Bjørn Enki’s web design blog

Tool to preview a page's search appearance

I just finished a tool that lets web developers see what a web page might look like in searches based on the page meta-title, meta-description, URI, bold search phrases, line wrapping and more...


Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 20

Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /chroot/home/bjorn/bjornenki.com/html/includes/blog-functions.php on line 22

Tool to preview a page's search appearance

I recently finished a tool for previewing a web page's probable appearance in an SERP (search engine results page).

I was extremely surprised when I found out that a tool to preview the length, wrapping, bolding and other factors of a web page's appearance in search engine result pages didn't yet exist, and decided to create one myself.

Counting the characters in a title, description or URI is easy enough, but getting a feel for what the search result will actually look like; how it will wrap, word distribution when bolded, what it looks like if identified as a review, blog post with comments, and more has not been that very, until now.

Check it out! Tool for previewing a web page's search engine result appearace

Posted Jun. 25, 2009 at 3:05 am under: website development, news, tools, promotion

Comments

Bjørn Enki, Feb. 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm
Thanks John! I agree—I'll have such an option added shortly.
John Jones, Feb. 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm
I love this tool, but it would be nice to have it get the information from a url or as an option to do so.
Anonymous, Oct. 14, 2009 at 10:08 pm
Firstly..your page layout is very stylish. You have certainly taken a good initiative. I completely agree with you..one should have access to a tool that can view the search result.
Michelle Blum, Aug. 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm
I checked out a few tools like this, and this tool was by far the most accurate for how the results will display in reality. Thanks!
Ken Lyons, Aug. 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm
love the tool, but just a heads up that Google displays 70 characters in the title. Check it out (first listing is 70 char. title) http://www.google.com/search?q=Our+Vision+-+The+future+of+SEO%2C+SEM%2C+Search%2C+%26+WordStream
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