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Title length

Post by RSteinwand » Mon May 05, 2014 2:29 pm

Hi Albert,

I noticed this today and thought I'd ask for clarification:
The title is greater than 13 characters. It will be truncated to 13 characters when used. Consider shorting it to 13 characters or less.
I did some searching and Google recommends 50 characters or less and everyone else says to keep it under 65.

http://moz.com/learn/seo/title-tag

I did find mention of Apple Safari using just the first 13 characters, a good reason to use the "apple-mobile-web-app-title" meta tag.
http://www.mobilexweb.com/blog/iphone-5 ... developers

Maybe this error could use another sentence to clarify? :D

Thanks.
Rick

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Re: Title length

Post by Albert Wiersch » Mon May 05, 2014 3:29 pm

Hi Rick,

That message is for the apple-mobile-web-app-title meta tag, not the "title" element.

I've updated it to:
The apple-mobile-web-app-title meta tag specifies a title that is greater than 13 characters. It will be truncated to 13 characters when used (like when used for the initial title for a launcher icon on an Apple iOS device). Consider shortening it to 13 characters or less (8-12 characters is recommended).

I think this is more clear. What do you think? Is the above sufficient?
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Re: Title length

Post by RSteinwand » Mon May 05, 2014 4:13 pm

I saw "title" and didn't bother to see exactly what line it referred to.

I like the new explanation better. Thanks. :D
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Re: Title length

Post by Albert Wiersch » Mon May 05, 2014 4:18 pm

Ok, great. :D
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