When asked, "Mr. Lincoln, how long do you think a man's legs should be?" Lincoln replied, "Long enough to reach the ground."
So how long should a Blog title be?
Long enough to hit your objective. Some will disagree with me here.
Most SEO experts argued that the Blog title length must NOT be longer than 65 or 68 characters, and should be between 4 to 7 words.
Google shows 69 characters for blog title length.
Yahoo shows up to 72 characters blog title length.
Bing shows 65 characters for a blog title length.
Ask shows 69 characters for a blog title length.
Take a look at this sample from Amazon. It is on page #1 on Google.
The Blog title length should be filled with keywords that are relevant to your post.Amazon.com: Fire Down Below: Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger, Stephen Lang, Brad Hunt, Harry Dean Stanton, Levon Helm, Mark Collie, Alex Harvey, Ed Bruce, Amelia Neighbors, Richard Masur, Jeb Stuart, Julius R. Nasso, Ronald G. Smith, William S. Gilmore, Philip Morton: Movies & TV"
Just because it is not shown does not mean that you can't have more characters.
Do your own homework to determine your blog title length.
Don't always listen to the so called SEO experts.
In closing I feel that you will NOT get penalized by Google for the length of your title as long as Google thinks it's relevant.
Afaik, big titles don't have any negative effects on the SERPS unless they are spammy...
The first 60 characters should have the keyword/phrase that the searcher is looking for.. otherwise he wont click through to your site..
Using your keyword/phrase, create short a catchy title...anything more than 65-70 characters is simply a waste of time..
Well gee Charles, I believe all searchers do that.
Has nothing to do with blog title length.
I do not worry about the length of any blog titles.
I just put up a nice title and let it go at that.
Anyone who worries about title length has too much time on their hands.
I have seen, like Sami, lots of blog titles that are reallllly long.
I had one the other day that was 65 (66 if you count the question mark) characters long.
It is number 3 in google search for that title.
True, any SEO expert (and face it, too many call themselves expert after reading one post in a forum about SEO) that says length is important for SEO purposes is one to avoid.
lol.. I usually try to make my main index page site titles fit so that they can be read properly in google results and not get cut off.Anyone who worries about title length has too much time on their hands.
Everything else for page titles is as long as it needs to be.
Amazon can probably get away with anything though, no matter how bad their SEO is or how bad the site code is.
I don't deem a website to be relevant to my search query if it contains my search query but does not appear to have been created specifically for the purpose of answering my query.
If I was looking to build a chicken coop, I would use the search query "how to build a chicken coup."
If a result appeared with the title, "How to Build a Chicken Coop," I would consider it to be relevant because it appears to have been created specifically for the purpose of answering my query.
If a result appeared with the title, "Chicken Coops | Buying Chicken Coops | Building Chicken Coops | Maintaining Chicken Coops," I would most likely not visit this resource. Why? Although it would probably answer my query, it would most likely not answer my query in detail because it would be targeting a mixture of different queries and would not have been created specifically for the purpose of answering my query.
Seowise - I use the targeted keyword or up to three keywords separated with |
It seems that Google reads the keywords backwards as well so you may be able to sequeeze in an extra keyword combination
For Search traffic its a good practice to create one page for one keyword/phrase. If I am writing an article on how to build chicken coop then I would title it as 'how to build a chicken coop' cos thats my main target... with good linkbuilding I can get to #1..
Having the desired phrase in your title is enough to give you the boost..