Who changes the summary

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  1. Charlu profile image79
    Charluposted 7 years ago

    I have noticed lately while checking on my hub ranking that my summaries are changed.  I was wondering who did that and why? Normally I use several keywords in that summary knowing that's what Google is looking for.

    I was just wondering if anybody knew. Today my summary was somebodies comment. I mean it was a nice comment but I was a little confused. 

    Thank you and Happy Early Easter!!!!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The exact same thing has happened to me. As to why google goes plucking out comments to use as the summary, I have absolutely no idea. The Google mind is sometimes unfathomableā€¦smile

    2. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Google will pull the summary from somewhere from the page - it's nothing to do with HP. It might be the unique description you write in the summary box or it might not be. There's nothing you can do about it unfortunately.

  2. Charlu profile image79
    Charluposted 7 years ago

    Thank you paradigm. I guess some things are just left to the endless brain waves of the  google universe smile I still find it rather odd  Oh well......  Thanks

  3. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    I know the summary capsule shows up when I write a new hub, but I wonder if I can edit or write a summary for an established hub... I've tried to locate it and can't.anyone have the answer?

    1. viking305 profile image92
      viking305posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Go to whatever hub you want to change and click on edit.  On the right you will see your capsules options.  Just below this box are the options as follows:

      Reorder tags settings summary group help

      Click on Summary.  This will open your summary box.  If you have not already done the summary manually you will have to un tick the tiny box.  Then just type in what you want.  When you are happy with it click on the Done editing on your hub.  Your new summary is now set

      1. Stacie L profile image92
        Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        well thanks a lot! I never noticed that before and don't know why I didn't see it until you pointed that out..I just changed a few...I hope it's not a waste of time. LOL

  4. Charlu profile image79
    Charluposted 7 years ago

    Good questions Good info

    Viking do you know why anyone or google would change the summary once we had already set it?

    Thank you

    1. viking305 profile image92
      viking305posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I went back to some of my hubs when I read your post.  Thankfully none of my summaries have been changed. 

      I was not aware that this could happen because it is our own hubs where the summary is located and therefore I did presume it was only us as the authors that could change it.

      So really I do not have any idea either who would be capable of changing the summaries or why.  Hopefully you will get an answer from another hubber because I am very curious to find out myself.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Google does not alter anything in your hub!!! smile

  6. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    However, they do appear to often ignore the hub summary. Instead, they will choose (apparently randomly smile ) text else ware in you hub and use that as their index summary.

    1. Rosie2010 profile image72
      Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've noticed that too.. sometimes the summary chosen by google is almost in the middle of my hub, even when "I think" a better summary for the term being search is right on top.  It just didn't make sense.

  7. Charlu profile image79
    Charluposted 7 years ago

    Does HP do it?

    Have you checked out the new word count and other link assistance we have now?  How sweet is that.

    Thanks paradigm

  8. mdlawyer profile image38
    mdlawyerposted 7 years ago

    We are not at liberty to choose even our own summary.

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If were not at liberty to change it then why does it have a place to do exactly that?  I "usually" try to put in my summary but even when I don't "usually" they take the first two or three lines so I know that needs to be something catchy to get everyone's attention.  Lately they have been all over the place, the middle. from comments, etc.   It just peaked my curiosity (not hard to do) as to who does it and why,  Thanks for all the info so far. 
      Does HP ever put something in, because sometimes it references other hubs   I know I saw one that did that, it was like a group listing  Now I'm really curious   Now I need to search and find it  Thanks guys

  9. Charlu profile image79
    Charluposted 7 years ago

    Thank you Susanana, Paradigm, Midlawyer, Rosie and everybody I guess that settles that  Thanks for all your help now I shall go write. 

    Sorry I could have sworn there was one of my hubs awhile ago that had several hubs listed (maybe it was somewhere else ooops)

    Thanks again everybody and Happy EASTER!!!!


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