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Pixel & Character Counter

What does pixel & character counter do?

Pixel & Character Counter, counts length or pixel width of texts, words, letters with variable filtering options.

What is pixel?

A pixel is the basic logical unit in digital graphics. Pixels are combined to form a complete image, video, text, or any visible thing on a computer display. A pixel is also known as a picture element (pix = picture, el = element). Pixel width of a text, which can be calculated through Pixel & Character Counter, is a factor that should not be overlooked for search engines in terms of title and meta descriptions.

What are title and meta descriptions?

A title description determines your display title which is the first thing that catches the visitors’ eyes. Google calculates the pixel width of the characters used in titles with a limit of 512 pixels. Anything over this limit, Google truncates the title with CSS and include an ellipsis.

A meta description, on the other hand, is an element in the HTML code of a web page that provides a brief description of the content of that page. Although the visitors of a website cannot see it directly, search engines such as Google use it to display a web page in search results. Google’s defined limit for meta descriptions on desktop search results as 920 pixels, which is generally equals to 150-160 characters. Pixel & Character Counter helps you to indicate how much of the text will be seen by counting pixels.

How to create influencing descriptions?

Title descriptions are critical for giving users a quick insight into the content of a result and why it's relevant to their query. It's often the primary piece of information people use to decide which result to click on, so it's important to use high-quality title text on your web pages.

There a few ways to improve your titles: Write a descriptive and concise text, avoid unnecessarily long or verbose text, avoid keyword stuffing, avoid repeated or boilerplate text and align the text with page contents.

As for meta descriptions, they generally inform and interest users with a short, relevant summary of what a particular page is about. They are like a pitch that convince the user that the page is exactly what they're looking for. There's no limit on how long a meta description can be, but the snippet is truncated in Google Search results as needed, typically to fit the device width.

There are certain things to be taken into consideration: Make sure that every page on your site has a meta description, create unique descriptions for each page on your site, include relevant information about the content in the description and use quality descriptions.

What is a character?

In computer and machine-based telecommunications terminology, a character is a unit of information that roughly corresponds to a grapheme, grapheme-like unit, or symbol, such as in an alphabet or syllabary in the written form of a natural language. Examples of characters include letters, numerical digits, common punctuation marks (such as "." or "-"), and whitespace. In our converter, it is possible to count the characters based on 4 options: all characters, without spaces, only spaces and word count.

Why do we need a character counter?

There a character limits in every aspect of our real and social life. Every social media platform requires its users to write within a certain number of characters. Twitter, for example, allows only 280 characters per tweet. Even Facebook posts have a limit of 63,206 characters. There are numerous examples of limitations: 2,200 characters for an Instagram post, 160 for an SMS, 2,000 for LinkedIn summary and so on. Likewise, homework assignments, college applications, newspapers and resumes; they all have limits or minimums. In a world where everything has a limit, knowing the character count is always beneficial. Pixel & Character Counter helps you to save time and count characters accurately.

Sources

TechopediaPixelScreamingfrogPage Title & Meta Description By Pixel Width In SERP SnippetSeobilityMeta DescriptionGoogle Search CentralControl your title links in search resultsGoogle Search CentralControl your snippets in search resultsWikipediaCharacter (computing)