I just realize that a new requirement is to have a summary or abstract. Could you explain why? It appears that we now need to invest more time in summaries besides the articles.
It is not new nor is it a requirement. HP used to provide the summary by using the first few lines of a hub if the writer didn't write a custom one. They stopped that some weeks back, but it still not a requirement to write your own.
It may well be advantageous to provide a "hook" to gather readers, but it is not required.
Search engines sometimes displays summaries along with your titles. Failure to provide a summary will not cause your hub to be unpublished.
Thank you wilderness for clarifying. Thanks paradigmsearch too.
I wondered because with a new software implementation there is an letter indicating the lack of summary. I am aware that searches ask for an abstract and sometimes I provide one when submitting a link.
by againsttheodds 7 years ago
On Answers, someone said 2000 hubs were unpublished for lack of a summary? Should I be concerned? My articles do fine without summaries.
by Raye 4 years ago
Please do something to the filters so that Hub summaries as graphically-cluttered as the below can be found. This can't be helping.
by Aficionada 9 years ago
Just when I think I'm doing reasonably well at getting up to speed here, I see one more new thing - new to me, I mean - that looks like something I should have noticed when I first joined HP.Today, it's "customized summary" vs. "automated [or automatic?] summary." ...
by SmartAndFun 7 years ago
Is this common? On the Google results page, just under the title of my hub, Goodle is using the first sentence of the hub instead of the summary. (Yes, the summary is there on the hub, I checked.) Are summaries just wishful thinking on my part? Is this just more of Google playing hard to get and...
by Jamie Brock 3 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 ruthwalker 5 years ago
Just wondering how many of you always write summaries for your hubs, or do you not bother with writing one? How important is it do you think? I think I would prefer to write my own summary but for some reason my mind has drawn a bit of a blank as to what to write, sounds like it should...
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