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Should I have a Summary?


I rarely ever really do a summary, mainly because I don't think about it. But when I have gone to do one, I find that it doesn't flow well to the Hub, and it just seems to make for an awkward introduction. However, as I was writing the first section to a hub, I noticed some movement to the right and saw a tip suggesting how long my summary should be, with a warning below it saying that my hub was at risk of being labeled "substandard". I've never come across this. I'm wondering if this is just because I have yet to put any more sections to the hub or a pic up yet or what.

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Joan Whetzel (joanwz) says

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somethgblue says

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    Insane Mundane 4 years ago

    Ever heard of Meta tags? What you speak about only applies here, with the automated summary popping up via your link capsule. Your first sentence is false in every other aspect of the Web, when speaking about organic linking & SEO & non-aut


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    somethgblue 4 years ago

    I agree 100% and often do the same thing while researching articles, I have found the articles that have a summary are more often than not written much better!

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    Steven Pearson (mattforte) 4 years ago

    Yes, Google will automatically grab text and create a summary for you. However, creating a good summary with your target keywords will help to increase your rankings.


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    somethgblue 4 years ago

    Maybe if you wrote a summary folks would take you articles more seriously?

    Just saying . . . it sucks to have to try and figure out which link to pick but with a summary it is a lot easier!

    perhaps you're being left behind, so sad!


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