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It's widely know that HTML5 offers some elements primarily for semantic purposes. These include:
Do any of these offer SEO benefits? If so, what are some of the best practices for using these semantic elements?
I've tried to read articles on the subject, but most of the material is non-committal on whether there exist actual SEO benefits of using these tags or not. Almost all WordPress websites (including Instagram.com) use these tags however. I'm sure other platforms do too.
So would love to hear educated opinions from industry experts on how best to use these tags (and which ones are more important than others).