Hub Pages who don't use pictures end up with their own avatar as the thumbnail picture next to the article title in their profile page. So if the person's published lots of hubs, loads of identical avatar pictures will appear on this page. It looks a bit spooky I think (particularly if your avatar is like the one I'm using at the moment )
However, I have been here for three years and I would like to suggest that it is okay not to use a picture on some hubs. If you are not taking your own pictures you want to use creative commons ones on Flickr to be on the safe side. Actually seeing a whole bunch of avatars is not scary at all, and just means someone has a different hubbing style the reader.
The pictures are important, but all of these must be taken by me. In the age of the digital camera it is so easy to take our own pictures, and it gives ownership to our hubs. One thing I am happy to know is in the search engines I have provided many unique pictures of the San Bernardino Mountains and crafting no one else has uploaded, and I actually get a few Google image searches for that reason.
I have a huge collection of pictures i shot but its difficult choosing the one that will fit in with the topic.
Thanks, I truly appreciate the advice.
Not everyone agrees with me about taking the own pictures thing, but seriously I think it helps us to focus more on our own writing by using our own pictures. I always have done this, and I swear by it. However, if you use other people's pictures the creative commons search on Flickr is helpful.
That's such a good point - I never thought about the pics in terms of adding new content to the web.
I so much appreciate every one that posted a comment. Thank you for your time.
I just did a research on blogging with tagged pictures and I discovered that not only does pictures beatify the article but also great for SEO, Google ads and traffic.
by Mom Kat 8 years ago
Do you use your own pictures in hubs?Do you use photos of yourself, your family, your friends, or anything else from your personal life? Or do you search the internet for pictures that match the subject you are writing about?What is your reasoning behind your decision?
by Rajan Singh Jolly 9 years ago
Which Sites do you use for downloading images for use in hubs?
by Rahul Parashar 8 years ago
Two of my hubs have been unpublished for using watermarked/pixelated pics. I was wondering, what should I do to avoid this scenario in future? Where should I go to get pics for my hubs?
by JP Carlos 10 years ago
Where do hubbers get pictures they put on their hubs? It's supposed to be their own right? But there are some whose pictures are definitely not theirs. Can we simply cite the URL of the source?
by Smart Rookie 10 years ago
Someone said, somewhere that to be able to make a living as a writer, you need to be able to research and create an entirely unique, let's say, 615-word article in around an hour. I'm specifically omitting the name of the person who said this to show emphatically that I'm not calling said person...
by Alicia Bell 5 years ago
Can I only post my very own pictures in my hubs or can I use online pictures, too?Some of the hubs that I've written need a picture of an object of some sort- something that I would not have a picture of myself. Are there pictures that I can use online, or do I have to just use my own pictures?
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