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Does Google Images collect all of your photos that are in Hubs?

  1. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 8 years ago

    I thought only one or two of my photos were on Google Images which I thought was good as it would bring more traffic to those Hubs.

    However when I type in my hub name and HubPages it has nearly all my photos plus some that are not mine (i.e. I think they are of people who have left comments on the hubs).
    I'm not sure how I feel about this.

    1. Dale Nelson profile image43
      Dale Nelsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well I'm not an expert on Google, but one of my top three hubs gets more traffic to the slideshow of pictures than the actual text.It has to come from somewhere, so yes I think they do collect all the images.
      Hope this helps

  2. englightenedsoul profile image60
    englightenedsoulposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Dale one of my hubs on quotes gets more visitors from images.google.com.So I guess they collect all the pics.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    yes and they are posted under example; lyricsingray photos.  It blew my mind.  Every photo including personal ones

    1. 2uesday profile image81
      2uesdayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you all for responding to this so quickly.

      lyricsingray - thank you. That is the way I typed mine in, after earlier finding the travel photos through clicking on the link in the ( Traffic Sources )traffic coming from stats. page.

      Yes, some people might like it but I feel a bit apprehensive about it. Actually I find it 'spooky' for want of a better word. But then I am the sort of person who uses the points collection card in a store but hates it when they send money off coupons for the exact products I buy because I know they are keeping records on my purchases.

      I think it will alter the way I put together my hubs in future.

      Also I would guess it makes it a lot easier for someone to use your photos from there ( Google images) if they wanted to than by finding them in a hub. There is also photos there from a blog so it is not just from the hubs.

      I think it will make me think a bit about what I put into future hubs. I suppose I am a bit old fashioned,  but I do not do Twitter or Face Book so this is probably different for me to others who are use to that and share pictures and info. more.

      I really like how people here help each other with answering things like this thank you all.

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        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's super creepy to me too yikes

  4. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 8 years ago

    lyricsingray thank you - knowing you feel the same about makes me feel better. Better return to the 'real world' now and stop thinking about it for a while, with regards 2uesday.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also think its a bit creepy and leave personal pics set to private on sites like facebook. thus an avatar for my pic.

  5. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    Of course every picture on a hub is collected by google. Just like every hub is indexed, and ranked by key words. Anytime you post an image on the net search engines collect it and rank it.

    That is actually good, and you can get lots of traffic from image searches. In fact you should name your images by the key words your trying to rank for.

    Like if you have an image of a pink chicken, name it "pink-chicken-1.jpg". So again, every image on the net is collected by search engines and ranked, just like every webpage. smile

  6. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 8 years ago

    Bill - yes I can see the usefulness of it but I also think that not everyone is aware of this and I did not realise that the Hub photos were going to appear on Google Images. Yes I am still quite naive about how the search engines work and am still getting to grips with key words etc.

    rebekahElle... I think your approach is wise,it is a bit creepy and I am pleased none of the photos in my Hubs are personal. I do think that maybe caution needs to be used when people post pictures of their children and grandchildren.

    There is a book waiting to be written about the way we share our lives with search engines ... maybe set in the future when 'they can think and develop' without our input.

    Thanks for replying Bill and rebekahElle.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I feel the same way about children's pics. yes, they are cute, but I wouldn't want my kids pics as part of some online pedaphile's photo gallery, and yes, they have thousands of children's pics in their computer files.

    2. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the books are already written and are very interesting

      people are very honest with their search engine queries....very, very honest!

      google indexes images by file names...but that isnt relevant for hubpages as when you upload to their servers they rename all the files ...so google seems to pick up on the header text for the capsule instead

      for example rebekkahelles avatar image file name is


      i noticed this when i did a hub experiment on hubpages aunties

      1. rebekahELLE profile image88
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        do you have the books? they sound very interesting.
        how do you find this?

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I just found it, how interesting that so many hubbers show up on my avatar search!