I seriously want to know. If there is potential, I would like to join that party.
I only have two articles on Letter Pile so I might not be the right guy to ask, but neither one seems to be getting much action.
However, they were already quietly moldering away before they got moved to LetterPile, so I guess not much has changed for them, at least.
Yeah, my flash fiction molders and collects dust no matter where they are. I was hoping maybe HP finally found a magic solution.
They recently moved subjects elsewhere, I believe. Yesterday the community urged me to change focus on a Hub to WanderWisdom because the view is it would get unnoticed in Letterpile. LetterPile? Maybe it needs a new title?
Two of my author/book reviews have 23 views in the last month. Pretty slow.
The names of the sites are unique for a reason. I'm pretty sure it's because Google penalizes pages that use the same keywords as the domain name, such as bestdietever .com. No-one is going to call their hub 'letterpile'.
Also, it matters not a jot what the sites are called because no one is searching for them. They are searching, hopefully, for the individual hub content.
Oh, that clears the Niche titles up for me.
Nice if it did, but it's not actually the case.
Google used to reward sites that had their keywords in their domain name, regardless of the quality of the site. They've stopped doing that, but that doesn't mean they punish sites with their keywords in the domain name. It's just not a guaranteed advantage any more.
Having lost that advantage, webmasters went looking for some other way to get the edge over their competitors. The current ploy is to forget using keywords,and think up a catchy brand name instead. For instance, iIf Amazon was called "onlinebookstore.com" it would be more descriptive, but people wouldn't remember the name so well. Amazon is a brand.
Marisa is right, having an exact match domain used to boost your content within results for that specific term. This became overdone however and Google slowly moved towards having a wide range of keywords associated with any given page so the benefits of exact match domains is now much less than it ever was. I don't think they penalzie exact match unless it treads on "life impacting subjects" like health or money, but they certainly don't reward like they used to either. I remember a time when a url containing only a city name was a license to print money about anything in that city, those days are long gone.
In this case I don't think people would search for "Letter Pile" anyway, unless they knew about the site already and were specifically looking for it. If nobody is searching for a term it doesn't matter where you rank so to speak.
That's interesting. I recently submitted two book reviews to niches, and they were put on Owlcation. I do have some of my beginner's fiction on Letterpile, and it does get some attention, but not a lot.
I find it's really hard to title a book review. The publisher spends so much time advertising online, don't just use the book's title. Sometimes it helps to put the author's name first, as in, George Orwell's "1984". I recently moved a book called "Journey of Ten Thousand Veils", which has been on HP for a few years and got little attention. It's a story of a Sufi Muslim woman's spiritual journey (and I've met her twice, so it's interesting, at least to me)! When it was put on the niche, the administration just used the book title, and I know that can't compete. So I changed it to A Sufi Muslim Woman's "Journey of Ten Thousand Veils."
Try playing with the title, make it specific in some way, because unless it's a spectacular review, the first 3 or more pages of Google will be filled with reviews by the publisher and newspaper reviews. Best of luck.
I'm new here, but my third most read hub so far is a short story that is currently on LetterPile. I think most of the views are from before they moved it though. The other short story I made into a hub was also moved to LetterPile shortly after I published it, and it hardly has any views. I haven't shared that one on my social media accounts or website yet though.
I'm encouraged with LetterPile. Two of my short stories there have more than 1000 views each. That may not sound like much, but it's more than I expected. I took a look at another dedicated writing site that lists the views each story gets, and didn't see any that had 1000 lifetime views. So, I consider LetterPile a good home for short fiction.
Yes, my top performer is on LetterPile, it gets 100 to 200 views a day. For me, that's good.
I think soapboxie needs a new name. I would never share anything from that site and not expect to be ridiculed for it. Some of these names might be catchy, but are not helpful for credibility. Same for the photographers on feltmagnet.
Well, after yesterday's nuclear detonation
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I don't think I'll be moving anything anywhere for awhile.
Thanks for the replies. If I had any hubs on LetterPile, I certainly wouldn't move them; but I think my flash fiction endeavors are going to remain low priority for the time being.
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