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 Mary Hyatt 5 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 Jamie Brock 2 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 jfay2011 7 years ago
what does it mean when it says my hubs are missing summary? Don't figure that out.
by lemonkerdz 5 years ago
Anyone noticed Hubs changes & limited summary characters permitted?Looks like Hub pages has made some more changes and now have reduced the amount of letters you can use in the summary of your hubs. is this good or bad?
by Pam Irie 4 years ago
Yesterday, I edited 11 transferred lenses. Editing "box" in upper right hand corner of hub suggested I write a summary which I did. However, upon clicking "DONE EDITING", when you view the hub there is no summary showing though the summary is plainly visible in edit mode.For an...
by Audrey Selig 6 years ago
I asked this question in Q & A, and the hubber told me to report it. I have written two hubs since I changed to the new profile page. Neither hub has the summary. The indexing took a long time. When they finally appeared, both used sentences from the beginning of my hubs. When Google crawls the...
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