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My Hub Page summaries are empty??

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    johndwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    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?

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    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.

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      johndwilliamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks website for sharing those links - looks like I am going to need to write something additional then

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        johndwilliamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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."

 
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