Article Moved to Network Site But All Images Replaced

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  1. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 11 months ago

    My recent article “Dreams: What Do They Mean?” has been moved to Exemplore. I am pleased with that as I have only had a couple of articles moved there before.
    But, what I am less pleased with is that every one of the images I used (from Pixabay) were replaced with less attractive ones. The video I included was also removed, but I  can live with that. Surprisingly, the Amazon links were left intact for a change.
    Do you think if I changed any images back that the article will be demoted? Maybe, I  will leave it alone for a week or so and then try.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hello John!
      Yes, this did happen to two of my articles, one on Remedygrove, and another on Holidappy. I had not submitted the articles, but they, themselves had picked them.
      The images were my own, and exactly according to my content. I was not happy with the unattractive images, borrowed from somewhere else. I had sent them an email, enquiring about this, and requested them to change to my original image. But, nothing happened.
      Then, I edited and changed to my original image, and they changed back to ‘their’ selected images, but they didn’t remove the article from the niche site.
      I was disappointed, and left it as they wanted.
      However, after a few months, I did remove ‘their’ images and replaced them with mine. And, it was accepted.
      You may send them an email about this, explaining about your issues, or you may wait for few days/ a month, and then change it according to your preferences. In any case, I don’t think they will remove it from the niche site, once they have decided, that the article deserves to be placed there.
      Good luck to you.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Chitrangada. I do carefully choose my images and try to make the article as attractive as possible. I am not impressed by the  top image that they added in place of mine. It is fuzzy and unattractive, even though it is supposed to be that way to represent a dream. They added text to it which I could have done myself in a more attractive manner.
        I don’t have a problem with the changes to the text, but they also removed four images and only replaced them with two. I will take your suggestions though and see what happens.

      2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
        Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Chitranga, thank you for opening up this far. I've a lesson to learn here, and it'll stay with me.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I had such an experience once. It was mind blowing.                                              An editor edited my photo. It become blurred and pass the pixel size of 700.                                          As I get to know about it after a week, I immediately replaced it with the original. That done, it's still on LetterPile.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, Miebakagh. It is.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
          Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          John, you're welcome.

    3. MariaMontgomery profile image92
      MariaMontgomeryposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, John. I had that happen with my article about growing bougainvillea. They used my intro photo, but altered it. Fortunately, I liked the alterations. They made some other changes that I removed, though. Somewhere you mentioned that your intro photo was fuzzy to represent a dream. Maybe you could restore your original photo, but mention in the caption that it is supposed to be dream-like and slightly out of focus. Maybe then they would back off -- who knows? It's a great article, and should draw some readers for you. Best of luck with it.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Maria. No, the photo I selected wasn't fuzzy but the one they replaced it with was, and to be honest I hated it.

  2. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 11 months ago

    Hi John,

    That is really strange!  Occasionally they have combined some of my images instead of them being in more photo capsules, but they have never changed them...even if they are public domain ones.  I would not know how to advise you other than to contact them directly and find out if they can give you reasons why they did that.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Peg. I have changed a couple. Let's see what happens. If they change them back.

  3. manlypoetryman profile image79
    manlypoetrymanposted 11 months ago

    Congratz, John!

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Manlypoetryman.

  4. Shesabutterfly profile image95
    Shesabutterflyposted 11 months ago

    If your original photos were of good quality, for example not blurry and matched the article you can put them back in without being moved off the niche site.

    Did they add made for Pinterest photos or simply change out the ones you had? I've only had staff change out for MFP photos. Sometimes I've kept them and other times I put my old ones back or created my own made for pinterst photo. I've never had any issues changing my photos.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      They changed the main photo with a "made for Pinterest" one. But I removed it and added a MFP pic of my own. They also got rid of two others that were good quality and replaced with one of their own that I didn't like.

  5. Misbah786 profile image88
    Misbah786posted 11 months ago

    Congratulations, John! smile

    Editors have removed images and videos from some of my articles, but they have never replaced them with anything else.

