I used to put the same summary and title (small excerpts) to all my related hubs (and other sharing sites like RedGage etc.). Is this correct?
I don't know for sure, but, just to be safe, I always change them just a little.
From a reader's perspective that seems duplicative and not helpful. The description is meant to be a 1-2 sentence blurb expanding on and clarifying the title, in case I wasn't quite sure what your title meant or hadn't yet been convinced your article is worth my time and attention. Repeating the same thing twice doesn't seem helpful, and might even make me start to wonder if you were a human being or not. So yes, where both the description and title are displayed I suspect you'd probably be penalized for that by the humans reading your duplicative description when deciding wether to read your Hub.
I may be wrong, but I think that Mellonyy meant that the same title and the same description was used in both HP and sites like RedGage. Not that the title was repeated in the description.
Can you clarify what you mean?
If you're using the same or similar titles across related Hubs (e.g. How to Groom Dogs: Shampooing, How to Groom Dogs: Brushing, etc), Google doesn't like that and will penalize you for it.
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