The Summary

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  1. mary615 profile image91
    mary615posted 7 years ago

    Where does the summary go???? Who sees it????? I always write one, but does it just float around in cyberspace somewhere???Thanks.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It should appear under the title of your hub in google results for the search. If that makes any sense?

      1. SimeyC profile image94
        SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes it does - if you don't put a summary, Google will often pick up a random part of your hub, that can include an ebay module or amazon module - adding the summary ensures that the searcher sees something relevant!

        1. sofs profile image88
          sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Even with the summary Google picks up Amazon titles and lines in which the keywords appear. But with a keyword rich summary your hubs have a higher chance of being picked up and thrown up higher in a search result.

          But where do the summaries GO?? I had written summaries for a few hubs but they are still showing A and the summaries are not there.. anyone else with this problem ??

          1. SimeyC profile image94
            SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Sofs: there's a new summary section when you edit - on the right with the 'tags' etc. If you entered the summary in the old version then these have disappeared and you have to re-enter again! (It's a pain - I still have about 200 to go) - but as far as I can tell, this summary is reported exactly on Google with no annoying 'ads' - it seems to be the same (or similar) to the SEO description you can add on WP.

            1. sofs profile image88
              sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Simey.. I was so lazy that I did not have any summaries earlier in the older version... I was asking about the new version. I still have some 75+  summaries to go LOL
              It is only in the recent days that I have noticed that Google picks up random sentences for a keyword and throws it up on a search... I remember there was a thread a few days ago on that..

              1. SimeyC profile image94
                SimeyCposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Me too LOL!

                I've had no problem updating the Summary - in fact just updated 10 a few seconds ago! I noticed on one of my 'niche' hubs that the description was 'terrible' - then when I updated the Summary, and waited a few days (I may have had to clear the cache?) - the new and improved description was showing...

                I think the problem may be that Google will often show a cached version of the description so a refresh may help....not sure of course with the way Google seems to change daily (hourly!).

                BTW what I do is force myself to update 30 hubs a day - it also gives me a chance to delete the horrible Amazon Ads I had been placing at the bottom of each Hub....

                1. sofs profile image88
                  sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  That could be a plausible explanation..  G is fickle to say the least.
                  Simey,  truly I need to  follow your example.. and catch up on my summary writing .. Thank you  smile

  2. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    It also shows up in Hubbers' feeds when they first sign in

  3. mary615 profile image91
    mary615posted 7 years ago

    I've only been on HP a short time, and have not updated any summaries.  Do you think I should.  Thanks.


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