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Appropriate length for Meta keywords & description ?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by MeetHere, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. #1
    Can anyone tell the appropriate length in characters/words for a fully SEOed (non spammy) Meta keyword and meta description ? :)
    SEMrush
     
    MeetHere, Aug 29, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. trichnosis

    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    #2
    i'm using my meta description 60-100 chra. and i'm using max. 5 keywords in my meta keywords.

    and the resullts are good :)

    you can try the same
     
    trichnosis, Aug 29, 2007 IP
  3. glendowney

    glendowney Notable Member

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    #3
    I use about 50-100 for the description and I have 10 keywords in my meta keywords.
     
    glendowney, Aug 29, 2007 IP
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    Camay123 Well-Known Member

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    #4
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  5. uniqueasitis

    uniqueasitis Peon

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    #5
    I would recommend that you do not use generic meta tags. Instead have a specific meta keyword for each page and only use one keyword per page.
    The description should be limited to 50-150 characters.
     
    uniqueasitis, Aug 29, 2007 IP
  6. lovekills_s

    lovekills_s Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Title tag = 63 characters With Spaces

    Meta Keyword tag = 256 characters With Spaces

    Meta Description tag = 156 characters with spaces


    Anything beyond that will be cropped by google..If your phrase isnt completed, then a few extra words are allowed to complete the phrase and rest all goes cropped off..

    These are tested and trusted figures..Go count some in the SERPS and you will realise the figures automatically..

    Regards
    LKS
     
    lovekills_s, Aug 29, 2007 IP
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    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    #7
    I usually use about 70 for the title and 150 for the description
     
    oseymour, Aug 30, 2007 IP
  8. devat

    devat Peon

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    #8
    hi

    i have suggest like :

    Title: 80 character [ with spaces ]

    Desc .: 50-150 Char.. [ with spaces ]

    Keyword : 250 Char..[ with spaces ]
     
    devat, Aug 30, 2007 IP
  9. vk_lisbon

    vk_lisbon Peon

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    #9
    In desc you use 150 char and in keywords you use 250 char
     
    vk_lisbon, Aug 30, 2007 IP
  10. lovekills_s

    lovekills_s Well-Known Member

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    #10
    Wrong.. !!

    Google will Crop Anything above 63 characters, Exception: If your phrase isnt complete while the 63 characters goes off, it will give you a few more words to complete and then put a "..." in front of it..

    Go figure out..!
     
    lovekills_s, Aug 30, 2007 IP
  11. mscir

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    #11
    There are different claims about what Google likes to see in Meta Tags, is there any chance you could provide a source for the 63 char. claim?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
    mscir, Oct 2, 2009 IP
  12. lovekills_s

    lovekills_s Well-Known Member

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    #12
    If you come out and ask me to prove things I'd said 2 years back in this ever changing industry... You my friend, are at the wrong place.. perhaps in the wrong industry as well..

    Anyhow, You are still free to go and check out any SERPS which have cropped results..

    example": http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1R2GGLL_enIN329&q=forex&start=20&sa=N

    check for yourself Mike.. :)

    -Regards
    LKS
     
    lovekills_s, Oct 3, 2009 IP
  13. infoaddicts

    infoaddicts Active Member

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    #13
    Deeply appreciate your study on the subject
     
    infoaddicts, Oct 3, 2009 IP
  14. jeany

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    #14

    the shorter the better, just make sure you mention your keywords at least twice. but if you would like good SEO, try to build links instead.
     
    jeany, Dec 17, 2009 IP
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    atniz Well-Known Member

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    #15
    Most search engine description snippets are about 160 characters, so keep your meta keywords at 160 characters.

    As for meta keywords, keep it 5-8 average.
     
    atniz, Dec 18, 2009 IP
  16. dearali

    dearali Greenhorn

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    #16
    most search engines dont use meta keyword. I would suggest 5 words for title. and around 15 words for descriptiion.
     
    dearali, Sep 20, 2010 IP
  17. Rems.sriram

    Rems.sriram Peon

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    #17
    Tittle Length - 60 to 70 characters
    Description Length - 150 to 200 characters
    Keyword length - 266 characters.

    For example click on this link and go to source http://remstech.com/
     
    Rems.sriram, Nov 3, 2011 IP
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    #18
    Title: between 60-70 characters in length
    Meta description: should be between 150-160 characters in length.
    Meta Keywords: 6 – 12 unique words or phrases
     
    rizecorp, Nov 3, 2011 IP
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    alamest Well-Known Member

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    #19
    Title tag = 63 - 70 characters With Spaces

    Meta Keyword tag = 256 characters With Spaces

    Meta Description tag = 156 - 200 characters with spaces

    It all depends on the user screen resolution, so that is the reason I go for small meta tags so people can read my description first before visiting my site.. I hope this helps..
     
    alamest, Apr 24, 2012 IP
  20. blacks_moon

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    #20
    I use up to 160 characters in meta descriptions (has worked well so far), but I don't use keywords anymore, so I'm not sure about that. :)
     
    blacks_moon, Jun 13, 2017 IP