Is it of value to write short poems on Hubpages and does it affect your rating negatively?
I often see Hubpages that have just 3 lines of poetry, with or without an image to complement it. Does this positively or negatively affect your overall rating on Hubpages? I understood a 300 word minimum with keywords and SEO to bring many visitors would increase your ratings, especially with the new "idle" status on HP.
I always wondered about that! I've got a few haiku poems on here and am afraid that their low word counts could affect my hubscore. Nonetheless, I've received very positive comments from my haiku readers and am proud to have a place to showcase them.
Your ratings don't seem to be worse for wear. Maybe other factors play a more important part, like the number of admirers for your poetry bringing in many thumbs up and comments?
Sometimes It only takes a few words to say a mouthful
I have several short pieces here and their hub numbers are lower, but on balance it doesn't seem to have too negative an effect and I really enjoy the short forms--
I'm concerned that if I posted numerous short poems they would be deemed "Idle" status.
I am sorry--mine go to idle status, but my hub number still stays high--does that help?
Hi Debby-I thought there was a 500 word minimum...? Maybe I got that from the Patron of the Arts contest. Anyway, you can always post the poetry with an explanation about it-how it was created, what form it took, explanation about that type of poetry. That would increase your word count and keywords.
Hello Denise. Yes. I am aware of building the HP up with everything you listed, including posting a number of poems, photos, etc. I'm simply curious that so many people post a simple little poem. Period. Yet, their ratings still remain high. Thanks!
I find that the poems I publish on HP get attention for a short time and then languish ignored for- (basically) ever. It does not seem that the fact that they they are sitting there virtually unread harms my ratings. Nevertheless, for the sake of the poems as well as my ratings, I regularly delete the worst performing poems and move them over to my WordPress blog. There they will be read at least a few more times and if thereafter they sit around doing nothing, no one cares. I would suggest that if a poet has a poem they particularly like and it is sitting on HP unread for months, delete the poem and submit it around to some poetry journals. What have you got to lose?
You bring up good points in your question and in your replies. I often wonder about the same and have made the same observations. There is definitely a correlation between hubscores of my shortest poems vs scores of longer poems and articles. Poem scores stay in the high 60s/low 70s and longer ones and articles range from mid 70s to high 80s. When I publish a poem, my hubscore goes back down and eventually back up. All of this is affected as well by my involvement in the community, who I'm following and who follows me, page views, and how I promote my hubs, particularly my poems. I hope this helps.
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