Summary Character Limit Counter

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  1. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    It would be really nice if the Summary Ap had a Character Limit Counter like on twitter so you don't lose the latter part of your text when  "Done Editing", then have to go back to cut the text to the required limit.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image78
      galleryofgraceposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A summary only needs to be one or two brief sentences. More than that will probably be ignored by the search engines.

  2. Robin profile imageSTAFF
    Robinposted 7 years ago

    This is a great idea.  I put it in the que for our engineers.  Thanks!

    1. Sue Adams profile image94
      Sue Adamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Robin, I hope they can do it a.s.a.p.

  3. profile image47
    dandandeposted 7 years ago

    I like it!

  4. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Thank you Hub Team, you did it, and so quickly!

    1. ezhang profile imageSTAFF
      ezhangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Robin was harassing us with a whip in her hand......

  5. GmaGoldie profile image76
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    OMGosh!  This is fantastic!  Huge help!  Thank you very much for a great idea and speedy implementation!

  6. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I haven't checked this new feature out yet, seeing as it has only been implemented in the last few hours, but I would like to see a bigger box for the summary.

    I only discovered today while editing summaries, spelling errors within previously written ones.

    The box is too small. By the time you on your second sentence, the first has gone from vision and of course you think you typed it correctly.

    But if you didn't? You have just shown the world your inability to type, or spell, and lost who knows how many potential customers.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Izzy, you can make the box bigger on your own. Down in the right hand corner, place mouse and click, and pull. wink

      However, I like the counter, but it seems like it's too long? How long of summary is Google going to accept?

      I wrote summaries for all my hubs and it seemed as though anything longer than 200 characters wasn't pulled by Google. Not to mention, in the past we were told that Google would pull from the first paragraph and I found that to be a lie.

      I recently checked every one of my hubs against Google search engine to see what was pulled and I ran across some of my hubs having a description which was the second paragraph of the second text capsule?

      So, I'm getting fed up with the misinformation coming from all different sources. No wonder many others left. hmm

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks I never noticed the box size was moveable, that helps!

        In the past, Google did pull from the first paragraph as a summary, that is why I am having to re-do all mine now. I noticed this had changed not long after Panda struck.

        Without summaries, Google will pull what they perceive to be related text. Without a summary I have seen them pull an unrelated comment from the bottom of the hub!

        The summary box is also your meta description and completes your onpage SEO.

      2. Hello, hello, profile image57
        Hello, hello,posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Any idea where they have gone? My 380 hubs have dropped now down to 56 clicks a day. HP has over 9million clicks in 0.17 seconds. am I being hammered by the HP God? If so, then I want to know why? I have done a string of the summary capsule and after that it dropped to 56. Marcellous.

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Hello, Hello,

          I'm unsure. I'm not really qualified to answer your questions. There are simply too many variables to try to account for. I would suggest you email staff and ask them any direct questions.

          Sorry. hmm

          1. Hello, hello, profile image57
            Hello, hello,posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I thank you for giving me the time to reply. Yes, I will do so.

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              You're welcome. smile I hope you get answers. wink

  7. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Well, then Robin is doing a good job as you all are. I was wondering too wether 500 characters wasn't too much.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think 200 characters are sufficient.

 
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