**Last updated: March 24, 2018**
This tool was updated in March 2018 to reflect the 2018 meta description guidelines while still showing the 2016 meta description guidelines. Unlike meta description guidelines, title tag guidelines did not change between 2016 and 2018.
Looking for earlier versions? See our 2015 title tag tool here.
Enter your title tag, meta description or URL to see a preview of the Google search results page (SERP) on desktop.
Watch the pixel count below the box or the preview to know if you’re over the limit.
Enter your keyword to show bolding in the URL and meta description (not the title).
See more information below the tool.
Simulated view for guidelines before 2018
Simulated view for 2018 guidelines
This tool has been updated several times since we built it in 2015. The last update was March 24, 2018.
Recent updates take into account:
- the 600-pixel max title tag width
- the title now breaks at whole words when you’re over the limit
- 320 character meta description guideline for 2018, while still including the 2016 meta description pixel-based guideline.
Warning! It was not updated to reflect that Google sometimes truncates titles, then appends your business name.
There is a lot more information about this tool and title and meta description lengths in our prior post from 2015, please read it here before commenting.