Newbie Strategy Questions

  1. lgyre profile image58
    lgyreposted 9 years ago

    Hi everybody,

    I just joined and posted a few hubs yesterday, but I have several questions:

    1. Do my own viewings of my hubs get counted in my statistics?

    2. Is it against the rules or bad form to give your own articles thumbs up?  Do you do it?

    3. What is the standard here about attributing images and video?  Do you always take your own photos or use free stock images?  If you just find things on the web (particularly video) do you need to mention who made it and/or any copyright details in the hub?

    4. Do you think it's better to create many simpler hubs on very specific topics, or fewer more detailed hubs on more general subjects, including the details as subcategories?  I would think it would be better for page views to make more smaller, linked hubs, but is this true?  It seems like
    it's somewhat encouraged to make larger, more complicated hubs.

    5. What is a capstone hub?  I saw a few hubs labeled that way, but couldn't figure out what it meant.

    Thanks everybody!

    Edit:  sorry, one more question.  I was thinking of sometimes recommending a related book in my Amazon affiliate store as part of the text or links section.  It seems like this is allowed, but if I do it with a number of articles, is this the kind of thing that will decrease my ratings, or is it ok because Amazon is one of the official affiliates?

  2. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Welcome to Hugpages! big_smile

    1. Yes
    2. No, as long as you don't overdo it. But does not make any sense since those thumbs are not counted
    3. You should respect copyright or any other terms attached to the image or video. It is your responsibility to figure out what exactly those terms are.
    4. This depends on your goals
    5. Since I don't write those, I don't remember. Somebody else will chime in smile
    6. You are fine as long as you use Amazon capsule for this