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Question about lengths of characters and SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Frankkk, Dec 30, 2016.

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  1. Frankkk

    Frankkk Junior Member

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    Hello BlackHatWorld friends,

    I'm reviewing a site with Screaming Frog and I have some doubts that maybe you can help me:

    - Blog title: 50-55 characters
    - Meta-descriptions: 150 characters
    - Headers H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6: 65 characters

    According to your experience, ¿how important is it to respect these recommendations?
     
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    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    They are just guidelines, but its best to try and stick to them. There's no real reason to go way above or way below. Just be sensible about it, you'll know if it looks/sounds too much/little.
     
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  3. We Bring Rank

    We Bring Rank Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, it is very important in SEO .. SERP will highlighting you in ranking depends upon these kind of followup recommendations ... We got huge response with following these metrics
     
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    Using the first main section as the main keyword : then using a buzz info from the key word niche ,helps also, intise traffic ....


    Example

    Nokia iphone 7: my god nokia done it agin

    As you can see the keyword, " nokia iphone 7 " there , but also a buzz words to intise clicking the url , also done properly can increase indexing position.....

    This method known as click bait

    The numbers you have quote, are a guide line ,
    But can be less but never more , but your only no buy your competitors website doing research....
     
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    Google won't measure these as characters. It will measure as pixels.
    You can add more description ( letters) but it will not show up in SERP.

    Blog title - Same like your Name in address
    Meta-descriptions - Same like Street name
    Headers - same like mentioning postal code

    So it is important to make it clear as per the recommendation to find the site very easily.
     
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    They are just guidelines. While useful (title and description), the world is not going to fall apart if you disregard it. The number for H-eaders is BS, in my experience.
     
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    All read this properly exactly the way to configure them all bang on 100%

    I love it when someone makes sence, and to the point , i will print this my self as montivation and future reference .......

    Very well said
     
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    Search engines first read the title and description when crawling your page, so just optimized it according to their recommendations.
     
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    Google will show only that particular size in SERP page. If your keyword is coming after the length means you won't get benefited.
    That's why it is important to maintain the length.