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Importance of photos and videos on hubpages-Free stock photos

Updated on December 13, 2012


Why Hubpages require photos and videos?

This question came to my mind when I was reading a few hubs wherein photos and videos were discussed to be quintessential for a hubpage. Many have spoken on copyright infringement of photos and videos.

Some suggested links to sites where one can get free pictures and for videos, you tube could be helpful. My questions still remain unanswered. Why in the first place do we need photos or videos for our hubs? The importance of photos and videos on a hub page cannot be ruled out no doubt.


A rose is beautiful.I may use as many adjectives to define its beauty but one single picture will do the work effortlessly and accurately.
A rose is beautiful.I may use as many adjectives to define its beauty but one single picture will do the work effortlessly and accurately. | Source

Reasons for photos and videos on hubpages

There can be many reasons which i could fathom.

  • A picture is worth a thousand words so that can be one good reason why we tend to use pictures where we fail to express through words.
  • To enhance our webpage and make it more attractive in its appearance that will eventually increase traffic to our hub and will generate our income. How to increase traffic for my hubpage? This question is constantly playing on our mind. So these photos and videos have great commercial use.
  • To make your hub look more attractive so that it can hold viewers attention. Does that mean my article was not worth his time so i use photos and videos to hold his interest. But then those pictures and videos are already there on the net, why would he come to my hub to view them?
  • The subject discussed in my article needs illustrations and therefore I need to add them.
  • For reviews on any product or music video I will need to add the product image, then discuss its features.
  • Through pictures we can share information better on many subjects, for example gardening tips or cookings to name a few, but for a subject on finance shall we display pictures of coins or a dollar for readers to understand what I am talking about.
  • Health related or finance related topics can do without photos unless we need to show symptoms that are visible and videos to use it as a tutorial.
  • A hub is more about an article rather than deluge of videos.(There are a few with more videos than content).

Relevant photos and videos on hubpages

Many subjects are so consuming that my take is not to distract the readers from what you have engaged them into. Many classics never had pictures to tell the story. We are writing hubs, not stories you may ask?

Hubs are your creativity, besides being commercial. Many people may not agree with me, but I had these questions and thought why not make a hub on it because they were never ending and I was not getting proper answers for them. Was very well aware that this hub will not give me good returns because of the subject, but still went ahead with this hub to find out the necessity of having videos. There are some great hubs which have so much information and did not take help of photos or videos.

Poets will never succeed in finding the right photos for their work unless they compromise on their work and add some picture which maybe remotely connected to their poetry and sometimes even prolong them to fulfill the requirements thereby killing his creativity.

While using photos and videos we have to keep in mind that we use only copyright free photos and videos.

Free stock photos

Some sites where you can get free stock photos are:

There are many sites where one can get royalty free images. We just need to give them credit for their art since we are using it for our commercial use.

While using videos it is always recommended to use your own videos as many publishers on Youtube leave the code wide open for themselves deliberately, so that once they find anyone using it they file for copyright. It is advisable to contact video owner before using their video.


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      snigdha.s 5 years ago from India,mumbai

      thanks alocsin for your inputs. You have great hubs.Have become your fan after reading only 3 of them and i learnt so much.I checked my links, used subreddit,thanks to you.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I totally agree with you regarding the use of photos and videos. I believe using more of them can also raise the score of an article. Thanks for all the photo resources. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      snigdha.s 6 years ago from India,mumbai

      Thanks Carol3san for the appreciation.

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      Carolyn Sands 6 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      Wonderful information Snigdha.s Thanks a bunch and much appreciated.