| 8:57 pm on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I think you're right - I am seeing 70 characters on some titles, although in my browser, it's still just one line. Can't say for sure when that change happened, though.
| 9:43 pm on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Yup, I'm seeing some 70 character titles also.
|extended halfway onto a second line. |
The titles wrap if I'm using a narrower window, could that be why you are seeing a wrap?
| 3:20 am on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I noticed that last march on the 70 character meta title when i made a major update on the meta tags.
| 12:36 pm on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I've seen titles as long as 72 characters that was clickable. It was also a long time ago I started using 70 characters as the max-value for my titles.
| 2:27 pm on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)|
This isn't a new change. I'm looking at the documentation from 2009 that lists title tags as 70 char and I've been using that as a limit for sometime.
| 10:52 pm on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)|
As far as I now, this isn't new stuff at all: Google has been displaying 70-character long titles on SERPs for years now.
In my experience, Google will display at most 70 characters (whole title), or the first 66 characters plus an added trailing " ..." (truncated title).
The visualization algo seems to be something along the lines of: IF the title tag content is longer than 70 characters, THEN truncate it after the last word not exceeding 66 characters (overall length) and add a trailing " ...", ELSE display it as is. (Yes, it's that simple).
| 7:37 am on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I'd agree with what Giacomo is stating. Sounds like a reasonable enough idea :)
| 12:27 am on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)|
@londrum: Does the title that occupies two lines have any words in ALL CAPS in it? Is the title truncated (does it end with a " ...")?