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Title and description. Noticing competition has extremly LONG titles and descrpts

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CosmicSoundz, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. CosmicSoundz

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    Noticing some of my competitors that rank higher than me have very long titles and descriptions. They have been around for a while too.

    Ive always thought the 70 character max title and 156 character max description was a must do.

    What do you guys think?>
     
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    I actually never cared about the exact length. I simply write whatever i think is necessary for me to write as text, no matter if it is less or more the lengths being said
     
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    interesting.. Maybe I should write more than what it actually shows.
     
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    Character limits are part of Best Practices; they're not 'required' per se. That said, your competitor isn't outranking you because of his titles or descriptions unless you're messing yours up.

    You really ought to be able to sum up a page title in 70 characters, especially if you're not branded (i.e are not including the brand/site name in your titles).
     
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    sometimes I think these "best practices" are full of shit
     
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  6. Duffers5000

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    Its not just best practice...its search engine limitations. If you exceed the alloted characters the serp listing for your site will just trail off like " Electronics world | Reviews and Ratings for all popular Electr........

    Personally I think that looks shitty and you should be looking for your titlles to have impact not tell a story.
     
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    Having a title and decription with certain limit is enough. Rather try to concentrate on the page's opening paragraph to have a important keyword highlighted using heading tags that will make some difference too.
     
  8. tom.toykam

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    I always stick to below 70 Chars, but that's just me...
     
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