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#1389864 by ken-admin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Hi everyone. Help Elf here, with our first release of 2018!

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).

Until then,

Help El
#1389870 by Dee from Cape Cod
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

No more clicking back and forth between my notepad, Page Info, and the third-party title and description checker tool I've been using. Yay!

Once again ... and always ... SiteSell rocks!!! :D:D:D

#1389918 by Cath, SiteSell Content Team
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:54 pm

This will save so much time, as others have said, clicking between Word's character counter and BB2. It may be simple, but it's the little things that often "count" the most! :lol:

Thank you Help Elf and your team of Elvin helpers!


PS Claude - I'm excited to see your second site!
#1389944 by Mark from
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:11 pm
This is a nice feature.. thanks to the SBI Team. G is showing a lot more than 155 characters in the organic results these days, as mentioned on this thread.

Of course with google you never know how long these experiments will last? Someone also mentioned that spell check doesn't work in the page details box. Is that true?
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