QAP How can I improve this in terms of SEO?

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  1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
    TessSchlesingerposted 8 months ago

    https://letterpile.com/creative-writing … Highwayman

    Yes, it's on a niche site, but I know it's an okay story because it was published in the Uk about umpteen years ago.

    But it doesn't draw traffic from the web.

    I just don't know how to do SEO when it comes to fiction.

    Does anyone know how to do this?

    1. Haleykieser profile image84
      Haleykieserposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I think adding the Genre to the title would help searchers find the genre they're searching for on a search engine. Also, tag the images and give image captions with relevant keywords.  However, I think most of your efforts will be from promotion of yourself as an author. Then your name of itself becomes a search term.

  2. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 7 months ago

    Tess - I agree with Haley.  In general, creative writing doesn't get a lot of views unless they are searching for you specifically.  This means its up to you to market yourself so people learn they enjoy reading what you write and will start searching for you.  Create a website and develop it into a site people will want to visit.  Try a FB page and use relevant writing related posts.  Get involved in online writers groups and listing sites.  Put some work up on sites that review so you an post positive reviews of your work on your website.  Start submitting stories to contests, journals and online sites.  Add the list of sites and places where you are published to your website. It takes a ton of work to get readers for creative writing online when you are doing it yourself from scratch.  Just don't give up and keep trying.  Good luck!

  3. Polly C profile image95
    Polly Cposted 7 months ago

    To draw any web traffic (you still might not get much!) you have to think about what the reader would type in the search bar, just as with anything else. So instead of putting current title as the title, instead put "A Story About......." as the title, and put the actual title as a subtitle. It works for what I do poetry), but don't expect great hordes of people still - someone found one of my hubs and requested to animate it with my words as the narration in a London studio and now it is currently appearing at small film festivals! So it's always worth it, but probably not in the way you were thinking (it won't earn money - and it's still not!) Now that that has happened, I am planning on moving all my creative writing to my own site, but I didn't do that at first as no one knew my name.

 
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