I'd like feedback on my article : A Quick Guide to Some of the Most

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  1. Margaret Pan profile image95
    Margaret Panposted 18 months ago

    Hello everyone,
    Could someone be kind enough to provide me with some feedback on my article "A Quick Guide to Some of the Most Important Vitamins for Your Health" ? Do you think it is likely to be moved to a network site? If not, what improvements would you make? Thank you in advance!

    1. AliciaC profile image98
      AliciaCposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, Margaret. I wouldn't expect that the article would be switched to a niche site without a list of authoritative references. Every article in a health niche should have these references. In addition, the title of your first capsule should be written in APA title case and you should check the wording in the second sentence of the callout.

      The first paragraph looks a bit long, so perhaps you could find a way to split it up while still keeping the first paragraph enticing for readers. You should indicate that the photos have the correct license for use on HubPages.

      I think there's another point to consider. The information that you've shared is widely available on health and nutrition sites. Perhaps you could find some less widely known facts to add to the article.

  2. Margaret Pan profile image95
    Margaret Panposted 18 months ago

    Alicia, thanks for taking the time to read my article! All of the photos I used were from a site where it is mentioned that all of their photos are free for commercial use and no attribution is required. Thanks for the other points you mentioned, especially about the references. I'll definitely do some editing!

    1. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      You should read this article from the Learning Center on the proper use of photos:  https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … image-use.

      Using photos without permission is a big deal.  I have had many of my own photos stolen and used on other sites.  It's very frustrating.

      1. Margaret Pan profile image95
        Margaret Panposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        But all of the photos been used were taken from Pixabay which Hubpages itself recommends that writers use.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Yes that's fine and they look great in the vitamin article. However, I would restrict Pixabay to two images and make sure to credit the owner and include the url, as suggested on the site. Then I would use another two from Unsplash, and do the same.

          The reason is that HubPages doesn't like more than two links to the same domain. However, it's only polite to credit the image owner who is generously giving their work for free. It was never a requirement on Pixabay so I didn't bother either, but now I always do on new articles.

          1. Margaret Pan profile image95
            Margaret Panposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you so much for your explanation and advise!

        2. OldRoses profile image96
          OldRosesposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Where did you find them on Pixabay?  The top row of photos are not free.  That may be why they are showing up as copyright-protected stock photos.  The top row of photos are stock photos, not free images.

          1. theraggededge profile image98
            theraggededgeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            I don't see those. They are all free. Maybe it's because I have an ad-blocker?

            The images on Margaret's vitamin article are fine. There are no watermarked photos there.

            Margaret, one suggestion: change the subheading of the final text capsule. Don't use generic headings like 'Conclusion'. Subheadings are always an opportunities to insert a search-friendly key phrase, so something like "Do you have a question about vitamins?" And adjust the paragraph accordingly.

            1. Margaret Pan profile image95
              Margaret Panposted 18 months agoin reply to this

              I'll definitely do that, thank you!

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 18 months ago

    Your [pictures are showing up as copyright-protected stock images at places like Adobe and ShutterStock.  So any site suggesting the are free to use is wrong about that.

  4. Margaret Pan profile image95
    Margaret Panposted 18 months ago

    What do you mean where did I find them? I just entered Pixabay and typed in the search box "vitamins", "carrots" etc . Pixabay contains copyright free images and videos. All of it's contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which means they are free to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist. If you don't believe me, you can search through Pixabay yourself, you'll see every one of the photos I used there.  I don't understand why they're showing up as such. Anyway, I'll see what I can do.

  5. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 18 months ago

    https://stock.adobe.com/188705532

    https://stock.adobe.com/1751314

    If a pic is on adobe under standard license, it being free anywhere else is an error. Either the photographer is breaking adobe rules or whoever posted it nicked it.  Unless it is some weird promotional thing.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      That is weird. How did you know they were Adobe-owned?

      1. OldRoses profile image96
        OldRosesposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Bev, the top row of photos on each page of Pixaby are stock photos and cannot be used unless you have an account with Adobe or whoever owns them.  There are no watermarks to indicate ownership.  It's in the text that accompanies the photos.  It's very misleading and I can see where people can be confused.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          I don't see them. Ad-blocker working, I think. Those top ones that I can see are CC licensed and free to download.

          https://hubstatic.com/14871335_f1024.jpg

    2. Margaret Pan profile image95
      Margaret Panposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      So, only these two are on Adobe or all of the pictures in my article?

    3. AliciaC profile image98
      AliciaCposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      The salmon photo (the second one that psycheskinner mentioned) is a confusing problem. It's also listed on Pixabay as a free photograph.
      https://pixabay.com/photos/salmon-cooke … s-1238248/

  6. Margaret Pan profile image95
    Margaret Panposted 18 months ago

    I made a lot of changes!

  7. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 18 months ago

    I think the topic has been written on many times, so I am not sure what your traffic will be even when it is moved. It does look a lot better now, though, so I would go ahead and submit it to a niche site and see what kind of response you get.

    1. Margaret Pan profile image95
      Margaret Panposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I'll give it a try and submit it!

 
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