Q and A: Is it true only 65 characters of a title tag will show in a browser but 200 will be indexed?

QuestionHi Kalena…

Is it true that only the first 65 characters of the title tag will be seen in a searcher’s browser even though about 200 will be indexed?


Dear Diane

Yes, around 65-70 characters (or 8 words) will be displayed and up to 300 characters will be indexed (by Google at least).
More info here:

Best Practices for Title Tags and

The Title Tag Experiment

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