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Meta description limit ~140 for posts instead of 156? (1 post)

  1. marcelstoer
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    Posted 2 years ago #

    For once Google hasn't been very helpful in turning up similar issues although I'm pretty sure this has been brought up before...

    WordPress version: 3.5.1
    WordPress SEO version: 1.4.7

    Shouldn't the meta description limit be ~140 instead of 156 characters for blog posts?

    If Google finds a publish date (where does it get it from? sitemap XML?) it uses up to 15 chars to prefix the meta description by that date (e.g. "May 15, 2013 – "). Also, the snippet preview should be adjusted accordingly.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

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