Why not limit the number of letters in the summary box so that we know if we are writing one that is too long? In finding some of my already written summaries on hubs added to other hubs, some of the last words were cut off. So I went back in and re-wrote the summary. This would save time and effort on our part. There is the 500 letter count...but that is obviously too long.
It's unknown whether or not a summary that cuts off on the search engines matters to the searcher.
If it's written to draw attention and it's too long for the search engine, then it running off into ....... at the end might actually work to your advantage, because it would draw the searcher into clicking the link to find out more.
If it's written to a specific length which is fully displayed to the searcher, then you run the risk of the searcher not being interested, because you gave them a complete summary of the contents and it ends in a single period, but if it's written interestingly enough they may click on the link to visit.
So, I don't know which is more beneficial.
by Marie Flint2 years ago
My email to Hub Pages' Team was sent 6/1/14 and read as follow:Dear Team:I have noticed that the entire summary for my hub article does not always show completely in the "featured" box under my profile page....
by schoolgirlforreal5 years ago
I have 53 left out of 177!I never knew we were to write summaries!
by Raye18 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 WriteAngled5 years ago
I've just noticed little As in my hub list, indicating which ones do not have summaries. That is REALLY useful!Thank you HP Team!
by HelpMeHarry5 years ago
I want to promote my Hubs by using the summary created in hubs and using the title I have on my hub.. the link on my blog will go directly to my Hub pages site. I am anxious to create more hubs and I want to stay in...
by Pam Irie2 years ago
Yesterday, I edited 11 transferred lenses. Editing "box" in upper right hand corner of hub suggested I write a summary which I did. However, upon clicking "DONE EDITING", when you view the hub there...
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