Should you use hub summary at beginning of article as Google not being consistent?
If Google uses the first few sentences of article and they aren't as good as summary, article will never be on page one, no matter how good the article might be.
There is a separate "summary" tab where you should write your summary. That summary would be the summary Google will use. If you leave that tab blank, then Google will use the first few sentences of your article.
I had a summary, and they did not use it. That is what I mean by inconsistency.
I see what you mean. I've just noticed same thing with some of my hub. What I do, I use my main keyword in the first sentence of the hub. This way Google will see it, even if it doesn't use summary.
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