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How to Use Photos to Increase Search Engine Visibility

Shauna believes that by sharing knowledge, not everyone has to learn everything the hard way!

I choose to read the old school way

I choose to read the old school way

Pictures have a place in the literary world, but not in all literary places. For instance, you rarely—if ever—find photos in a novel. Why? Because the author wants their words to paint the pictures that are seen by the reader’s imaginative eye.

Novels enjoy the luxury of side-stepping search engine optimization. Whether you read books with an electronic device or the old school way, as I do, SEO has nothing to do with why you read your favorite authors. Our bookcases are completely oblivious to Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other robotic measures when selecting whose novels adorn the shelves of our home libraries.

A picture can tell a thousand words, but a few words can change its story.

— Sebastyne Young

Until You Earn Best-Selling Author Status

The truth of the matter is, even if you are working on a novel, the bills have to be paid. Not many of us become a huge success with our first authorial efforts. If you’ve chosen writing as your life path, you more than likely are writing online content to tide you over until you make the big time. Whether you write for outside clients, mills, or yourself, most of what you pen ends up online.

Since much of what is sought by online searchers is of an informative or instructional nature, having pictures accompany your text is key to keeping the reader on your page. Photos help drive the point home. They bring understanding to the reader. It's quite difficult to picture something in your mind if you're not familiar with the subject or are yearning to learn something new. Most of us learn by seeing and doing. Photos allow how-to and why-for posts to sink into the readers' minds. Your photos need to be as carefully choreographed as your words.

Enter SEO.

The goal is to increase readership, sales and reputation. If you’ve been at this for any length of time, you know that your work must be recognized and ranked by the search engines or you might as well get a day job. When clients hire you to maintain their blog or post articles on their website(s), you’d better be giving them an increased return on investment (ROI), or they’ll find another writer who’s more effective. Same for your own business; if you’re not ranking on the first two pages of Google, someone else is enjoying the profits that could be going into your bank account.

I’m not going to harangue you with how to achieve good SEO results. You’ve heard it until you’re blue in the face. Besides, there are plenty of tutorials and forums available online that go into great detail on that issue.

This article addresses how photos can increase the search engine visibility of your online posts.

First, let me show you a photo I’ve been dying to use.

Pretty cool, huh?

Pretty cool, huh?

Pretty cool, huh? I call this my Donald Duck tree. Well, it’s not exactly my tree—it lives across the street from me.

I’m going to show you step-by-step how to optimize this photo (or any photo) for online use. In order to do so, let’s suppose this article is all about the Donald Duck tree. It’s necessary for me to intertwine something about this tree in order for Google to not raise its robotic eyebrows at me and give me the proverbial WTF?

A feathered friend who found refuge in my yard from the cold winter.

A feathered friend who found refuge in my yard from the cold winter.

Surveying my garden.

Surveying my garden.

How to Optimize Photos for SEO Purposes

Using a backdoor technique, your photos can be recognized by Google. Combined with the keywords in your online posts, what I’m about to show you will allow your photos to be “read” by the search engines, thus increasing ranking.

  1. Choose a photo from your pictures library. Right click on it.
  2. From the drop down menu, click on Properties.

3. On the General tab (default tab), rename the photo if needed.

4. Click on the Details tab. You’ll see several categories: description, origin, image, etc.


5. Hover your mouse over each “value” area on the right. You’ll see a box appear where you can rename what’s in there as default. Change the names accordingly and add keywords you want to rank for in the “tags” box.


6. Add your author name. If this is someone else’s photo, give it proper (legal) attribution. Click OK. This will save the changes you made to the photo.


7. Upload your photo to the article you’re working on.

Note: Be sure to go through the process again if you choose to use the optimized photo in an unrelated article.

