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Is it better to have pictures with your hubs? I get frustrated trying to find ap

  1. sweetoneangel profile image60
    sweetoneangelposted 6 years ago

    Is it better to have pictures with your hubs? I get frustrated trying to find appropriate photos.

    Its hard for me to find photos that are free for some of the hubs I write. I spend more time looking for the right pictures.

  2. homesteadbound profile image88
    homesteadboundposted 6 years ago

    I tend to overdo it on pictures, but I think they add so much to it. Have you tried flickr? I have a hub about using flickr photos. Cloverleaf has a hub that discusses several other sources for photos.

  3. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago


    Yes , they make your hub come alive and more enjoyable for the viewer . When hub hopping I always suggest photos if there are none there .
    I take most of my own where possible otherwise I google " free photo of dog " or whatever it is I need at the time .
    Why not when you have some spare time set aside a couple of hours to dowload photos for a few hubs you have in mind .

    My hubs on crocodiles wouldn't be the same without a picture of Rodney here !
    There are some hubs about free photos .

  4. advisor4qb profile image78
    advisor4qbposted 6 years ago

    You don't have to make the picture of yourself, just one you enjoy.  I used to have my picture on mine, but I got sick of looking at all the little pictures of myself.  I was writing about a narcissist at the time, and I felt like that was a little counterproductive to have all those pictures of myself on the profile page.  smile

  5. CWanamaker profile image97
    CWanamakerposted 6 years ago

    Yes it is very important to find decent relevant and legal pictures for your hubs.  Sometimes finding a good picture takes a long time, but it is worth the effort. Pictures make a hub much easier to read and increases the quality of your content.  Nobody likes to come to a "wall of text."

  6. instantlyfamily profile image80
    instantlyfamilyposted 6 years ago

    I agree it is difficult to find pictures for certain Hubs. With my last Hub I was able to use digital pictures that I had taken on a recent trip. That extra personal touch made me appreciate the Hub even more.

  7. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    Try taking your own photographs as photos do add to the quality of your hubs. However, you really need only one per hub if it is not a photo gallery entry.

  8. OutsideTheLines profile image61
    OutsideTheLinesposted 6 years ago

    I tend to go for morguefile. They have a ton of stuff, but if I can't find what I'm looking for there I just search other royalty free sites.

  9. icciev profile image58
    iccievposted 6 years ago

    Photos are always important for your hubs, as people nature is to look for the photos within an article whish make it more rich content and multimedia, I think it also increase your hub score. but you don't need to make these photos you just need to search for exact or relative photos for your topic.

  10. justom profile image69
    justomposted 6 years ago

    It sure is, try photobucket or just type royalty free photos. You'll find a ton of good stuff for free. Nothing better than you own though. Good luck!!

  11. Larry Fields profile image78
    Larry Fieldsposted 6 years ago

    Yes, including at least one picture is best. And yes, I have the same problem sometimes. What works for me is to do a little free-association. If there is no perfect picture, ask yourself: What picture does your hub remind you of? Then go to Wikipedia.

    I wrote a hub about a strength-training exercise of my own invention for the upper legs. I knew that I'd never find the right picture on the Internet. And I'm not particularly photogenic; so I didn't want to ask a friend to immortalize me, while demonstrating this particular exercise.

    My solution: A photo of a Gorilla from the Wikipedia article. Everyone enjoys pictures of animals. :-)