After my last post & video on how to create perfect meta tags someone commented that Google had actually changed their rule of 70 characters for the title and instead used the title line width. Basically if the title width exceeds 512 pixels it will be truncated (have the end trimmed off – ouch!!). This means the 70 character limit is out of the window and can sometimes be longer or shorter depending on the characters used. So I decided to have a free tool built for you to use so you can make sure your meta titles and meta descriptions are as well optimised as possible.
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You can try the tool below by inserting your Title, Description & URL and also Search terms (keywords) you are trying to rank for. It’s important you select keywords because if they appear in the title, they will be bolded (think that’s the word), which will in turn increase the pixel width but the tool should account for this and show you if it is too long when in bold.
Kenny Goodman’s Google SERP Tool
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Please note: Google could change the way they allocate space for titles and descriptions so the above may change at some point in the future