**Last updated: March 21, 2020**

Title Tag and Meta Description Lengths Are Current as of March 2020

Instructions

Scroll below the previews and enter your title tag, meta description, or URL to see what it will look like on the Google search results page (SERP) on desktop or mobile.

Watch the pixel count below the title tag or meta description box or look at the preview to know if you’re over the limits we designated (more info on that below).

Enter your keyword to show bolding in the URL and meta description (not the title).

See more information below the tool.


Simulated mobile view

Simulated desktop view


More Information About Our Title Tag and Meta Description Testing Tool

Google doesn’t have any specific rules for how long title tags and meta descriptions should be. This tool provides a basic guideline based on what most of the title tags and meta descriptions on Google are currently showing at.

Our title tag and meta description testing tool uses the following:

  • 600 pixel max title tag width on desktop
  • 78 character max title tag width on mobile
  • title tag breaks at whole words when you’re over the limit
  • 155 character meta description for both desktop and mobile

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.

8 Comments

  1. Angelos Savvaidis on August 23, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Hey there,

    Just wanted to say thank you for the tool. I started using it today and I think that you did a great job.
    Appreciate all your work and time.

    Regards

    • Rachel Arst McCullough on August 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Thanks, Angelos! I appreciate the comment and am so glad you find it helpful!

  2. Jason Zimelman on October 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    The tool works great, Rachel. I found it through your comment on Dr. Pete’s Moz blog post. This seems to be a missing piece – good thought creating it! I really like how you show the actual pixel count.

    • Rachel Arst McCullough on October 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Jason, I am so glad you found it useful! We’ll keep updating it as things change!

  3. John Ryan on December 10, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Rachel. Greetings from Melbourne Australia.
    A quick question – would using YOAST SEO plugin on my WordPress sites achieve a similar result?

    • Rachel Arst McCullough on December 10, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Hi John,

      Australia! I guess it is tomorrow there 🙂

      Yes, Yoast should provide a similar result. They write about that on this page: https://yoast.com/page-titles-seo/. I find our tool is most useful when writing tags to send to a client for approval, for clients who are not in WordPress, or for clients who write website content and have us enter it for them.

      Happy tagging!

  4. Colleen on April 3, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Awesome post, very valuable. Thanks Rachel, we will promote

    • Rachel on April 3, 2018 at 11:22 am

      Great, thanks, Colleen! I am sure Truckee Chamber members will find it valuable in their quest for more online visibility.

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