Title tag length too short

This means that the URL in question has a title tag with too few characters.

Why is this important?

The title tag is considered important to help both users and search engines to quickly understand what content they can expect to find on the page.

If the title uses too few characters, it may not be sufficient to effectively communicate the desired message.

What does the Hint check?

By default, this Hint will trigger for any internal URL which contains a title tag with less than 40 characters.

Note: the threshold values used for this Hint can be changed in the global settings.

Examples that trigger this Hint

The Hint would trigger for any URL with a <title> that has character length between 1 and 39:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>Example of a short title</title>
...
</head>
<body>...</body>
</html>

Why is this Hint marked 'Advisory'?

In Sitebulb, this Hint is Advisory, as it does not represent a clear issue. Title length is highly subjective, and sometimes meanings can be communicated with very few words.

However, this Hint exists to highlight instances where this may not be the case. It allows you to quickly check a list of URLs with short titles, in case you see some examples which do not look right, such as pages which inherit template properties and have not been updated.

Further Reading

Ready to try Sitebulb?
Start your free 14 day trial now

Start Free Trial