Additional Areas for Optimization

There are two areas I did not optimize because I don’t want to confuse Google with this tutorial. However, if I had written an article about the Donald Duck tree I would have also done the following:

  • Give the pic a 5-star rating. This is found in the Description area under the Details tab.
  • In the comments section, copy/paste your entire article. Again, I didn’t do this because the photo I used was for instructional purposes only.

Below is a video taking you through the process. I suggest you take the time to watch it, as it is more comprehensive than what I’ve shown you here.

Don't Try to Fool the Search Engines

Optimizing your photos is a great way to boost your articles’ SEO ranking. Make sure the photos relate to your article and only use this practice when you are including original photos that you own.

When you pull pictures from the web, use creative commons images and attribute them properly. Do not attempt to optimize them with the tactics presented in this article. Remember, you are borrowing them, you do not own them. Don’t try to fool the search engines, or you might find yourself in a heap of trouble.

I hope you found this article informative. If you choose to optimize your photos (and you should), I’d love for you to come back and let me know if your newly optimized articles are enjoying higher rankings than those you've previously posted.

Happy ranking!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2014 Shauna L Bowling


Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on November 04, 2019:

Glad to be of help, RoadMonkey!

RoadMonkey on November 03, 2019:

That's another very useful tip, thanks. I take a number of photos of meals and can use them in several articles, so must remember to do this.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on November 02, 2019:

RoadMonkey, you're very welcome. One thing I'd like to mention is, if you use a photo in a subsequent post, be sure to go back into the photo's properties and change any verbiage you may have embedded from a previous article.

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it!

RoadMonkey on November 01, 2019:

I knew about optimising photos but didn't know all the different parts involved. I must add ALL the areas you have mentioned. Thank you for this.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on October 30, 2019:

You're welcome, Mark. I notice you use your own photos in your posts, so these tips should definitely help.

Mark Tulin from Long Beach, California on October 30, 2019:

Thanks, Shauna for these photo tips. I will give it a try.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on September 02, 2015:

Welcome, Chantelle! It's nice to see a new face. There's lots of great people here on HP!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on September 02, 2015:

Margaret, I apologize for just now seeing this. You're very welcome. I'm glad you found this tutorial helpful. I like to pass on the tips and tricks I learn on my little journeys.

Chantelle Porter from Ann Arbor on September 02, 2015:

Very helpful article. I'm new here and I really learned a lot. Thanks!

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on July 22, 2015:

Shauna, I thought I knew how to optimize my photos for SEO before reading your hub. Now I understand how little I really knew about this topic. Thanks for such a wonderful and useful tutorial!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 01, 2015:

Nadine, these tactics not only increase your visibility but claim ownership. Go into any photo you see online, right click and see what is inside Properties. We need to protect ourselves and our rights. You especially. Your graphics are unique to you. Make sure they're not used elsewhere without your permission.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 01, 2015:

Flourish, I apologize for not responding sooner. HP didn't notify me of your subsequent comment because they labeled it "spam".

SEO rules are constantly changing. However, putting your info in the Preferences of your photos can only protect you if they are ever challenged.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 01, 2015:

Peg, again I feel the need to apologize for HP's assumptions. Your comment is in no way spam, yet that's what they deemed and I'm just now seeing your comment because I was notified of someone else's comment (which wasn't marked as spam by the HP algorithms).

I appreciate your comment and hope this info will serve you well moving forward.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 01, 2015:

Michelle, you're so welcome. I apologize for HP thinking your comment was spam. I have no idea why they would make that assumption.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 01, 2015:

Radcliff, I'm just now seeing your comment and many others as well. HP has marked them as spam. I apologize.

I'm glad you found this useful. I employ these tactics whenever posting original photos. I hope you do the same.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on June 01, 2015:

What a clever hub about what images can do to a hub. As you know I love creating images for my articles. I must work some more on the naming of them, so they come up in Google to do with that paragraph. Thanks!

