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neeraj_77 31May2012 15:29

What is maximum length of meta description
 
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 31May2012 15:34

Re: What is maximum length of meta description
 
Should not be more than 160 characters

Mark Brown 31May2012 16:15

Re: What is maximum length of meta description
 
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 1Jun2012 15:03

Re: What is maximum length of meta description
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vinodkunwar (Post 95434)
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.

Alex.Gabriel 2Jun2012 00:25

Re: What is maximum length of meta description
 
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 2Jun2012 12:37

Re: What is maximum length of meta description
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex.Gabriel (Post 95458)
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.

anoopvkwebtech 6Jun2012 17:23

Re: What is maximum length of meta description
 
I think 160 charcter.......................................

ozsubasi 6Jun2012 18:02

Re: What is maximum length of meta description
 
The question has been answered, and there is no value gained by repeating the answer.
Thread Closed.


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