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...

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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