Enter your title tag, meta description, and URL to see how they'll appear in a Google search result.
What is a Meta Title?
A meta title is a title that can be given to a web page. Rather than being part of the text the user will see it is hidden in the code of the page.
The meta title is usually only shown when someone sees your page on a search engine (e.g. Google or Bing) or on the top of a web browser.
How Should I Write Meta Titles?
Your Meta Title is like the title of your book. Its your opportunity to help customers choose your link, to your website, over any others on the search engine results page (SERPs). Your meta title shows your customer what to expect from the webpage they are clicking on.
Its one of the most important things to think about in SEO. Therefore you need to make it Key Word rich (but not keyword stuffed). You need to add all your valuable key words and place them right at the front to show your customers what you do and who you are.
E.g, an optimal format would be: Primary Keyword – Secondary Keyword | Brand Name.
Google shows 512 pixels (px), however they have been experimenting with 600px of late. Typically this amounts to the first 50-60 characters of a websites meta title. This is the reason we developed this tool to make it easier for you to see how your webpage will look like when it is fond by one of your users.
Every new page you add to your website should have its own unique meta title. One way to keep this unique is by concentrating on the focal key words of that page. Here you can also consider the Syntax of your page title tag.
What is a Meta Description, Why is it important?
Meta descriptions are to display in short the defined content of your page. After taking notice to your meta title on the results page, your meta description helps seal the deal. It is kind of like the blurb at the back of a book. The function of your meta description is simple: it is to get the visitor to click your link. Another way to look at it is that they are there to generate clickthroughs.
Supposedly, search engines say they do not take meta descriptions in their ranking algorithm (or the keywords within them). This may make people think that meta descriptions have no direct benefit to the SEO of your site. However, the indirect benefit come’s through its click through rate, ‘CTR’.
The optimal length for your meta description can be anywhere unto 150 – 160 characters. Typically search engines snip the end of anything longer than this. Use the tool above to see if yours are of a good length.