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Why is there an 'A' next to all my Hubs in 'my account'?

  1. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    Is my grade school teacher going through all my hubs? Am I getting A for effort? or is it a glitch!?!

    1. DoTheMath profile image84
      DoTheMathposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's because you're missing summaries.  See the codes on your account page.

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oooooo Noooooooo ! I just saw that.......I have hundreds of Hubs without a summary.....guess what I'm doing for the next six weeks.

    2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, three forum topics on the same thing in 30 seconds... we are an observant little bunch.  Means missing summary.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If you scroll to the bottom you will see those are hubs without summaries. I notice i have a few too.

    3. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago

      Yikes ,Ive got 4 so far!

      Thought I had 4 excellent hubs lol

      So,boy its been a while , do we just write the summary as a paragraph in a new text capsule?


      P.S The 'A' is difficult to see HP team.

    4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

      I am sure some of those did have summaries at one time or another

    5. Lisa HW profile image81
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

      I just saw that and am incredibly thankful to see it.  Sometime awhile ago all the automatic summaries were wiped out, and I was left with "tons" of Hubs to write my own summaries on.  (I'd only done that sometimes and on some Hubs before.)  I got through about 40 of them one morning, but then I just got sick of it and figured I'd go back to it another time.  Since then, I've pretty much forgotten which ones I'd gotten through (and now they've all shifted in their places on the list).  So, great!  I'm happy with that gray A.   The only way I even knew that summaries had been wiped out was that Izzy mentioned it in the forums.  (Who goes looking for summaries when they think they're all there already?   hmm  )

      1. The Reminder profile image67
        The Reminderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What exactly is a summary in a hub?

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It is a summary of your hub... It gets posted on Google and other search engines.

          1. SimeyC profile image89
            SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Having looked on Google today as I investigated the 'surge' in traffic - I noticed that while google will take a 'snapshot' summary it's not always the first paragraph of the Hub - I'd already decided to take a look at all of my hubs - this does make it a lot easier for me!

          2. The Reminder profile image67
            The Reminderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks. My traffic might go up now.

        2. Lisa HW profile image81
          Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If you got to "edit" for your Hub there's the gray box off the right-hand side that shows things like tags, etc.  Across the top of the one of the boxes, in blue, there's different things you can click.  "summary" is one of them.

          If you click that you'll see that  your Hub either has a summary or doesn't.  If it doesn't you need to write a little summary to any one who sees the Hub in a search know what the Hub is.  The summary is the first thing people will see, so it should be be well written and easy to understand (within the space allowed for a brief summary).

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
            Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Lisa.

            Its funny I used to do that in the beginning and also I notice that one now that doesnt have a summary also is showing 2 red arrows..go figure huh.

     
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