Some Search Results have More than 160 Characters

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Shocked to see some of the websites have more than 160 Characters on their search results for some keywords or phrases.

How it is possible ?

Does google have changed its meta description length or this change is for some websites only?

this is just an example. I have seen more lengthy meta descriptions
#160 #characters #results #search
  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Did anyone tell you that google only indexes 160 characters of anything?

    Who told you that they will only show a meta description
    from your page?

    Who told you that search summaries are the same length
    all the time?

    Answer those, and you have found the source of your confusion.


    If you were disappointed in your results today, lower your standards tomorrow.

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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    Sometimes they show even fewer than 150 characters They sometimes even only show 9 results on their SERP. Odd things happen.

    Truth is, keep it (meta description) short, relevant and to the point. And to keep it between 140 to 155 characters to be safer. Don't bother about other people's websites.
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