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 09, 2015:

I'm back to say I liked your message. Keep talking up SEO strategies. A little can can a long way over time to help and it doesn't have to take a long time or be complicated.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on October 17, 2014:

Definitely some important and useful SEO tips here about photos. With the many pictures I've been putting out there, I have an enormous task ahead of me to fix them up and add my information. Thank you so much for this really helpful instructional material. I watched Nate's video, too. Bookmarked and voted way up.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on August 19, 2014:

Thanks for the tips, Sha!! Photos are indeed vital for SEO!

Liz Davis from Hudson, FL on July 25, 2014:

So true, Sha. Photos have become a crucial part of SEO, especially now that social media "sharability" is a key player in the online writing game. Thanks for the great info!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 06, 2014:

You're welcome, grand old lady. I didn't know it either until I sat in on a webinar. Now I do this with all my original photos when I post.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on July 06, 2014:

Never knew that this could be done. Thank you for such a helpful tip:)

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on July 04, 2014:

Sunardi, this is only for your own photos. The others don't belong to you, therefore you can't attribute them as your own. This tutorial verifies ownership and helps your content and photos rank with Google.

Sunardi from Indonesia on July 04, 2014:

Good tutorial. It's hard for me to get a lot of traffic. But, what about using picture from wikimedia commons and flicker?

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 20, 2014:

You're welcome, Vellur. I'm glad you found the instructions easy to follow. I hope you put them to good use!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 20, 2014:

Very useful information, thank you for sharing this. the instructions are clear and easy to follow.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 19, 2014:

Pamela, you're so welcome. Let me know if I can help. You should be fine once you get into the Details section of Properties. You'll see which lines you can edit and which ones you can't.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 19, 2014:

Mary, I used Paint to add my name to the photos I used in my blog post. I didn't do it for this article. When you add your name, choose an obscure area of the pic and change the font color to blend in with the background. That way it's not distracting but is there showing it's yours. I also put the copyright symbol before my name on each of the pics.

Mary, click on each of the tutorial pix in this article to see a larger view.

Pamela Dapples from Arizona. on June 19, 2014:

Amazing information. I will try it once or twice with your instructions and then I will watch the video if I fail. Thanks for a great hub.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on June 18, 2014:

Yes, thank you so much for your answer. I see now how you named your photos on this Hub. I try to watermark my photos in small print when I remember!

I plan on going back later tonight and reread your instructions here. The print in the video is too small for my old eyes to read.

Thanks again for your help, Mary

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 18, 2014:

Mary, I implemented what I learned in my latest blog post, where I only used my own photos. In the details section of properties, I put my name in as author. I also put my name on the photos themselves. I used my name, not my URL. Google may see using your URL as self-promotion. It also may be confusing to have your URL point to the URL in which the pix are posted. I would just use your name. That way, if someone tries to use your pix elsewhere, the rightful owner has been named. You own them - not your website.

I hope I've answered your question.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 18, 2014:

Very cool, Meg. Sorry it took so long to get back with you. HP marked your comment as spam. I fixed it, tho.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on June 18, 2014:

Question: I used to use my URL on my photos, but then I read somewhere that HP doesn't like that. Now I just note the photo is by me. I just wrote a new Hub and used my own photos. Should I use my URL?

I bookmarked this Hub. I need more time to catch on cause I'm a slow learner.

Voted UP and shared.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on June 16, 2014:

That was a REALLY useful and interesting hub. I have thousands of photos and I like to use them to illustrate what I write about. I will now optimise them for SEO. I had no idea about this.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 14, 2014:

Au fait, every little bit helps. Photos can be used for SEO purposes by the methods shown above. I try to use my own photos whenever possible so I was thrilled to learn of this little trick. Thanx for reading!

C E Clark from North Texas on June 14, 2014:

Sounds like a great way for people who take their own photos and own a PC to benefit. Since that latest Panda attack I could use some sort of pick me up . . . very useful and instructive. Voted up!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 13, 2014:

Hey, Peg. Sorry I didn't respond until now. For some reason HP had your comment marked as spam so they didn't notify me. Silly HP! How could a hubber's comment be considered spammy?

