Would fiction, poems & poetry get much traffic on HubPages?

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  1. Bills Place profile image83
    Bills Placeposted 11 years ago

    Would fiction, poems & poetry get much traffic on HubPages?

    My girlfriend enjoys writing her own poems and poetry and we have seen a few hubbers who seem to mostly post fiction stories and/or poems & poetry. We was curious if this those type of hubs get any traffic?

    She is trying to decide if it's worth her time to create an account, fill out her profile and post some hubs of her work.

  2. A K Turner profile image64
    A K Turnerposted 11 years ago

    A lot of the traffic that comes to the site is from people requiring technical information, or people writing blogs on new technology, I have found a small audience for my writing. However I do not generate a lot of direct traffic, I have an audience of readers from other sources.

  3. epigramman profile image60
    epigrammanposted 11 years ago

    ....only if you have a sensational writing style like mine ....... lake erie time ontario canada 5:59pm

    1. K. Burns Darling profile image78
      K. Burns Darlingposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Epi - You are an absolutely, positively, one of a kind, talent and treasure whom the rest of us can only immitate and hope to learn from!  smile

  4. Linda Cassini profile image61
    Linda Cassiniposted 11 years ago

    From a Poetess myself...So far so good...been on about a week and have over 1500 hits and 8 followers smile Tell your GF to WRITE HER HEART OUT !!!! smile

  5. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I have found that hubs that are fiction and poetry do not get the traffic that non-fiction informational pieces get.  Very few people (I think) surf the web looking for poetry or fiction to read.  People out there searching through Google, or whatever, are looking for information on a particular subject.

    1. K. Burns Darling profile image78
      K. Burns Darlingposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      While I think that you are absolutely right, that is is the informative or DIY pieces that get the overwhelmingly larger portion of the traffic; I also have seen an ever growing number of hits to my poetry.

  6. K. Burns Darling profile image78
    K. Burns Darlingposted 11 years ago

    I write in several different genres, including poetry and fiction,  and I am coming up on my two year mark here at HP, and have to say that I have found acceptance of both my fiction and poetry hubs to be overwhelmingly positive.  In fact, in the case of some of my poetry, I have found that although they, (my poems), may produce a smaller daily number of views, their over all performance is more consistant than some of my informative, DIY,  or news related hubs.  Would it be worth her while?  This is a question that only your friend can answer, based upon what her expectations or requirements are.  Is she looking for a platform where she can publish her work, get insightful and constructive comments and criticisim, while honing her craft, and maybe make some money?  Is she looking solely to make money?  Hub Pages is a great site for writer's of all genres, experience, and skill levels, in that it is a community of writers, who actually care about the writing, and who are for the most part, friendly, helpful, welcoming, and supportive of each other.  In the past two years I have experienced very little snarkiness or snobbery,  but I have gained experience, insight, and knowledge, and I believe myself to be a better writer for it.   If it were my friend, I think that I would tell her to give it a try to see if she likes it; and if I were one to place a bet, I would lay odds on her sticking around.

  7. Grammagill profile image61
    Grammagillposted 11 years ago

    In answer to this question, "Yes". I have written fiction and placed it here on HubPages. In the past have gotten traffic.Tell your girlfriend to start an account, and put her work here. She can even earn some money with placing ads on her HubPages. I look forward to seeing her work.

  8. bravewarrior profile image87
    bravewarriorposted 11 years ago

    They already do.  Have you not surfed this site?  You only have to try in order to take the first steps towards your dream.  Your girlfriend will find much more than she could possibly imagine by becoming a member of this site!  Advise her to step out there and give it a shot!

  9. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 11 years ago

    There are lots of great poets here, and your girlfriend will enjoy getting her work out there and networking with other poets, if nothing else. The community here is great!  A lot of our poets get readers and even move on to publish their work elsewhere. Some publish poetry almost exclusively and love it! I have a variety of hubs, but about one third of what I publish is poetry. I enjoy it even when my poems doesn't get as much traffic from Google. I do have some poems that are very highly ranked that have titles that attract specific searches--topics people are looking for, such as a Mother's Day poem. I have also found that my poems that have some narrative with them explaining the situation or background get move Google views.

    Yeah, and if she does join, she will definitely have to check out epigramman! He is an inspiration on HubPages to all poets. Hope this helps!

  10. davidlivermore profile image94
    davidlivermoreposted 11 years ago

    The only poem I have posted has only received 46 reviews since I posted it earlier this year.  It has been published in paper/audio form before, so I figured it would get a lot of hits.

    I would say no.  However, it's still fun even to see that one person would look and read it, and it doesn't take that much time to do it.  It won't make money, but it would provide satisfaction that it was read.

    1. Linda Cassini profile image61
      Linda Cassiniposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Poetry has always been "popular" and will keep a stand in the honor of any language, spoken or written...

    2. bravewarrior profile image87
      bravewarriorposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I and several other hubbers I follow post poetry all the time.  We receive comments and feedback.  Poetry is actually a huge success on HP.

  11. Jewels profile image83
    Jewelsposted 11 years ago

    Poetry doesn't usually get much traffic unless you have a cool following who spread your work far and wide.  Generally you're lucky to get 300 hits on one poem.  One of mine has hit just over 1,000.  I think it's the title that's doing it.

    Fiction writers need a good reputation and followers to get much out of their work here.  That's not to say your friend shouldn't have a go.  She just may get the audience she's been looking for.

  12. Jackie Lynnley profile image83
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 11 years ago

    I mostly write poetry and have a good following and quite a few comments on my hubs; around 60 +, but many reads (hits). If it is what she loves to do then it is worth it. I just published my first poetry book from poems I did here and then a few I kept hid back for surprise. I think there is a 400 word preference on hubs and if she can't make poems that long; which can be boring I know having done so many myself sticking to rules, then perhaps she can add a little story or as I have noticed other hubbers doing, do more than one poem per hub! If she loves to write, this is the place to do it! She will love it I am sure.

    1. Linda Cassini profile image61
      Linda Cassiniposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Rhyme with reason may please all?  HMMM

  13. Mhatter99 profile image68
    Mhatter99posted 11 years ago

    I really think it is the poet more than the poetry. But if the poetry is no good...

  14. profile image0
    tendup24posted 11 years ago

    Yes, I have written some poems on hubpages. I am getting traffic from Google. Some of my poems become featured as indexed by search engine and Google.

  15. Douglas Eze profile image61
    Douglas Ezeposted 11 years ago

    yea I think it does...especially if it is creative and paint a real picture of what the author is writing about in the readers mind... she should be creative and put efforts in her writing

  16. nisargmehta profile image66
    nisargmehtaposted 11 years ago

    I suppose not. However if you have a community lying out there somewhere you can always spread a word of mouth to attract people to new article and such.

  17. J Kessler profile image61
    J Kesslerposted 11 years ago

    I would honestly, cause that's what I did. It's fun and it helps you to always be creating something and get it out there.


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