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!
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.
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!
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.
But all of the photos been used were taken from Pixabay which Hubpages itself recommends that writers use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That is weird. How did you know they were Adobe-owned?
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.
So, only these two are on Adobe or all of the pictures in my article?
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/
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.
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