What is maximum length of meta description

neeraj_77's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2011
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Hi Friends,

Please anyone can suggest me the maximum length of meta description of any web page. Ant what is the deprivation of lengthy meta description.

Thanks
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Should not be more than 160 characters
Mark Brown's Avatar, Join Date: May 2012
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160 and you can test it by searching on Google or other search engine and then copy the meta description and past it in MS word to count the actual length they have used to represent Meta.
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vinodkunwar View Post
I think, friend meta description length should be maximum 130 character.
Shabbir is correct, it is 160 as far as Google is concerned, because that is the maximum number they can display in search results.

Last edited by ozsubasi; 6Jun2012 at 17:58..
Alex.Gabriel's Avatar
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I have found this on google support pages.
Code:
<meta name="Description" content="Author: A.N. Author, 
Illustrator: P. Picture, Category: Books, Price: $17.99, 
Length: 784 pages">
If what i have understand google needs meta description to be "clearly tagged and separated" .
So i don't think that lenght matters but quality .
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex.Gabriel View Post
So i don't think that lenght matters but quality .
A description can be any length, but the point is that Google will only display a maximum of 160 characters in the search results. Meta descriptions do not affect ranking, but they do affect whether or not a user decides to click on a result, and they can only see as much as Google shows them. Therefore a concise description that can be fully displayed is more likely to attract a user.

Last edited by ozsubasi; 2Jun2012 at 12:41..
anoopvkwebtech's Avatar, Join Date: Nov 2011
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I think 160 charcter.......................................
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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The question has been answered, and there is no value gained by repeating the answer.
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