Important Update to Meta Description Recommendations
Today when I was writing a post on my website, I noticed something new:
The recommended lenght of meta descriptions has changed!
This goes both for All-in-one SEO plugin and Yoast. They now allow up to 320 characters in the meta description.
I deciced to do a little bit of reseacrh about it, and it seems that Google have recently made search snippets in the SERPs much longer, and therefore the recommended lenght has now also changed.
How that will affect the SERPs nobody knows yet. And if it is then a good idea to start making our meta descriptions longer is still also unknown.
I think that we should NOT run off and start changing all our descriptions before there is more data and knowledge about it. I know yoast is also doing some tests now, so it will be interesting to see what happens.
You can read a little more on this post by yoast: https://yoast.com/meta-descrip...
Let me know your thoughts and if you have any experiences with this please feel free to share below.