Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:47 pm
BB2 Page Information Counters
As you may know, Google only shows 65 characters (or fewer) of your page's Title in the search results. And it only shows a max of 155 characters of the Description in the results.
And since a lot of SBIers create their titles and descriptions right in the Page Information overlay, we thought it would be helpful if you knew how many characters you were entering.
So we added a character counter for each one... One for the Title and one for the Description.
You'll see them both to the right of their respective text boxes.
Each character you enter (or paste in) will increase the counter by 1. When you get to within 5 characters of 65 or 155, the number will turn red, indicating that you're very close to Google's limit.
You don't have to obey this limit, especially if you just can't fit everything you need to say in 65 or 155 characters. But ensure that you get the most important part in under the limit, so that potential visitors will see what you want them to see.
I've updated the Page Information help to account for this enhancement. But it's so simple that it doesn't need any help.
We'll have another release next week (unless disaster strikes -- it was almost ready this week).