Many of my hubs are poems and have been around quite awhile and some viewed less than 30 times.
In this case, should I delete them, I want a higher hub score, will this help?
Don't delete, please. Poems are blasts of fresh air in HP. You are a writer not a test cricketer so that you need a high average to get a place in the best eleven.
Most of my hubs are poems and those get a decent view in a month. Sometimes even the shortest poems' score reach around 80 again comes down to 65 sometimes though.
First, ask yourself why you care about Hubber Score.
Hubber score has absolutely no influence on your earnings. It has absolutely no impact on your ability to rank in search engines. Basically it's just a 'feel good' internal measure within Hubpages. So why worry about it?
Take a look at some of your poems that have a low Hubscore. Length is one of the parameters - so try adding some background info on the poem, and perhaps some more images. Or you could publish two or three poems on the same subject within one Hub.
Are you proud of the poem hub you created? If so, then I would suggest you leave it, even if it draws one view a month. It's poetry, which isn't heavily sought after. My poems average about 50 views a day and I have 15 of them.
Do I earn money from them? On occasion, people do click ads.
I'm just glad people read them.
Want a higher hubberscore/authorscore- I would suggest reading and commenting on more hubs. It's one of the things I've noticed about Hubberscores/authorscores. It takes time to work also.
Just wanted to say I agree about letting the poems stay. Even if it only draws in those few views, I look at it like "well, that's a 'few' more than would be reading my poems if they were sitting on my desk!"
keep on writing
Hmmm. I do do that. but thx! hey, my hub score btw was up to 97 once,,,a while back
You have the same score as Cagsil (right now)......he's not worried about it.
He's also a kitty cat...LOL. I just noticed the avatar; he was a
joker/marionette/something or other awhile back. I like the puddy tat much better.
HubScores just go up and down. Mine goes up and down within (as of recent times) a 5-point range. I think it's pretty much that way for most people. If your score is low for now, it's probably just that normal up and down that scores do.
I am glad you asked this question schoolgirlforreal, sometimes I also wonder if I should delete my poems, some of them have a number of comments and I don't have the heart to do it.. But poetry is the language of the heart and it has been my dilemma.
Most of the answers here have helped me decide to keep them despite the falling scores.
search engines pick up long tails from comments and send people to your poems who were not really searching for poems. There are chances that some of these people will click on ads.
Just a thought.
I think as long as nobody says poems shouldn't be posted here, people should post them if that's what they want to post (especially if they're among a bunch of other Hubs and are part of a "collection" of a person's varied writings). People who post nothing but poems may risk not earning much (at all), but some of them have followers who want to see their poems (earnings or not). If someone has other Hubs and throws in some poems here or there, I don't see why they shouldn't (score or no score).
I'm no "real poet". I just write up a thing here or there for my own enjoyment, but I've exiled all my "poems" (if that's what you'd call them) to their own blog. As far as I know, not too many people see them, so the blog is pretty much another version of hatbox or a notebook in a desk drawer. If I thought they were better than than I do I'd probably throw in here with my other Hubs. Once in awhile I do add one to a Hub as an "extra". I don't know... Somehow, to me, poems are something the author should just have a certain amount of freedom with, when it comes to what they do with them.
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