Why not limit the number of letters in the summary box so that we know if we are writing one that is too long? In finding some of my already written summaries on hubs added to other hubs, some of the last words were cut off. So I went back in and re-wrote the summary. This would save time and effort on our part. There is the 500 letter count...but that is obviously too long.
It's unknown whether or not a summary that cuts off on the search engines matters to the searcher.
If it's written to draw attention and it's too long for the search engine, then it running off into ....... at the end might actually work to your advantage, because it would draw the searcher into clicking the link to find out more.
If it's written to a specific length which is fully displayed to the searcher, then you run the risk of the searcher not being interested, because you gave them a complete summary of the contents and it ends in a single period, but if it's written interestingly enough they may click on the link to visit.
So, I don't know which is more beneficial.
by Marie Flint 4 years ago
My email to Hub Pages' Team was sent 6/1/14 and read as follow:Dear Team:I have noticed that the entire summary for my hub article does not always show completely in the "featured" box under my profile page. Then, when you click on the article from that section, you can't finish reading...
by schoolgirlforreal 7 years ago
I have 53 left out of 177!I never knew we were to write summaries!
by Natalie Frank 3 weeks ago
For summaries, do people take a part of the article and use it word for word? I was under the impression it should be different though could be similar to part of the article. Does this matter since it's metadata and only shows on the search page? One of my articles was just...
by Janis Leslie Evans 6 years ago
Should hub summaries be exclusive from intros (first paragraph) to your hub? I've noticed that some hubbers use their summary as the intro to their hub. It certainly saves time. I usually write a separate summary and expand on it for my intro or opening paragraphs. Does it matter?
by Raye 3 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 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...
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