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What is the "A" for??????

  1. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    On my account I noticed a "A" after all my hubs. What is that all about? I have never sean it before.

    1. craftdrawer profile image70
      craftdrawerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Look at the bottom of the page for a description it stands for "Missing Summary" which is something new to HubPages.  I thought there was a summary on all my Hubs - I had to go and re-add them to each and every one.

  2. Len Cannon profile image89
    Len Cannonposted 6 years ago

    adultery

    REPENT HESTER

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    You can either read the other 6 threads about it or you can scroll down to the bottom of your list and see.

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ... lols ...

    2. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh when I got on, I looked on the first page to see if there was any questions about "A" and didnt see any untill I posted this then looked again....lol

  4. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Looks like I need a summery on EVERY hub. WOW

    1. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Summary of what? My sins?

  5. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    I've got it, sorry. I'd better start working at my summaries... http://www.pic4ever.com/images/sigh.gif

  6. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    A is for awesome! Boy I have a lot of work to do. lolololo big_smile

    1. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I wish I could borrow some time from somebody... oh, well, I'll steal some, probably from myself as usual. big_smile

  7. Brie Hoffman profile image64
    Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years ago

    Do you "have" to do this..what a pain in the ass!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No, it is optional. Although a good summary gets you traffic

    2. profile image0
      Suramya.Kposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The summary acts as a meta description for your individual hub. Google still loves meta description.

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        What are you bothering telling her for? She says herself, she is too lazy to write them smile

        1. profile image0
          Suramya.Kposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I'm just convincing her. The summary option was already there for months - might have been overlooked.

  8. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Interesting....

  9. brakel2 profile image81
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image64
      Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm too lazy to go back over 200 hubs and put summaries in them.

      1. wavegirl22 profile image41
        wavegirl22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Great attitude. . .why bother. . .lazy is a good thing when you are working at creating quality hubs.  .

        1. manthy profile image76
          manthyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Can you tell me how to write a summary?

          1. 2uesday profile image81
            2uesdayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            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.

      2. profile image0
        Suramya.Kposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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!

  10. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    Folks,

    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.

    smile

  11. michifus profile image81
    michifusposted 6 years ago

    What a shame. I thought the A stood for Awesome. It was good while it lasted

  12. CarpetDiem profile image74
    CarpetDiemposted 6 years ago

    ughh...
    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?

  13. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 6 years ago

    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!

  14. ThompsonPen profile image80
    ThompsonPenposted 6 years ago

    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.

  15. Nicole 75 profile image56
    Nicole 75posted 6 years ago

    In hubs A stands for the "Summary" of Your articles, Which you published in hubpages.

  16. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. JamaGenee profile image81
      JamaGeneeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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. :-)

      1. Peggy W profile image94
        Peggy Wposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Just discovered that!  Thanks JamaGenee for confirming.  I've got LOTS of work to do!

  17. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 6 years ago

    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?

 
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