I just discovered hat my Hub Page summaries are empty, is this a bad thing? I have just added a summary to include keywords. Will not having a summary cost me traffic or Google attention?
That appears to be the way things work now. If they are empty, you could manually add them. Whether this is necessary is debatable: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/74822
Arguably, customized summaries tend to work best, here is a recent discussion on that: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/75352
I noticed recently when creating a links capsule that no summaries appeared, which was unfortunate.
Thanks website for sharing those links - looks like I am going to need to write something additional then
I have added summaries to my hubs and have seen a significant traffic spike, although from initial impressions this seems to be purely Hubage generated..
Anyway I found this help topic
"How long should it be? We typically suggest it should be 2-4 sentences in length, which works out to about 25 words or 150-160 characters, including spaces. Anything longer than this will generally be ignored by HubPages and other search engines and Web services that make use of it."
by PaulaHenry15 years ago
I dont no if its a fluke, but I put summaries on a handful of Hubs this morning, checked again a minute ago and I have visitors!!! Definite increase in views. So my conclusion, summaries are good!
by schoolgirlforreal5 years ago
I have 53 left out of 177!I never knew we were to write summaries!
by Raye2 years ago
Please do something to the filters so that Hub summaries as graphically-cluttered as the below can be found. This can't be helping.
by thoughthole5 years ago
My goodness, I have read oh so many forums trying to figure out why my once flourishing hubs suddenly took a devastating nosedive. I have learned a lot from others comments & shared experience. I have also...
by Daniel4 years ago
Good job hubpages! Tell all your authors to write 3 sentence summaries about their hubs. Then use these summaries for meta descriptions in the actual webpages. Stupid. I bet hubpages has millions of pages with meta...
by Melanie Shebel6 years ago
I'd only recently found out about the summary feature on hubs a few weeks or months back. I have added summaries to a number of hubs and it seems to help their hubscore immediately and SERPs after about two weeks or...
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