Poems VS Articles?

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  1. forall profile image61
    forallposted 5 years ago

    Poems VS Articles?

    Don't you find that articles get more traffic than poems? A poem may be read by many when it is published or in the next few days, but its traffic extinguishes some time later. While articles keep having a minimum of traffic daily. Is it the case of everyone?

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Absolutely. Articles draw much, much more traffic than poems.

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    Garifaliaposted 5 years ago

    The reason is that most people are seeking answers or information so they turn to articles. Whereas poems are very specific and personally, I have never searched for a poem unless it's a famous one and then for a reason, not just to read it. Are you a poet?

    1. forall profile image61
      forallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, I am not. But I have a couple of poems that I shared here and I unpublished some to edit them later after being shown as idle.

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      Garifaliaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I read up on what you've got first chance I get. Good luck on your editing.

      Make sure it comes from the heart.

  4. Simba73 profile image75
    Simba73posted 5 years ago

    Yep same here !!,
    but funny the poems that have words concerning nocturnal activities keep getting read through the search engines LOL straight up !!
    So maybe we should all put an explicit word in our work despite the subject , it will get more traffic but loose it's soul.
    I don't have rude words in my work but I have a poem with "lust" in it and that seems to get tonnes of traffic LOL

  5. vocalcoach profile image97
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    Articles will just about always bring in more traffic.  The word count is low for most poetry.  I usually add a related article along with my poetry.  When I do this, I always get more traffic plus I think it adds additional interest to the poem.

  6. jlpark profile image84
    jlparkposted 5 years ago

    Unfortunately the hub explorer thingy keeps giving me poems.  Some days I want to read them, other days I really really don't.  Maybe I should add one or two and see what happens? smile

  7. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    That is generally the case. The primary reason is that poems are not something people search for on Google. Sustained readership comes from Google; early readership comes from HubPages.

    However, there are alternatives. Check out KrisL, who writes haiku, and also about haiku. She has established a Twitter following of over 2,000 readers, and her haiku are read steadily.

    Some topics draw readers through Google searches. Others require that you develop a community of readers.

  8. BlissfulWriter profile image73
    BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

    Without a doubt, articles gets much more traffic than poems.

  9. starstream profile image76
    starstreamposted 5 years ago

    I agree that most articles get more traffic.  I think though if one would write an article and include poetry it would work together for increase in interest.  I think the poetry will contribute so much to the heart and soul that it will cause people to return to a favorite author.


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