In general, my hubs that have a summary do not do as well as my hubs that do not have a summary. All of my best hubs do not have summaries. I know it is suggested to add a summary to every hub but this makes me afraid to. Is anyone else having this experience?
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Thanks Sherry.. This is exactly what I have been thinking:) I need to go through and look at the first paragraph of my hubs and see which hubs need one and which ones don't.
Google displays the summary if the key phrase is found within the summary (which is displayed as the META description), so key phrases in summaries are a good idea. You don't get better rank in the results, but you do get better click through rate.
I suppose I just need to go through and improve the summaries then on the hubs that have them. It's just funny that my hubs with NO summary are all my top hubs- that's why I really don't want to add one to those.
Claudia, I'm sorry! I hope I haven't discouraged you...If your hubs are doing okay, I wouldn't take the summaries off just because of this question.. I just wanted to know if others experienced it.
Yes, this makes a lot of sense to me. Perhaps I have not mastered writing a good summary yet. Right now, I am better off not adding one at all than adding one that is so-so. This is what I figured may be going on with it. Thanks for the reply!
Glad I wasn't the only one who had this going on :)
Thank you for the reply :)
Congrats on your perfect score of 100 right now!
It is just something that I notice when I look at my list of hubs.. My top 10 hubs hardly ever have a summary and the ones that do have a summary end up with a hubscore of 70's and below.
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For some reason, I have trouble coming up with them :0/
I thought the same, Arlene. I thought it was mandated to write one for each hub. If you look on your profile, they flag those without a summary as well. Didn't know that they would write one for you.. they may do a better job on it for me.
It's that easy, Jamie. Pretend you are answering someone who is asking you what your Hub is about. Like, "Are your canning jars lining up in your home like armies of soldiers? Here are some ways to put those canning jars to use!"
Arlene, they seem easy to do. I just don't understand why my hubs that HAVE summaries do not do as well as others that do not have them. I have been watching this trend over the past year on my hubs. Maybe I just need to write better summaries.
They will not write one for you. If it does not have a summary written, they will just use the first 120 characters of your hub. The first paragraph will be your summary. Sometimes that will not cover the different aspects of your hub.