I waste a lot of time re-editing my descriptions in the link capsules because the automated "show" description" feature copies 500 characters from the Hub description when only 249 are allowed in the links capsule.
PLEASE HP wizards, please limit the Summary character limit to match that of the Link Capsule to 249 characters only instead of the current 500.
Writing your own summary will go over better with the search engines than leaving the automatic one.
But I already carefully wrote all my own summary/descriptions in the meta tag facility when I published my hubs. They are all much too long because the feature at the Hub level allows 500 characters. Anyway, now I know not to write descriptions longer than 249 characters, i.e. until I see "251 characters left" and stop there. But for others it would save time and bother if the character limit in the summary/description feature was lowered to 249 characters to match the link capsule's capacity.
by Kain 360 9 months ago
I recall Hubpages only allowing 200 characters on the summaries. Now I see that you can write a longer summary for a hubpage article. Why was this implemented and when? I'm assuming it could help with search engine optimization and traffic?I wrote several articles on HP within the past...
by Geri McClymont 7 months ago
The character limit for our article summary is 300 characters, yet only a portion of those characters show up beside our article on our profile page. Does anyone know if it is advantageous --in terms of generating more views--to leave our article summary at 300 characters (and not worry about a...
by Juliette Kando FI Chor 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.
by Kenna McHugh 7 months ago
What are meta descriptions in general? How do I know where to place it on a normal site not just HP?
by Daniel 6 years ago
Good job hubpages! Tell all your authors to write 3 sentence summaries about their hubs. Then use these summaries for meta descriptions in the actual webpages. Stupid. I bet hubpages has millions of pages with meta descriptions that clearly violate search engine guidelines. Bing won't even index a...
by skinbleaching1 9 years ago
HiI am looking through hubs and my hub descriptions are a mash up! I typed in the description, but it seems to have ignored it.Do you have any suggestions?Thanks...
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