Where does the summary go???? Who sees it????? I always write one, but does it just float around in cyberspace somewhere???Thanks.
It should appear under the title of your hub in google results for the search. If that makes any sense?
Yes it does - if you don't put a summary, Google will often pick up a random part of your hub, that can include an ebay module or amazon module - adding the summary ensures that the searcher sees something relevant!
Even with the summary Google picks up Amazon titles and lines in which the keywords appear. But with a keyword rich summary your hubs have a higher chance of being picked up and thrown up higher in a search result.
But where do the summaries GO?? I had written summaries for a few hubs but they are still showing A and the summaries are not there.. anyone else with this problem ??
Sofs: there's a new summary section when you edit - on the right with the 'tags' etc. If you entered the summary in the old version then these have disappeared and you have to re-enter again! (It's a pain - I still have about 200 to go) - but as far as I can tell, this summary is reported exactly on Google with no annoying 'ads' - it seems to be the same (or similar) to the SEO description you can add on WP.
Simey.. I was so lazy that I did not have any summaries earlier in the older version... I was asking about the new version. I still have some 75+ summaries to go LOL
It is only in the recent days that I have noticed that Google picks up random sentences for a keyword and throws it up on a search... I remember there was a thread a few days ago on that..
Me too LOL!
I've had no problem updating the Summary - in fact just updated 10 a few seconds ago! I noticed on one of my 'niche' hubs that the description was 'terrible' - then when I updated the Summary, and waited a few days (I may have had to clear the cache?) - the new and improved description was showing...
I think the problem may be that Google will often show a cached version of the description so a refresh may help....not sure of course with the way Google seems to change daily (hourly!).
BTW what I do is force myself to update 30 hubs a day - it also gives me a chance to delete the horrible Amazon Ads I had been placing at the bottom of each Hub....
I've only been on HP a short time, and have not updated any summaries. Do you think I should. Thanks.
by SmartAndFun5 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 Raye2 years 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 Jean Bakula5 years ago
All of my 82 hubs are marked with this. Do I have to write a summary for all of them? I never heard of this. Isn't the first sentence available, or a few more lines if you set it that way? If I have to do this, how long...
by Johanna Anderson5 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 Loraine Brummer2 weeks 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 Wesman Todd Shaw6 years ago
I'm finding that the Custom Summaries do improve traffic as they were said to do.I want to know, however, from the folks who do get good traffic on their good hubs still, that recently created a custom summary - how...
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