Earlier this week we published a link to research on headline length.
A study by content recommendation service Outbrain found headlines with between 60 and 100 characters performed best.
We explained that the BBC opts for 55 character headlines.
If you want to check headline length then here’s a handy tool you can use to count characters.
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