Is Google Shortening Their Snippet Character Limit?

Aug 10, 2007 - 7:35 am 2 by
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A DigitalPoint Forums thread is reporting signs of Google shortening their snippet text from about 150 characters to 95 characters.

The snippet is the portion of text Google typically pulls from your meta description tag or from content on your page that makes up the text found under the title of your page in the Google.com search results. I have boxed in the snippet in the image below.

Google Search Snippet

Now, I am currently not able to reproduce this behavior on my computer. But there are three different people in the thread supporting this finding. But since I cannot reproduce it, I personally cannot confirm this is happening.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

 

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