Are poetry hubs scored lower because of their low word count?

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  1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 7 years ago

    I've submitted a few, and they start our in the 40's. I've noticed other poems of other hubbbers having similar scores, so I wondered.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I think that is true.  Also, you have to realize that this site is geared towards products, and sales - and so poetry is never going to produce a lot of sales.

    I'm not certain, but I think that sites like Xomba are more suited to poetry, it's a smaller community, but I think more of the writers there are into poetry and short fiction, etc.

  3. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 7 years ago

    Yes, this can be true of even the popular poets with a huge following when poems are fierst published-like Epigramman. But since he is read extensively they do eventually climb higher to a number you expect of a strong hub.  Xomba, huh. I've never seen their site.

  4. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, Wesman and Flora, for answering that. I don't plan to submit a lot of poetry, as my interest is mainly non-fiction. But now and then, I can't seem to help myself. haha. I've never heard of Xomba either. Thanks for the input, folks!

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    I have a few poems among my Hubs and they sometimes are in the lower scores, but not always.

    btw, I like the poees that have several related images with them and perhaps a little background about the poem.  I usually rate all those Up!

    Cheers!

  6. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, Patty. I'll check out some of your poems. The ones I have posted had a story with them, at least an extended introduction. Plus a few photos. Maybe they will do okay in time. I like the poetry outlet from time to time, and I do enjoy reading others' poems, too. Thanks!

  7. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    You can add some background info to your poetry pages which adds not only to the word count, but can make the hub more interesting for viewers. I have a couple of poetry hubs simply for portfolio purposes.

    One can write about information, destinations, and just about anything, not simply products/sales.  From what I have seen recently, those with strictly product hubs have seen traffic decrease.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My product hubs continually get great traffic.  The reason for that is that I'd never chased keywords, and will only write about products that I've known about for years.

      I think everyone should write about the products that they love and know a lot about - the reason for this is that if you truly appreciate something - the reader can see that, and will enjoy the read, and Google will rate your product hub up in it's search results.

      I don't have a lot positive to say about chasing keywords for "hot" products, that's not something I'll ever do.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        A good response, and I think you hit it when you said you write about products you know and love and have used yourself. It flows with the advice we always receive about writing about topics that we know well and have an interest in. Great to hear you're doing well. I know some have complained about their traffic loss, possibly too many Amazon capsules, etc.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks!

          I've also taken to doing little biographies of people that I admire that are not such well known persons.  That's sort of a long range plan - as these people (today I'm working on Django Reinhardt) aren't going to be huge search items.

          I just don't make a lot with amazon - but every once in a while I do make some sales. . . but since I'm primarily writing about thousand dollar guitars (up to one that's 110K). . .I couldn't logically expect anyone to spend that kind of money for something that they've not had their hands on, you know. . .

          I've invested LOTS of work in some Heating and air conditioning articles . . .that just don't get a lot of traffic, so despite the fact that I literally am the expert on that, it's not such a great thing to write about.  I will be doing more of it anyway though.

  8. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 7 years ago

    I agree, Wesman, that writing about something we know and are passionate about will help us to get traffic. I'm seeing that with my hub on my pets!

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Pets are a great niche to write in.

      I've done fairly well with snakes. . . .and a few articles about fish. . . but I stick to regional critters that I actually see, for the most part, which helps.

    2. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Three of my highest rating and highest traffic hubs are  about cats-two in the pet category and one a poem about adopting my cat from a shelter. People are passionate about their pets and love to hear about others that feel the same.

  9. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 7 years ago

    That is so true, Flora. So many passionate pet lovers on here!

  10. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    perhaps you could try finding a few decent forums that specifically focus on heating and air conditioning and start making a few comments and adding a link to an appropriate post.

  11. Jonathan Janco profile image66
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    I dont know if this is necessarily true. Most of my poetry hubs are scored pretty low, but they dont have a lot of views either. But my two most popular poetry hubs are consistently scored in the 70's. And they have not nearly as many views as my two most popular hubs overall, which are both speculative essays.
    So I guess I dont have an easy answer for you.

  12. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    My only poetry hub scores about 32.  I'll put the poem stuff here because I can't self promote or whatever with a link.

    Elegy To A Lost Soul Fleeing Through Corn on a Summer's Day
    by Mark Ewbie.

    Fly soul,
    then sleep.
    Disturb me,
    no more.

    There's a picture of some corn and crap as well, plus some adverts for underwear.

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image57
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      trust Mark to give a silly answer smile I wonder what  Patty thinks of it?

  13. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 7 years ago

    For underwear? haha. I've gotten advice regarding adding more to a poetry hub, like an explanation, background, a story to go with it, etc....

 
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