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What is a summary and how do I add one to my hubs

  1. EarlGobel profile image56
    EarlGobelposted 6 years ago

    What is a summary and how do I add one to my hubs

    all of my hubs are marked with an "A" which says they're missing a summary. So how do I add a summary?

  2. ytsenoh profile image85
    ytsenohposted 6 years ago

    When you are constructing a hub, to the right under the types of capsules you can add, e.g., text, photo, etc., there will be another section that includes tags you can add, and second to the right of tags, is summary.  Click on "summary" and you can type in two-three sentences to provide a brief synopsis of your hub.  Hope that helps.

  3. J.S.Matthew profile image82
    J.S.Matthewposted 6 years ago

    A Hub Summary is the description of your article that identifies it in Search Engines. You should write a brief description of your Hub, generally 2-3 sentences that will grab the reader. If you don't write your own Hub Summary, HubPages will create one automatically based on your keywords. It is best that you write it yourself because there is no guarantee that your Summary will be exactly the way you intend it to be listed. Here is a link from the Learning Center that explains this in greater detail: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/How- … ub-Summary

    I hope that this answers your question!


  4. lovebuglena profile image87
    lovebuglenaposted 6 years ago

    A summary is a short description of what your hub is about. To add a summary to your already existing hub go to your account and click edit next to the hub you want to add a summary to. Once the hub opens in edit mode, on the right side of the page, you will see the word Summary written in blue. Click on it and it will bring up a Hub Summary box. Write a short summary for your hub and when you are done click on the Done Editing button at the top of the (hub) page. Once you do this and go back to your account the A next to that hub should be gone.

  5. arksys profile image92
    arksysposted 6 years ago


    screen shot of the area ytsenoh is talking about.

  6. raciniwa profile image72
    raciniwaposted 6 years ago

    You can summarize by getting only the main idea and the details on each paragraph...Making an outline is a great help for in that way you can create one sentence per paragraph and narrow down the subdetails...

  7. Patti Riggs Hale profile image60
    Patti Riggs Haleposted 6 years ago

    They end up being what searchers see on the search pages. I have just been editing some of the summaries I put in earlier because now I know how important they are. I tended to just put the first paragraph from my hubs--just to get it done. But now I realize they were too long (recommended is 155-200) words and didn't contain any of my keywords.

  8. zanaworld profile image65
    zanaworldposted 6 years ago

    Here you can add some attractive part of your hubpages so that readers are ready to read that hub.

    It is like face of your hubpage to tell readers what the hubpage is all about.

    see the screenshot by @arksy
    here you add your summary.  (you can't think of proper words, you can simply add first few lines of your hubpage)

  9. rai2722 profile image73
    rai2722posted 6 years ago

    when making summary, don't forget to use key words of the articles. This way, it would be easier to search through search engine.

  10. profile image55
    gautams1posted 5 years ago

    Thank you. This was very helpful. I had the same exact question.