I just realize that a new requirement is to have a summary or abstract. Could you explain why? It appears that we now need to invest more time in summaries besides the articles.
It is not new nor is it a requirement. HP used to provide the summary by using the first few lines of a hub if the writer didn't write a custom one. They stopped that some weeks back, but it still not a requirement to write your own.
It may well be advantageous to provide a "hook" to gather readers, but it is not required.
Search engines sometimes displays summaries along with your titles. Failure to provide a summary will not cause your hub to be unpublished.
Thank you wilderness for clarifying. Thanks paradigmsearch too.
I wondered because with a new software implementation there is an letter indicating the lack of summary. I am aware that searches ask for an abstract and sometimes I provide one when submitting a link.
by againsttheodds4 years ago
On Answers, someone said 2000 hubs were unpublished for lack of a summary? Should I be concerned? My articles do fine without summaries.
by SmartAndFun4 years ago
Is this common? On the Google results page, just under the title of my hub, Goodle is using the first sentence of the hub instead of the summary. (Yes, the summary is there on the hub, I checked.) Are summaries just...
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 Raye21 months 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 Mary Hyatt4 years ago
How come after I type in a summary, it disappears! After I publish, sometimes there will be that tiny little "A" that tells me there is no summary. I KNOW I did it. What am I doing...
by ruthwalker2 years ago
Just wondering how many of you always write summaries for your hubs, or do you not bother with writing one? How important is it do you think? I think I would prefer to write my own summary but for some...
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