What I wish I’d learned sooner

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  1. lbrummer profile image96
    lbrummerposted 4 years ago

    I’d like to hear what you wish you had learned sooner, and know now, that would have made editing your hubs more productive.
    Has anyone else noticed how important the summary of an article and the first couple of sentences in the article are for ranking in searches?  It appears to me that sometimes the summary (which isn’t shown publicly in the article) shows in the searches, and sometimes it’s the first couple of sentences in the article.  So, it looks to me, it’s equally as important to use keywords in both the summary and the first sentences.
    Feel free to agree or disagreed with the statements made.  I’m looking forward to learning ways to make editing worth the time it takes.

    1. peachpurple profile image80
      peachpurpleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      yes i agree that the summary helps to get to the front page of google

    2. profile image0
      Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The summery can be seen on your profile page
      I've heard that Google sees the summery, title and article text as keywords
      If/Since this is true, putting them again in your summery may just be extraneous

  2. shellys-space profile image60
    shellys-spaceposted 4 years ago


    I agree with you that both the summary and first sentences are a big help to get on search engines. I really need to do some updating on my summaries.

  3. SheilaSchnauzies profile image77
    SheilaSchnauziesposted 4 years ago

    I totally agree. I have been adding a summary to each transferred lens-now-hub I edit. I have to say I'm very surprised (in a good way!) at how my traffic has improved being here!!

    1. dougwest1 profile image93
      dougwest1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I guess I don't understand where to add the Summary to my Hubs. I read your good article "Sheina Marie & Me..." and didn't see a Summary block. Obviously, I am missing something?? Please advise.

      1. lbrummer profile image96
        lbrummerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I think you were asking Sheila this question but, in case she doesn't see it, the summary is put in the very first box when your hub is in the Edit mode.  There is a limit to the number of letters that can be written in the box.

        1. dougwest1 profile image93
          dougwest1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the reply. I now understand and I have been putting a sentence about the article in this box.

          1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image77
            SheilaSchnauziesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Hi Doug sorry I haven't been on here in a few days and missed your question! Glad you were able to get it answered!!

  4. Blackspaniel1 profile image79
    Blackspaniel1posted 4 years ago

    I came in from Squidoo, and it took some time before I figured out how to get an image on half screen as though it is part of the text.  This includes Amazon and eBay.


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