Summary of hub. How should I write?

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  1. peachpurple profile image84
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    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?

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. peachpurple profile image84
      peachpurpleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks. Will take note

  3. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. peachpurple profile image84
      peachpurpleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks vy much

  4. WalterPoon profile image77
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. peachpurple profile image84
      peachpurpleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @walter
      Thanks for the loooooong explaination. Caught the ball.

    2. WalterPoon profile image77
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very long-winded, is it?

 
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