I'm seeing this behaviour in one of the websites I manage:

<link href="//fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Abril%20Fatface:regular" rel="stylesheet" property="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" /><h1 style="color: #ffffff;text-align: center" class="vc_custom_heading home-title">Some title</h1>

As such, on a page with one H1 and five H2, I am seeing six calls for //fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Abril%20Fatface:regular

The website is based on Wordpress and this behaviour is most likely dictated by the WPBakery plugin.

The question, however, is not a Wordpress or plugin support question, as my interest lies in whether such behaviour is normal in general (but perhaps not a best practice) or it's something that I must address to optimise the page.

  • Sorry but the problem that you have is code related and therefore off-topic on Pro Webmasters. Jul 9, 2018 at 20:24
  • Seek support from the developer of the plugin or a better solution would be to learn how to enqueue your own styles so that they get added to <head> so that you do need to bloat your WordPress with endless plugins, or you could even use Google Tag Manager, that way all scripts and styles are handled by Google. Jul 9, 2018 at 20:26
  • Thank you for your answers. However, I'm not interested in learning to develop WP themes or WP plugins, but to understand whether this behaviour is something that's unorthodox / negative in terms of SEO and, thus, needs to be addressed.
    – Serge
    Jul 10, 2018 at 9:09


Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.