Lengths of article titles

30.10.2007 14:34

How long is the average title of an article on the web? Jure needed this information yesterday when he was designing some part of Zemanta's web interface.

The nice thing when you have half of the web1 cleaned-up and stored in your database is that you can get answers to questions like this with a simple SQL query. A gnuplot one-liner later, we came up with this:

Article title length histogram

It's interesting how the histogram has a sharp spike at around 30 characters in an otherwise smooth bell-like curve.

1 Ok, maybe half of the web that's not porn.

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