I’m setting up SEO for my pages in my site and noticed some things that feels a little constraining. Starting out:
Why is it required to have a fallback meta description and fall back title? I feel that this is kind of encouraging to put false information in your meta description if the page you create ends up having an empty meta description.
Forcing the user to only put up to 160 characters in the description seems constraining since some of my descriptions go past 160 characters. I know that this is just following the requirements of the browser but the browser automatically truncates the text so this doesn’t allow you to utilize the truncation in the browser ever. Nobody is writing perfect 160 sentences and as a developer I’m not rewriting the clients sentences shorter to get the same point across. I’d rather just put the whole statement in with the expectation that it will be truncated in the search engine.