I'm glad you found this tip useful. I'm not going to bother going into previous posts to do this for my photos, but I am doing it moving forward. As you say, it would be a monumental task to go back into every photo posted here, there, and everywhere else.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on June 13, 2014:

Thank you, Dora. I'll warn you - it takes time to get all the info into each photo, but it's worth it. And don't forget to watermark your photos so you have a leg to stand on if someone steals them!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 13, 2014:

Thank you for this very useful lesson. Saving it for reference and voting up. My most important find for this week.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on June 01, 2014:

This is truly a hub that I'm happy to have read today. With so many photos posted to my hubs, blog and elsewhere, this represents such a monumental task that it will take a while to finish. Distinctly different from most of the SEO tips I read, this article provided some useful tips that I'll actually use. Thank you so much.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 27, 2014:

Nell, I'm so happy for you! You've been posting pretty regularly, so I'd like to think implementing this additional SEO tactic is working for you. Whoo hoo! You're the first one who has come in to give an update. Hooray for you! I'd love to hear from others as well.

Congrats my friend!

Nell Rose from England on May 27, 2014:

Just came back to say my daily readings have gone well up! not sure if its all down to doing this or Google and that panda, but my daily views has gone up double and a half! Woo hoo! thanks!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 24, 2014:

No apologies necessary, Anna. I know what you mean about not having enough hours in the day.

I'm glad you found this helpful my friend!

Anna Haven from Scotland on May 24, 2014:

Hi Bravewarrior

Apologises for the delay. I seem to be really struggling with my time just now... I need at least another four hours in every day!

I didn't know about this. Thank you for sharing and making my learning curve a bit easier. I have bookmarked.

Really helpful and I did love your photo!

Anna :)

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 21, 2014:

You're very welcome, Cris. You know it's odd - this post has received higher grades from HP than a product review I wrote that has over 18,000 views! Go figure...

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on May 21, 2014:

This is so cool! Thank you for this very useful tutorial. I am certainly applying your tips and useful info.

Thank you for sharing. Well written, well explained.

Voting up+++ and absolutely sharing.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 20, 2014:

WestelCS, I just read a blog post that says you can do the same thing with PDFs. How cool is that? I think from now on it would behoove us to check properties of anything we upload to see if we have the same option.

Thank you for stopping by. It's much appreciated!

Tim Anthony on May 20, 2014:

This is a very nicely explained and well-written article. I'm glad to find this informative and interesting hub and learn about all this stuff. It can be of great use for future purposes. Thanks.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 20, 2014:

You're welcome, Jeannie! Pretty neat trick, huh?

Jeannie Marie from Baltimore, MD on May 20, 2014:

I have not been doing this with my photos! Thank you for teaching me this method.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 20, 2014:

Awesome, Sheila! It is easy to do. The hard part will be remembering to change the info when our photos are used in different articles.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on May 19, 2014:

This is so cool! I had NO idea! I went through your instructions with one of my photos and it was really so easy. I will be doing this from now on! Thank you so much! Up and more!!! Pinning this to my photography board too! :)

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 18, 2014:

Dianna, I'm glad the instructions were easy for you. One thing I would suggest is, when adding multiple photos, copy/paste the text that relates to each photo in the comments section rather than the entire article. Also, don't include any hyperlinks that appear in your text. That way you can avoid Google thinking you're keyword stuffing.

Dianna Mendez on May 18, 2014:

Shauna, you have provided valuable information for writers and I thank you. I went through the process and found your directions easy to follow. I will be using this in all future writing articles. Thank you. Voted way up!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 15, 2014:

Prasetio, you're very welcome. It's always good to learn something new. Thanx for stopping by.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on May 15, 2014:

Great information. I learn something new from this hub. Thanks for sharing with us. Voted up and success for you. Cheers :-)


Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 15, 2014:

Hey, Maria! I missed the 'nod'. I'll have to check out Jo's hub. Thanx for the heads up and the kind words, my friend!

