Has anyone noticed an increase in traffic after adding a "summary" ?

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  1. danielleantosz profile image70
    danielleantoszposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone noticed an increase in traffic after adding a "summary" ?

    I tried adding summary to a few of my most visited hubs and a few of my least visited hubs to see if there is any benefit from having summaries. What have you guys experienced?

  2. BaliMermaid profile image58
    BaliMermaidposted 7 years ago

    The reason for the so-called summary is clear. Most search engines use that text as what YOU want the short description of your hub to be, when see in search results. It only makes sense that if you write a good summary that has the main keyword or keywords for your hub you will get more traffic.

  3. whoisbid profile image64
    whoisbidposted 7 years ago

    I have not tried it but it it is true that we have to do "seo" for our Hubs to get noticed then I think something is wrong with the Panda Update don't you? Everyone will worry more about seo than about writing great blogs (in fact this is what is going on) and Is not the "good theme" to "write well" and you will be noticed? Oh? What is going on in the world of the search engines and their ranking criteria?

    We are worried about tags, bounce rate, repeating keywords, linking out to rich source and informative low PR websites etc etc etc
    I honestly feel that things have gotten far worse after Panda and the whole thing is a mess. I don't think we should give up because if we do enough work then maybe we will hit the jackpot with one of our pages. Maybe we have to write far more pages so that we have more playing chips for this jackpot.

    I have a site somewhere and I did an experiment to reduce the amount of text to 1/3 of what it normally should be and I found that it is ranking high for many keywords. There is the question now of "how many words should be contained in a page?" .. I have a hunch .. People might want to investigate this ...
    Do you notice that a ton of Youtube videos get incredibly high ranked in the SERPS and if you go to those video pages (which are webpages) then you might notice there is hardly any text (if at all)  Youtube is a Page Rank 9 Website and that is probably why. The problem is that not every blogger wants to be a Vlogger.

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    Poetic Foolposted 7 years ago

    I can't say that I have but I'm not sure if enough time has passed since I started adding summaries.  Google's spiders crawl the web indexing sites and they visit sites with more dynamic content more frequently.  They also learn which sites have more static content and visit them less frequently.  So summaries added to such sites may time more time to be re-indexed and possibly see increased traffic.

    I added summaries to only some of my hubs to see if it seems to make a difference.  For me, the jury is still out.

  5. Phil The Gain profile image64
    Phil The Gainposted 7 years ago

    Yep, not on all of my hubs but on certain hubs my daily views have gone up over 300%.  On the keyword rich summaries not so good but the excited grab your attention summaries very good.

  6. profile image49
    fxfrogposted 7 years ago

    Adding the summary will increase the traffic for search engine view. Use only keywords in the summary tab and keep it simple.

  7. Drtruthman profile image78
    Drtruthmanposted 7 years ago

    Summaries are definitely helpful; especially if you are using Social Network redistribution sights like DIGG, Stumbleupon, Posterous, etc. These sites automatically gobble up with their web crawlers your summary along with your tags which will result in a higher search ranking and draw traffic back to your site.


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