Want to ensure your title tags adhere to the length limits on search engines and won’t be truncated? Copy and paste your meta titles into the tool below and start testing!
Help! How Do I Use the Title Tag Checker?
Search engine listings, or SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages), have width limits for meta titles. This testing tool is designed to measure the pixel length of meta titles in bulk, with each title separated by a return space. Validating your title tags with this tool ensures that the text will fully display in search results and will not be truncated. For more information, you can check out this blog post for a walkthrough on testing title tag length.
How Should I Write Meta Titles?
Meta titles, also called title tags, page titles, or SEO titles, are the titles of website listings displayed in search engine results, and are often considered one of the most important elements of SEO strategy. They serve as both a ranking factor to search engines and as ad copy for users, so it’s crucial to write concise titles that include important keywords, satisfy search intent, and align with page content. Marketers will also often include the website or brand name in this field to improve brand recognition, though this can reduce the space available for keyword usage.
Why Should I Check the Pixel Width of Title Tags?
If your title tag text exceeds the space allotted in search engine listings, it will typically be cut off with an ellipsis after it reaches the pixel limit. This can lead to a lower click-through-rate (CTR), diminished search rankings, and a lack of clarity from a user’s perspective. By writing your meta titles within the pixel width limit, you can provide a succinct overview of the page topic and maximize keyword usage while ensuring the entirety of your text will be visible in search engines.
What is the Pixel Limit for Title Tags?
Our tool is set to a max title length of 580 pixels – Google’s defined limit for desktop search results as of 2020. The pixel limit of titles can vary based on the type of device and search engine being used, though the 580 pixel limit should ensure your title tag will fully display on all devices, browsers, and search engines. Measuring by pixels is more accurate than setting a character limit, as different characters vary dramatically in pixel width. Meta titles are typically truncated at around 60 characters, though Google and other search engines occasionally experiment with different meta title lengths.
Should My Meta Titles Include Target Keywords?
Meta titles are important ranking factors for search engines and including keywords relevant to the associated page can improve search rankings. In addition to potentially improving rankings and organic traffic, including relevant keywords can also affirm to users that your search listing aligns with the intent of their query. Maximizing keyword usage without exceeding the allotted space is one of the main reasons why it’s important to measure the pixel width of meta titles.
Wait, I Need to Test My Meta Descriptions Too!
Climb Marketing also has a tool for testing the pixel width of meta descriptions in bulk. While meta descriptions aren’t a ranking factor for search engines, they’re a crucial ad copy field and can dramatically improve click-through-rate (CTR). It’s important to ensure that your descriptions are well-written, concise, and compliant with the pixel width limits within search results. You can check out our bulk meta description checker here.
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