This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-8 of 8 discussions (15 posts)

Anyone ever notice if they get more traffic with a summary or more traffic witho

  1. viveresperando profile image74
    viveresperandoposted 5 years ago

    Anyone ever notice if they get more traffic with a summary or more traffic without a summary?

    Have you ever taken the time to compare and try to evaluate if a summary by the system generates more traffic or one that you write your own generates more traffic?

  2. Novel Treasure profile image88
    Novel Treasureposted 5 years ago

    I haven't actually done any comparisons, but I think about what articles I would click on when I'm searching. If they don't have a summary of what they are on 9/10 it's a spam article or a link to other links. It seems that those that actually have a summary are actually articles, not just a bunch of links to other links. At least in my experience when I'm searching.

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are so correct, I realize when I do a search; I quickly check out any summary information to see which one I click on first!  Thank you for your time.

  3. CZCZCZ profile image84
    CZCZCZposted 5 years ago

    I have not done a comparison, but believe a summary is critical.  It helps with your search rankings, as well as being a better way to showcase your article in the first sentence or two under the search result. I would take the time to complete a summary of each hub.

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Going to have to edit all my hubs and write a summary, did not realize how important this was.  Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  4. austinhealy profile image74
    austinhealyposted 5 years ago

    When I first started publishing hubs on Hubpages, I didn't see the necessity of using the summary feature. Then I read a post by someone who said that it had increased her views tremendously. So I tried it and I have to say. it works. I can't explain why but it just does, so now everything new I publish has a short summary.

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for letting me know, apparently it does help.  It is nice to hear that it improved your views/traffic.  Very encouraging to hear.

  5. Rosana Modugno profile image84
    Rosana Modugnoposted 5 years ago

    I have not compared but I know the more you write about your article, will mean more traffic.  Summary triggers more finds on searches.  It's a numbers game.  The more you put out, the more you receive.  Well, in writing articles, I mean.  lol

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your time.

  6. Rock_nj profile image93
    Rock_njposted 5 years ago

    You should get more traffic with a summary, because in some search engine results, the summary is what is displayed, and if it isn't there, some people may not click the link.  It's a good idea to write an enticing summary to get people to click.

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That makes so much sense, thank you!

  7. Goody5 profile image67
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    I've never really made a comparison between having a summary, and not having one. However thanks to your question, I'm now going to definitely look into the matter.  smile

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile Apparently others have noticed an increase when they started doing summaries.  I will see if I do see an increase.

  8. Barbara Kay profile image93
    Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago

    I didn't use a summary for a long time. When I did, I suddenly got much more traffic and the traffic has continued.

    1. viveresperando profile image74
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great to know thanks!

 
working