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on May 14, 2014:

Dear Sha,

Like you, this is a keeper... a tutorial filled with valuable reference information.

You are blowing me away with your technical diligence and competence in photography, video and all that is technological these days.

I was happy to see that Jo Goldsmith gave you a "nod" in her 3-year anniversary hub!! Voted UP and UABI. Love, Maria

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

WiccanSage, I was hoping I'd get to use that photo somewhere. Thankfully, the opportunity presented itself.

Mackenzie Sage Wright on May 14, 2014:

Ha, love the duck-bill tree. That's so funny. Great tips here though, nice hub!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

You're welcome, Greatstuff! Love your pen name, by the way.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

Daborn7, what perfect timing! New info with new technology. Have fun with it!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

Stephanie, I wouldn't want to go back and tweak my previous hubs either. What a task that would be! I'm using the information moving forward. It will be interesting to compare rankings then versus now.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

Comfort B, I'm happy you learned something from this article. That's what I was aiming for! Thanx for reading and commenting.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

Bob, what version of Windows are you using? And what type of camera? I have an Olympus FE47 with only a 5X zoom and it has all the tabs shown in this tutorial. In fact the pic I feature in this was taken with that camera. My OS is Windows 7.

I don't know what to tell you other than to see if you can find something online about your camera.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

It was news to me too, Jodah. I thought it worthy of sharing with my HP pals.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

Mel, I would advise putting your name or URL in the author's box in the details section. I'd also go into the posts that used your picture and click on the pic. See where it leads you. Does it attribute the photo to you? Then I'd contact the author and ask for proper attribution or removal if they refuse. Unless, of course it doesn't bother you to have your photos used on other people's posts.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

DzMsLizzy, I wondered the same thing. And what if there are outbound links in the post? What I did with the photo I posted on my blog yesterday was copy the text in the area in which I placed the photo. I didn't copy the whole article.

I both examples I saw regarding adding the entire article, only one photo was used. I recommend just copying the text that pertains to each picture. That way the keywords are relevant to the individual shots and won't be seen as keyword stuffing.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 14, 2014:

Nell, I wish I could take credit for being the genius on this one, but I learned it from a webinar. I used the tactic for the first time on my blog yesterday. I'm curious to see if it helps the ranking of my post.

Thank you for passing this on!

Mazlan A from Malaysia on May 14, 2014:

This is new to me and will certainly follow your advice. Thanks for sharing.

Rosalie O'Neal from California on May 14, 2014:

I just got a Nikon DSLR camera and I am learning how to take my own, better pictures. I plan to use the information that you just provided on all of my future photos. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Henkel from USA on May 13, 2014:

I wish I had known this a couple of years ago! This is so informative and interesting. I don't think I want to go back to all of the many photos I have in HP articles and make the changes, but I'm definitely going to try revamping a few and will be much more aware in the future. Thanks so much!

Comfort Babatola from Bonaire, GA, USA on May 13, 2014:

This is a wealth of information that, if done well, will go a long way to help our article rankings. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed reading and learning something new.

Voted up and useful.

bob on May 13, 2014:

When I click on the properties tab of any of my pics all I get is a general tab and a summary tab...there is no details tab, or security tab or previous versions tab like in your demo.

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on May 13, 2014:

This is all new to me Shauna. Wow! Very interesting.

Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on May 13, 2014:

I have come to realize the power of images completely by accident. Every once in a while I have found one of my homemade images being used on someone's else's blog post or Facebook thread. I never really understood they can be optimized, however, and so I'll bookmark your post so that I can play around with this a little. Great hub!

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on May 13, 2014:

Wow--copy the WHOLE ARTICLE into the "comments??!!" I had no idea any of what you described was possible to start with, but that particular instruction really stunned me! Some of my articles are over 1500 words, some over 2,000! Most 'comment' boxes are character-delimited. I wonder why that works?

