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Old 11-26-2010, 10:08 AM
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What is the Title Tag and Meta Description Length for Google Search Engine??

Hi hello to all members of dis forum m new in dis forum can anyone plz tell me the Title Tag and Meta Description Length for Google Search Engine...

Thnx..

RE: "Hi hello to all members of dis forum m new in dis forum"
Pssst... not really

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:20 AM
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As i heard its better to keep title shorter than 70 characters and for meta description its better to keep it shorter 2 lines. But there is not any must about the length of title or meta description.
 
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:40 PM
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I'd go with about 67 for title and 155 for description. It varies. Don't panic if your a bit long or a bit short, in fact a longer description adds "..." which can encourage more reading.

See my signature for a way to test what your title and description may look like in Google. (unless I've changed it!)
 
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:35 PM
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"about 67 for title and 155 for description" ;-)

Keep your titles within 60 chars. The length of description is not really limited and important.
 
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:12 PM
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Is it true that the current google algorithm already do not consider the meta description in google ranking? How true is this?
 
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:16 PM
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Google does not consider "Keyword" meta-tag, but still does consider the description meta-tag.

Simple proof: look at your GWT account, where Google warns you about duplicate content in your description meta-tag. Moreover, he shows your snippet in SERP forming it from your description.
 
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:02 PM
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125 for title and
255 for description

just an opinion !
 
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:24 PM
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I always try to keep titles to less than 90 and descriptions to less than 200 characters.
 
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:30 PM
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for everybody shouting random numbers, can you please explain where your numbers come from?

There is a limited number of characters because of the way Google display results on the SERPs. It always look better to show a full title and description instead of having it cut in the middle and end up with: ...

Moreover, you should write title and description for the users but with the search engines in mind. They should be appealing and make people want to click on your listings.
Another reason why you want to have keywords in title attribute and description tag is that they will be bolded in the search and make your listing look more relevant.

Read here more details about how to write good title and descriprion: http://www.google.com/support/webmas...n&answer=35264

The best way to determine length is to write it and see if it gets cut off in the SERPs. As a rule of thumb, between 60 to 70 characters for the title (including spaces) and 160 for description.
 
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Is it true that the current google algorithm already do not consider the meta description in google ranking? How true is this?
It is generally believed that non of the meta tags contribute to the algorithms, however the meta description is sometimes used in SERP (Search Results) so it is a good move to make it sell your page.

Your title tag is used to gather keywords for their algo and is almost always used as the title for search results so it is very important in both respects of keywords and sales pitch.

My figures (67, 155) are based on an estimate on how much of your text will be visible in search results. So is a guide to help you write your sales pitch so it is fully visible.
 
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:42 AM
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i keep meta description length less than 200 characters.
 
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:57 PM
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Title length character can be nearly upto 90 characters and the meta description length can be of about 156 characters..
 
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title ->66
Desc-> 155
 
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There is more to consider than what the Big G shows for the title tag :
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The title should ideally be less than 64 characters in length. That is, many applications will display document titles in window titles, menus, etc where there is only limited room. Whilst there is no limit on the length of a title (as it may be automatically generated from other data), information providers are warned that it may be truncated if long.
The TITLE element in HTML - W3C Style HTML

Translated to plain English: Don't make your title tag longer than 64 characters because the browser may truncate it in the top bar plus when saved to the user's Favorites/Bookmarks.

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W3C doesn't specify the size of this description meta tag, but almost all search engines recommend it to be shorter than 155 characters of plain text.
Meta element - Wikipedia

You could watch this video to understand snippets better:
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According to me Tittle tag should be 65 character and description should be 160 character.
 
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According to me Tittle tag should be 65 character and description should be 160 character.
Where did you get those numbers from?
 
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You can read the Google rules and guidelines for this but in title you can use 3-4 keywords and in meta you can use 2 lines.
 
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