Description meta tag maximum length

h1 November 19th, 2008

While searching on Google for advice on maximum lenght for the description meta tag, it occured to me to actully measure the descriptions that Google was showing.

Here are the results:

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All of this means that the average person viewing a Google results page -- who might ... I put both
Generate custom meta tags easily by filling in the questions, then copy and paste ... the title, description
Having a meta description tag on each page may give those pages an SEO advantage ... so 150 characters
i want to know the safe length for "meta description" and "title" .... in title tag. and in the case
Ok, lets get one thing clear - Meta tags are still important for SEO. Google uses the meta description
You can set the maximum number of characters that will be used to generate your Description meta-tag.
Meta Description Tag: required. Enter a description for your Web page. A maximum of 150 characters is
Your Title and Meta Description are marketing tools first since ... for the keyword meta tag is 1000,
Description tags consist the information on seo and google tips on writing meta description tags, length,
31 Oct 2008 ... A Good Example of a Description Meta Tag:. We will use a page on a ... Description Tag
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g. Longer is not necessarily better and a maximum of ...
is suggested for this Tag. You get one chance to capture ...
0, whereas scrubber.com says the max is ...
ength, limits, guidelines, suggestions, character limits, ...
Tag Tips. - Keep it to the Google Maximum of Less. ...
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My best guess is that anything up to at least 155 characters (including spaces) will be displayed.

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2 comments to “Description meta tag maximum length”

  1. What does “up to at least” mean?


  2. as if, thank you for asking.

    “Up to” means that there is a maximum or limit. “At least” means that the limit is unknown but I’ve concluded that it is at least 155 characters. It may be a few more.


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