pageoneresults - 9:00 pm on Feb 19, 2004 (gmt 0)
Ah, you are referring to the max characters that Google displays before it truncates the title. That number varies depending on the SE. I say 60-80 as an average. Shorter titles are always better than longer titles. If you have a long title, make sure your primary phrase is towards the beginning, if not the first phrase in the title.