And, if you have multiple photos in the same article, are you to copy the entire article over and over for each photo? Gosh. Sounds like duplication flags would kick in.

But then, I never claimed to be any kind of techie. ... ;-) Voted up, interesting and useful.

Nell Rose from England on May 13, 2014:

Hi bravewarrior, you are a genius! lol! I am going to bookmark this, and share it all over! Nice one! and thanks so much, nell

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 10, 2014:

I wouldn't have known about optimizing photos if it weren't for the many webinars I sit in on. The more I learn the more I see there is to learn! I promise to share what I find beneficial to our writing efforts.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on May 10, 2014:

Thanks for this well-needed advice, Shauna! Optimizing my pictures has never crossed my mind. Duh!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 10, 2014:

Pamela, I'm so glad you found this useful. It's amazing how many tools we have at our disposal!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 10, 2014:

This is such an informative article and I have marked it for future reference. Most of this was new to me and you explained the steps quite well. I like your tree picture also! Thanks for writing such an awesome article that is helpful to most of us.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 09, 2014:

Pearl, you're welcome my friend.

I was thinking of you this morning. I was listening to the cardinals sharing their succinct, petite one-syllable chirps. It amazes me that their sound is so delicate. You'd think they'd have a more boisterous voice to match their brilliant color. Anyway, whenever I hear the birds, I think of you.

Connie Smith from Southern Tier New York State on May 09, 2014:

I never fail to learn great things from you, my friend! This is super information I will put to use right away. Thank you so much for writing this article for all of us who wish to obtain higher rankings in the powerful search engines ;) Pearl

georgescifo from India on May 09, 2014:

You are right bravewarrior..

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 09, 2014:

Awesome, Georgesifo! That's proof in the pudding.

georgescifo from India on May 09, 2014:

I agree with the facts and for me also the images have worked very well in improving my website's overall search engine performance.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 09, 2014:

Sherry, I didn't know either. Just goes to show ya that we're never too old to learn!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 09, 2014:

Pamela, you're so welcome. I hope your writing energy returns soon. We all need a break from time to time. I get it.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 09, 2014:

Amanda, I'm tickled I was able to provide unique information for you. You're right - you don't see this info out there. It must be a safely-guarded secret. That is until now!

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on May 08, 2014:

I always give my photos a relevant name, but I didn't know about all the rest. Thanks for this important info.

Pamela Dapples from Arizona. on May 08, 2014:

I've run out of energy for writing this past while but I really found this interesting. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Voting way up.

Amanda from Michigan, United States on May 08, 2014:

It's rare I come across a blogging tip I hadn't heard of - this was completely new information to me! Bookmarking it to return to for later re-reading and voted up!

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 08, 2014:

Cool. You can always email him or call him. He's awesome!

L C David from Florida on May 08, 2014:

Yes, I love reading billybuc's articles. I will look up his query letter one.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 08, 2014:

L. C., do you follow billybuc? He's a wealth of information and is very willing to help his writer friends. He's been a tremendous help to me and has become a dear friend. He posted a hub a while back about how to write a query letter. Of course, you could always find out who to contact at Disney and give them a call. Let me know if I can help you.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 08, 2014:

I'm so glad you found this helpful, B. Haven't seen you in forever and a year. So nice of you to stop by! I found this information phenomenal and just had to share it with my fellow writers.

L C David from Florida on May 08, 2014:

L.C. David and I really appreciate the encouragement. I'm thinking about how I might go about this.

Brian Leekley from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA on May 08, 2014:

Up, Useful, Interesting, and shared with followers. I'm bookmarking this hub on search engine optimizing the photos of my own that I use in a hub.

Shauna L Bowling (author) from Central Florida on May 08, 2014:

I really hope you contact Disney, LCD (what's your name, anyway?). You would be a tremendous asset to help boost tourism to the parks.