Summary of hub. How should I write?
Should I write just the keywords for example if my hub is about flowers; should I just key in: flowers, paper flowers, fabric flowers, how to grow flowers, etc or should I write a short sentence with the keywords? Can I repeat the same sentence that I had written in the hub in summary hub?
The summary should include keywords, but it should be a sentence or two (or three) that explains to the reader who comes across it on a search engine what the article is about. Make it inviting so that the reader knows that your article has the information he is looking for.
The summary will be seen by human readers searching Google, just below your hub title. Make sure that the first 150-160 characters are exciting, enticing, accurate prose that will make your reader want to click on the link and read more. That is much more important than keyword-stuffing.
Peachpurple, if you understand what the "summary" is for and why HubPages limits it to 200 characters, then you will know what to write.
When you are searching for something in Google, Google will display a list of websites in its search pages. The "summary" (technically called the "meta-description") will be displayed under each Google search result (or any other search results such as Yahoo, if you are using Yahoo Search). It is usually between 150-160 characters but I don't know why HubPages decides to use 200. Different search engines allow different length and I suppose HubPages choose the longest so that search engines would just cut off the 'extra' words.
I am not too sure whether you need to overemphasize keywords in the "summary" because there is another feature called "meta-keywords", which is still used by some search engines. Google, however, has decided not to use it because of too much abuse. Most important is that for the summary, you write 200 characters that will generate enough interest for people to want to visit your hub when they see it in the search pages.
I believe the search engine ranking of your hub depends a lot on the relevance of your hub's content and your hub traffic, rather than on the summary. So it's a chicken-and-egg story... low traffic, low ranking!
by Laurel Rogers 5 years ago
I have been here on HP over 3 years, and still don't fully comprehend the concept! I get that they are words and/or phrases that reflect the content of your article, aren't tags, and that they're not to be 'stuffed'. Apparently I have some block to this, since some of my articles have...
by Laura Rash 6 years ago
OK - I've tried google and yahoo and even when I type in my exact hub title I'm not finding it ANYWHERE!Why and how can I correct this so I can earn money?I have tags built in and everything... not too sure what I'm missing and need some help please.
by Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago
When I first started writing at HubPages I was under the impression that one should make the url and the first title of their hub the same.So my question now is: When trying to write the url for maximum traffic, how much should you really deviate on the main title? Or does it even matter if the key...
by Ethan Green 6 years ago
I've read a lot about the importance of doing keyword research, but then you also get the impression that to really do that research properly can take a long time unless you get lucky early on or really know what you are doing. So I wonder, with some people pumping out huge amounts of hubs, are...
by Whikat 7 years ago
I hope someone can help answer this question for me. I wrote a hub, I picked the keywords very carefully, I wrote my first paragraph very carefully to attract the audience I wanted. I wrote a full header description. I go to see where my hub ended up after a few days and instead of...
by Brupie 7 years ago
I joined hub pages six months ago, but didn't publish my first hub until about 6 weeks ago. I worked hard on them, am sure they are better written than many, but the traffic isn't there. Suggestions?
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