Few anchor URL are very big in my page, So can I use 'CSS Ellipsis' to hide/cut this?

text-overflow: ellipsis;
width: 200px;
white-space: nowrap;
overflow: hidden;

Ex Name:

Institute of Psychiatr..... (Institute of Psychiatry & Human Behavior)

  • Personally I'd avoid using both text-overflow:ellipsis; and overflow:hidden;, it means you can't do more than one at any time without assigning more classes, you can't use overflow:scroll or overflow:visible, also fonts can be an issue. I recommend using … when required. Aug 20, 2014 at 9:44

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Yes, there is nothing wrong with this. Search engines will still be able to access full text for indexing. Of course, make sure you don't cut all the title, because that might be considered as a deceptive hidden link.

P.S.: If the links are really too long and you have dozens and dozens of them, consider making the anchor texts smaller, because there is a (remote and small) risk these might be considered as keyword stuffing.


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