Why the BIG-A requirement from HP?
I woke up to find an "A" beside all of my Hub titles.
I read the explanation and my head started spinning like the girl in Exorcist. I have over two years of Hubs (almost 100) and they cover diverse subjects from travel, RV ownership and maintenance, short stories, poems, photographic tours, recipes, health articles, etc. And, now, I have some unknown period of time to implement this seemingly important new search tool to aid Google's search engine. I mean, 2-3 sentences? A summary including critical Key words? Are they going to drop the actual key words? I mean, WHY TWO PLACES? Oh well,I didn't have anything to do this weekend anyway.
Well, you see, Don, somebody down at HubPages hired someone to work on the format of the site. That person apparently believes that the best way to have job security is to stay in a state of change which, as you point out, tends to piss people off to no end. This little step runs off of the Edit menu. If you go to edit, then look over at the area to the right of the body of your article, you will see "Settings, Summary, etc. If you click on "Summary" and write something like "A Poem on George Washington". The "A" beside that hub will go away. Now, you have just shy of 100 to do that same thing to. What value could this step serve other than to guarantee job security for the site editor...absolutely none! But you wait, keep ignoring those "A's" and you will be on the bad-boy list and probably will suffer some penalty in terms of your revenue stream or your hub score. You just wait! WB
There's a time frame I'm supposed to have those things done by? WTF?
I hadn't read that anywhere. The thing is that if you do not do a custom summary, then Google pulls the first couple sentences off the top text capsule to display next to the link in person's search results that display your content. . . . .
And if you have as weird a presentation style as I do - you could be talking about golf balls on the first sentence of a hub about Paris Hilton or something. . . .
So I, at least, would actually benefit some were I to take the time to do all of that soon. Two sentences would take care of it. One would probably suffice. I think everyone can see that I can just go on and on and on about anything. . . ..
WB - maybe you are right in your own way, but I guess you are little bit harsh on HP guys.
Basically all these tweaking are done to improve our individual pages rank in Google and in other search engines - better page rank - more page views - more page views - more chance to get clicks - more clicks - more money ....
And I think they have not mentioned it as mandatory or to be completed in some time frame or something. Take your time to complete it .....
HP has done lots and lots of work under the hood to make our life simpler - all they need is little bit co-operation from us - help them to help us further ....
Peace. All is well.
Look on the bright side. You have written close to 100 Hubs and this is a way you can spotlight them. At least we aren't ask to write a paragraph. If you can write about all these subjects in the first place, 2-3 sentences from you would be a walk in the park. I did my piddly 61 Hubs yesterday, and it didn't take a weekend. Trust me. You'll be out and about in no time. As one retiree to another. Jeez.
Yeah, I guess,but I think it is curious that over the last couple of months, i have had several hubs with new warnings about too many Keywords and now this? Curiouser and Curiouser!. And, really,am my worst enemy when it comes to looking at my own stuff. I am my worst critic,and I usually end up going into some level of "rewrite" mode. Oh well, to paraphrase, "the Goodle Gods giveth, and the Google Gods taketh away" . SIGH!
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