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    Question Meta Description Length


    Hi All,
    As Google update came in December 2017 that length of Meta Description tag is increased from 160 to 320 characters.
    I updated the meta tags of my website and increased the length to 320 characters.
    But now when I search for my keywords Google is again showing meta description only upto 160 characters and showing ... later.
    My keyword is "amazon listing services"
    Please suggest why this is happening.
    Is someone else facing this problem.?
    Should I reduce the length of meta tags?
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    Recently, Google changed the length of search results snippets: 160 characters became up to 320, which is why we changed the recommended meta description length in our Yoast SEO plugin. It should be actionable and written in an active voice.
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    Google specifically said do not change your meta descriptions to 320 characters.
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    well, I also heard the first time this error, so what should we do if description limit update, no further news updations
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    Originally Posted by IvanDrago
    Google specifically said do not change your meta descriptions to 320 characters.
    Can you pls give any reference to your words?
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    The metadescription is now back down, so if you listened to Google and made it longeer, you were taken for a rid!
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    Though the meta description length is under update by Google you need to have patience. Firstly, it was not required to increase the length after the update as it is not necessary that crawlers will only return meta description because the crawlers pick most relevant content to be displayed.
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    Don't worry about the meta description, let Google do it, they will do a much better job of it than you will.
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    Originally Posted by IvanDrago
    Google specifically said do not change your meta descriptions to 320 characters.
    I never used meta descriptions to my SEO practice there were many things to do in my hand but this is my own perceptions and you could be different
    You do your business I do mine because you are you and I am I If we meet it is nice.
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    Originally Posted by alexkevin
    Can you pls give any reference to your words?
    I can - https://www.seroundtable.com/google-...ers-24862.html

    Originally Posted by Prof.stan
    I never used meta descriptions to my SEO practice there were many things to do in my hand but this is my own perceptions and you could be different
    I usually do it for a few key pages and that's it, whether it gets shown or not is up to Google.

    It's not something I'd ever spend a significant amount of time on.
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    According to the latest updates, the length of Meta Description is back to 160 characters.
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    You don't want to go over the 160 make sure the keywords within your page title are included in the description.
    It's important in the fact it is used to entice internet surfers into clicking your website.
    320 characters is way over that, I think Google will just simply cut it short, not sure if it will
    negatively impact your SEO. None the less change it for sure!
    Last edited by Hikin Mike; May 30th, 2018 at 11:25 AM.
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    Hi There,

    We have also increased the meta description length as per Google updates. What needs to be done now? Please advise.
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    The length Of meta description should not more than 160
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