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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adding the summary will increase the traffic for search engine view. Use only keywords in the summary tab and keep it simple.
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.
by Helen Cater 9 years ago
This is a topic that will help lots of people. We all tinker with our hubs now and then. What is the best thing you changed on your hub that resulted in more traffic?
by Jamie Brock 3 years ago
Is anyone else afraid of adding summaries to their hubs?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...
by lemonkerdz 6 years ago
Anyone noticed Hubs changes & limited summary characters permitted?Looks like Hub pages has made some more changes and now have reduced the amount of letters you can use in the summary of your hubs. is this good or bad?
by Michael Ward 7 years ago
Has anyone else noticed their traffic suddenly and sharply increase today?One of my hubs was originally getting close to a hundred views a day for a while last week. About friday it started decreasing down to fifteen views a day max, and now it's back up to around fifty views today. Is anyone else...
by Mary Hyatt 6 years ago
It is so tough for me to write a summary and keep it within the word limit. When you reach the limit, that's it....I see other summaries that are quite lengthy when I see other Hubs. Is there a "work around"?
by thoughthole 7 years ago
My goodness, I have read oh so many forums trying to figure out why my once flourishing hubs suddenly took a devastating nosedive. I have learned a lot from others comments & shared experience. I have also recognized that there seems to potentially be a number of possible reasons why many hubs...
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