On my account I noticed a "A" after all my hubs. What is that all about? I have never sean it before.
You can either read the other 6 threads about it or you can scroll down to the bottom of your list and see.
I've got it, sorry. I'd better start working at my summaries...
No, it is optional. Although a good summary gets you traffic
The summary acts as a meta description for your individual hub. Google still loves meta description.
If you do a good summary, you might get more traffic. In the past, the summary was the beginning of your hub. When I have updated my summary, it got picked up by Google.
I'm too lazy to go back over 200 hubs and put summaries in them.
Great attitude. . .why bother. . .lazy is a good thing when you are working at creating quality hubs. .
hi go to the hub that needs a summary - click edit - look to the right panel that has category, summary etc.
Now in the summary, a box opens for you to type your summary in; it offers a suggestion that you limit the summary to a sentence or two.
Why is a summary important? It may be that this is the part of your hub that will appear in the search engine results next to the title. In that case it is your 'pitch' or 'hook' to get someone to visit your page.
Others on the multiple threads on summaries are saying it is also your meta-tag.
There are times when the summary is not what appears in the search engine result, not sure what determines that.
A summary is optional but you might get extra traffic from them.
Don't feel lazy - you don't have to do them at once. 5 hubs per day is a great start!
Stop with the knee jerk reactions. There is no requirement that you 'have' to do anything. It is merely a new feature letting you know that your hubs are missing a summary.
I haven't fully checked yet, but the first few lines of each newly made hub were included in the summary section when creating a hub.
Its a good thing people, not something you need to action NOW.
What a shame. I thought the A stood for Awesome. It was good while it lasted
I've got A's on every hub too.
Looks like one more thing to put on my to-do-list.
Does anyone know how much of a benefit there is from adding summaries?
Thought that I was back in school getting straight A's. The euphoric feeling lasted only until I found out what it meant. If it will bring in more traffic, guess it is worth it!
i noticed that too. if you go down to the bottom where there's a little key, there's a sneaky faded A which says that it represents hubs that don't have a summary.
In hubs A stands for the "Summary" of Your articles, Which you published in hubpages.
I added summaries in a separate text capsule and titled it Summary yesterday to about 5 of my hubs. The A's are still showing up today. Wonder how long it takes to register the change?
Peggy W, you have to go into EDIT on each hub, then click on the Summary tab (next to TAGS), then type in the summary, then click "Done Editing". Done this way, the "A" goes away immediately. :-)
Aha! I just reread 2uesday's comment and realized that one needs to follow that advice to type in a summary. Using a text capsule does not work. Now...back to work! The summary one uses does not appear anywhere in the body of the hub. Guess it goes off somewhere in the neverland to google to see and utilize?
by Jamie Brock 5 years ago
Is anyone else afraid of adding summaries to their hubs?In general, my hubs that have a summary do not do as well as my hubs that do not have a summary. All of my best hubs do not have summaries. I know it is suggested to add a summary to every hub but this makes me afraid...
by Mary Hyatt 8 years ago
It is so tough for me to write a summary and keep it within the word limit. When you reach the limit, that's it....I see other summaries that are quite lengthy when I see other Hubs. Is there a "work around"?
by Suzanne Day 8 years ago
Just a suggestion. The add → text which appears in the description field has appeared on my hub summaries, even though I have put text in. This involves me having to go back and edit all the hubs again. Is it possible to make add → text disappear as soon as something is written in the field?
by Melanie Palen 10 years ago
I'd only recently found out about the summary feature on hubs a few weeks or months back. I have added summaries to a number of hubs and it seems to help their hubscore immediately and SERPs after about two weeks or so.Anyway, not all of my hubs have summaries and I don't really know, at this...
by jfay2011 10 years ago
what does it mean when it says my hubs are missing summary? Don't figure that out.
by Chuck Bluestein 10 years ago
So where do you put the summaries?
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