I rarely ever really do a summary, mainly because I don't think about it. But when I have gone to do one, I find that it doesn't flow well to the Hub, and it just seems to make for an awkward introduction. However, as I was writing the first section to a hub, I noticed some movement to the right and saw a tip suggesting how long my summary should be, with a warning below it saying that my hub was at risk of being labeled "substandard". I've never come across this. I'm wondering if this is just because I have yet to put any more sections to the hub or a pic up yet or what.
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Ever heard of Meta tags? What you speak about only applies here, with the automated summary popping up via your link capsule. Your first sentence is false in every other aspect of the Web, when speaking about organic linking & SEO & non-aut
OK perhaps it isn't entirely accurate but certainly applies to back links and it does help to have a summary. How many times have you come across links that just have tag words but then you'll come across links that at least have a sentence to go by
I agree 100% and often do the same thing while researching articles, I have found the articles that have a summary are more often than not written much better!
Yes, Google will automatically grab text and create a summary for you. However, creating a good summary with your target keywords will help to increase your rankings.
If you don't have the right content, your summary won't matter. I have looked at several SEO sites just to make sure, even a page from Matt Cutts, and it is well known that summaries are not a rank-boosting factor. It can help your CTR, at best...
Maybe if you wrote a summary folks would take you articles more seriously?
Just saying . . . it sucks to have to try and figure out which link to pick but with a summary it is a lot easier!
perhaps you're being left behind, so sad!
Being left behind? What is this, a pre-apocalypse via the SEO Rapture? LOL!
Just because a summary is hubpages language for meta title, does not mean said meta title is irrelevant. It's not about being an SEO guru...anybody who is anybody who knows about SEO at all knows you can't leave out the meta description.
Ha! That would be Meta Description... Well, anybody who is anybody (as you said, for whatever reason) knows that a summary is not one of the most important things you can do, although in your answer, you said it was, for some strange reason...
Yes, I meant meta description.
And false, anybody who is anybody knows that it is one of the most important things you can do. There is a reason it is in the wordpress SEO plugins.
The SEs don't value the silly, easy-to-write "summary" over the the Title and actual Content; duh! If that was the case, every spammer from India would be a total success!
You are correct. They don't value it higher.
But you are completely naive. Just because it isn't valued over those things, does not mean it is not valued. If the title and content were ALL that mattered, every spammer from India would be a success.
You must be naive of spammer tactics or else you wouldn't chatter about such inane things. Have you ever seen the content from "scraper" sites? Either you haven't even graduated High School or you have other problems...
Funny. I am scraping URLs with SB right now. I am very aware of such content, how it is made, and how it works. I'm done arguing with you.
It doesn't sound like you are very aware of such things, especially going by your last couple of comments...