    Once, they changed the title of my Owlcation article. After that, the article lost traffic, so I changed it back after a month or so. The editors never questioned it. I think you can change those images back after some time. If the photos are properly credited, I don't see any problems with changing them back.

    Blessings to you!!!

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Misbah, for sharing your experience, and for the congratulations on the article being accepted for Exemplore. I have removed the photos the editor added for the ones I preferred. Let's just wait and see if they stand.

      1. Misbah786 profile image88
        Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Best of Luck, John. smile

  6. ravirajan01 profile image92
    ravirajan01posted 11 months ago

    Congrats John

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Ravi.

  7. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    I've had a few where the videos were removed, but I don't think they were working properly.
    Check your email to see if they show you why they changed them.

    I don't know why the pixabay photos wete chsnged unless you didn't do the free to use download.
    Instead of just downloading picture, you tap it.
    Then an option pops up for a free download.   That's the picture to use.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Brenda,
      Here is what they said in the email:

      "Here are the edits that we made to your article.

      Updated header(s) to the APA guidelines for proper title case
      Rearranged information to satisfy readers and increase engagement
      Removed low-quality photos, clip art, and/or stock images that don’t add value to the message
      Added a top image"

      All images were properly attributed for free use from Pixabay, and better than the boring ones they replaced them with. In fact the main image they added was blurry (even if intentionally so.)

  8. Moondot1822 profile image94
    Moondot1822posted 11 months ago

    Hi John,
     
    They also removed the photo from one of my articles and deleted a whole text capsule. But what can we do? We have to accept the changes. They also changed the title of my article, and strangely, my article was gaining more traffic before this change. 

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Moondot, I chose a new main photo and placed my own text on it (the same as they had on the one they chose) and replaced another they added with one of my original pics. Let's see if the article stays on Exemplore.

  9. Eurofile profile image95
    Eurofileposted 11 months ago

    I have had a title and image completely changed. Oddly enough it was on one of my most successful articles. But I have never had more photos changed. I think it is because I pack so many photos into my articles. It would be a mammoth task to change them all.
    I understand your frustration, as it undermines and negates the work you put I  to find the right images in the first place.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Liz, I don't see how they could change or improve your pics because they are all brilliant and personally taken. Yes it takes almost as much time finding suitable photos as writing the article at times.

  10. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    John
    I'm stumped.

    Not sure how they can say pics are low quality when they come from pixabay.
    Nor how they can decide your pictures don't add value to the message of your work.
    As a writer..you know better than anyone else what you are wanting to convey.
    If there pics were better that would be one thing.

    Might try sending a message to the team and bluntly asking them what's up.

    1. Misbah786 profile image88
      Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I like that "What's up?"...... Wondering.... what they'll reply tongue big_smile

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I just changed the pics without even asking…after all, it is my article…so let’s just see.

        1. Misbah786 profile image88
          Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I think they'll be fine with it. smile

          1. Jodah profile image89
            Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks Misbah, I hope so.

  11. Dolores Monet profile image93
    Dolores Monetposted 11 months ago

    I guess it comes down to which editor handles your article. I've had some of my articles so improved that traffic increased greatly and the article looked and read so much better. Then again I've had images replaced with incorrect ones (way off with a plant ID), with a horrible blurred one, and the article changed so that the facts were wrong. One editor's email read more like a threat claiming that if I changed anything back to the original, the article would be dumped from the niche.

    Oh well, this is all to say I'd take a good close look at any editorial changes. Then wait a day or two before you decide to take any action. Sometimes we just react to the changes without really appreciating the work editors put in. Sometimes an editor is just an idiot.

  12. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 11 months ago

    Thank you for your insights, Dolores. I guess it does depend on the editor and also which niche site. They don’t all have the same standards and requirements.

  13. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    John
    Did they write words across the photo...like Poetry by John Hansen  & the Title?

    I just saw a few of mine on LetterPile. ..

  14. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    I just looked at it on exemplore...
    No place to comment there yet

 
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