I saw one poor example recently on the feed. Do we need to do more hub hopping?
I see a lot of poor writing, for what that's worth.
There will always be below average hubbers on the site, it's the nature of statistics.
If you mean is it worth flagging them anymore, then of course it is, it's the only way of keeping that average as high as possible.
I thought that most of the hubs with bad grammar and spelling had been removed some time ago. Yes, I still flag them, but it was a real surprise to me. I had not seen this type of writing in quite some time. Thanks for responding.
I've been under the impression (I could be wrong) that noting credit on our own and/or on public-domain photos/images isn't necessarily a requirement (although it has been said that without crediting images a Hub won't be selected as Hub of the Day). (Since that doesn't show on the list when one hits "flag", I'm still assuming it's not something to flag over.
I'll flag over poor grammar and over obvious spinning or spam. That's pretty much it, for the most part. HP has a way of picking up some other violations. I'm not going to go looking for the "in-between" stuff because much of the time people think something's a violation when it isn't.
The most significant reason for crediting one's photos is for gaining Image Ranking in the SEs... Although generally it is the title of the image that helps to do that..
Why is it important?
Because SEs embed a link back to your hub which of course, helps drive traffic. Lately I have noticed that HP have been scoring some of my image links directly to (hp dot com) instead of my image coming back directly to me (pd dot hp dot com)
I suspect that is yet another reason why HP prefer Non Tagged Original Images - they have a Greater Value to Hub Pages... and once hijacked.. basically, untagged, a Nil Value to us!
- I could be wrong.. but I'm not so sure that I am
We get 100s of substandard 'writers' here EVERY DAY.. Even those who feel it Okay to Steal the hubs of others to publish both here and elsewhere! They are the Weeds that would grow over your garden, if you ceased Weeding!
I'm all for weeding (and do it, but judiciously). One reason I don't put a title to my images (other than they're pretty much "nothing" in terms of photography) is that a title with both a name and a title can look like "overkill" and clutter on a Hub. Besides, with the kind of subjects I tend to write about (which are subjects that don't really lend themselves well to applicable images), I often put something like a couple of flowers () on the Hub. It feels (and looks) to me kind of silly to put a title like, "Pink Petunias" under the image. That kind of brings to mind to me, "Duh, thanks for telling me, the reader, that those are pink petunias".
BUT, thanks for mentioning this. I may do some re-thinking about titles.
I think the overall quality has improved. I think there are fewer low quality hubs than formerly.
It may have to do with how many hubs you read.
I have never titled my photos and never knew there was a reason to do so, but apparently there is. Thank you for sharing that bit of info!
One thing that occurred to me after becoming aware that there's a reason to include a title: I wonder if it could work against us if people, say, search for images of (as in my above example) pink petunias, but then they get to my Hub about something completely unrelated to pink petunias (because no images particularly fit the subject of a Hub, so I'll do something like just post a picture of a couple of flowers).
I'm just wondering if Google might start frowning on doing titles for the above reason; because I'd think if someone is searching for, say, pink petunias he either wants a gardening/flower-related image/site or else may want images he can feel free to use (and he's not welcome to use mine as far as I'm concerned, whether or not they're pretty questionable in terms of photography).
In other words, might it be bad to do something for the sake of bringing traffic to the image when the image isn't related at all to the subject of the page on which it appears? Might this been seen by Google (now or in the near future) as "attempting to manipulate search engines" when it comes to the images with titles?
Seems to be some confusion between credits and titles here.
I think the photograph title and description is another good way to add keywords. I always use keywords in photo titles and descriptions, even if your photo is a couple of flowers but your article is about car exhaust. Be creative in using your title and description to make the photo blend into the subject matter somehow.
ETA: Yes, with new writers signing up every day, there will be some who get to play for a while before they're weeded out.
I am new to Hubpages and only written one hub so far, I am not aware about the T&C of Hubpages, can someone please check out my hub and point out the mistakes?? Is my hub a 'standard' one? I'll be glad if someone help me out.
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