The ideal width of a title that will appear in Google results is 600 pixels. This is because Google optimizes its search results to show website titles uniformly for standardized screen sizes. A 600-pixel width covers a wide range of devices, including older computers and mobile devices.
What is an SEO title?
The SEO title is the title that Google shows when you see search results. The title is one of three elements that Google shows for each result which include:
- SEO title (in blue)
- Page url (in green)
- Meta description (in black)
The SEO title is also shown in the tab of browsers and provides an easy way for people to quickly know what each tab is. For example, you would quickly know that the tab below is our site:
Why is SEO title width important?
Google aims to provide consistent user experience by giving all titles in its search results the same maximum width of 600 pixels. This allows for titles to render the same on multiple devices including mobile devices. See below for examples of how various pages on our site render in Google.
How can you measure the width of your title?
Now that you know the importance of SEO title width, you can use our Headline Analyzer tool which will show you the width of your SEO title as well as score your title on various other factors.