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 Failure to provide a summary will not cause your hub to be unpublished.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 6 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On Answers, someone said 2000 hubs were unpublished for lack of a summary?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 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 SmartAndFun 6 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 Mary Hyatt 6 years ago
How come after I type in a summary, it disappears! After I publish, sometimes there will be that tiny little "A" that tells me there is no summary. I KNOW I did it. What am I doing wrong? After doing the summary, I see no "save" button. Anybody????
by Aficionada 8 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 Karan Karjivkar 5 months ago
Hi,Is it necessary to add summary in your article.I don't mind to write summary but there are only 140-170 characters you can add which are very less.I never seen any summary in other's articles.Are they visible in articles or there are just tags.Please explain, I am little confused about...
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