I have 53 left out of 177!
I never knew we were to write summaries!
Hundreds! But even with the ones I have already summarized, I am seeing an increase in viewings and also an increase in earned income. Lots of work left to do!!!
It's not a matter of being told you "have to" write unique summaries. Think about it this way...those summaries appear in Google searches and in other places. They are an opportunity to sell your Hub to the reader, who may have the attention span of a gnat. This is your opportunity to give a potential reader a reason to read your words.
It might take me 30 minutes to write that custom summary, depending on my frame of mind, but it's worth the effort. Also, Google will never pick up your unique summary as duplicate content.
I have about 70 or 80 more to write. I try to write at least one a day, but I've been a slacker lately. I am grateful for the little "A" written beside hubs missing summaries. At least I can track what I need to do now.
I had more than half (out of 48). Anyway, I wrote the summaries and noticed a significant rise in traffic.
I have done 2 summaries...only 92 more to go.
I didn't know we had to write summaries. But thank God I found that out sooner than later! I only have 7 to do! I reckon it must be easy. Just copying out a few key words from your hub and stuff. Will do that soon. Feeling lazy atm. T__T
I've written summaries for all of the hubs I've written! I finally finished the other day...over 200 of them. Now, instead of letting them pile up, I write one every time I publish a new hub.
Zero. I've already completed that task. I'm testing the ones I've written. Meaning, I'm waiting a period of time, before I change them, to see if being written differently would be better.
Hah! Like Cagsil, zero. I only had a handful that I carefully wrote the first paragraph to make a good summary; the rest I custom wrote when the hub was made.
Lucked out on this one.
I always wrote my own custom summaries. When the site changed to drop any automatically generated, I only had missed doing it for three out of 200 Hubs, and had those fixed in about ten minutes.
None. at. the. moment.
eventually, I will have them all done.... hopefully, a deadline will never be given.
Zero summaries to write.
I highly recommend that you compose hubpages summaries as the VERY FIRST words you write. A summary sets up your article for fast, simple reference in search engines.
Compose the summary and tags with mathematical obsessiveness.
ALWYS do this.
I agree with you, mostly. For some writers, the summary is what's written last, as well as the introduction. However, the point is to make sure that summary is included when you publish a Hub.
As for tags, HP will suggest some as you save your unpublished Hub or publish your Hub. Whether you want to use them is up to you. These are helpful hints, but you are best off analyzing your own text to single out tags. It doesn't hurt to let tags wait for HP suggestions or for your own reflection.
I have just received notification from AdSense that they will crawling all over my site prior to giving me final AdSense approval. It would seem to me now would be a good time to complete my summaries! Thanks for the Heads Up.
Zero. When my traffic dropped, and I looked at how Amazon products were oversaturating my hubs with keywords, at the same time, I wrote all the summaries. That was a lot of all-nighters!
When I wrote that the summary should be the FIRST words you write, I meant "the first words you TYPE" into the hubpages editor tool.
Of course, write a draft of your article first. This will give you the basis for the summary. But when you are ready to start typing your article into the publishing tool, type your summary first.
I assume that any good hubpages article starts with a handwritten or clipboard-typed draft first. For me, nothing goes into the publishing tool, until it is perfected in a plain-text word document that I then paste (in pieces) into my actual hubpages article.
I have about 65 out of my 122. I'm doing it one hub at a time (not pressuring myself). I think I'll have it finished by the end of this year .
I have a couple left that I'm not bothering with right now. Most of my hubs already had unique summaries so it didn't take me long to fix the others; there were about 20 without.
all hubs have summaries now - I just finished getting rid of my last "A" - never thought I would be trying to get rid of an A
I've lost track, but there still looks like a "ton" of them. I did about 40 in one sitting on morning. It was depressing to see how many were left after the time it took to write those. Then I've done some in batches of about 20 at one time or another. If I'm in the mood I'll do a few more. They're coming along but still kind of depressing. I imagine another couple of weeks of picking away at them might do it. (I have seen improvement in them after writing them, though.)
I feel lucky in a way, since I joined hubpages recently, I had only 27 hubs to write summaries for! All Done...
Live and learn, live and learn...nuts! Feeling stupid is not a good one.
I only have 108 more to write summaries for. With my traffic at the lowest point ever after the plunge, I'm really not feeling a strong urgency to write any. Last month I didn't have any and traffic was fine at least was ok.
I just went back to count my "A's". More depressing than I thought... :rolleye:
I had originally started tackling the summaries by groups by scores. After writing summaries, and with whatever else goes on, those groups shift, of course. So now, I'm looking at a whole other bunch of Hubs in each "scoring group". In any case, it's interesting to note that the 90's Hubs have fewer "A's". I did see some from each group go up to the next scoring group once they had summaries.
Anyway, depressing as it is to have counted now...
90's group: 5 need summaries.
80's group: 49 or 50 ()
70's group: 62 (plus or minus one or two because a sticking mouse) ( )
60's group: 10 (smaller group, but because I addressed them earlier some of those moved into the 70's group)
50's group (an unpublished few except for one that I kind of hate anyway): 1
I've kind of frozen (for now) because the few in the 90's that need summaries are a little more challenging than I feel like dealing with. I'm tempted to start tackling the 80's group because that could push more into the 90's group. Then again, I'm kind of OK with 80's and feel like the 70's ones need more immediate addressing. With those being, maybe, the biggest group I've already done a ton of those and seeing so many left is (again) depressing. Also, since I did the easiest-to-write ones first, I'm not left with the ones I passed by the first few times out, looking for the quickest/easiest ones to do. (Oh brother. It's dark and pouring-rain out today. I should have stayed away from this particular thread/subject until tomorrow. )
I've been including summaries since my very first hub almost two years ago. So I had no additional work to do. That summary box was always there.
But every once in a while, when I update an existing Hub, I also update the summary if it needs modification. That's important to keep in mind when you make changes, because the summary needs to relate to whatever was changed in the Hub.
I am continuing to do it piecemeal and still have a mountain of them to do...but am happy to report that the viewings and resulting income continues to rise.
by Loraine Brummer6 months ago
Which is the most important for search engine searches: the Hub summary or the first paragraph of the Hub? I thought the summary was most important, but I notice that sometimes searches show the first sentences in...
by Johanna Anderson4 years ago
I have published two hubs, and both of them have lost points for not having summaries. I'm not against writing a summary, if I can do it without simply being redundant. Would you be willing to critique these...
by thoughthole4 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 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 Doodlehead4 years ago
and it took me about 40 minutes. Someone on Hubpages said they write 3-4 articles PER HOUR! Is this really possible? 300 words each? Who does this? Can you do this?The article I...
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!
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