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Questions tagged [h1]

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Does having a <span> tag around a portion of a word hurt SEO?

If I do <h1>H<span style="font-size: 12px;">ello</span> W<span style="font-size: 12px;">orld</span></h1> Will search engines read it as "Hello World"? Will this ...
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What is the optimal length of the H1 and H2 for a good SEO?

I read a lot and understand that headings give my text lots of value for rannkings. Is the length of the content in H1 and H2 is relevant? Are there indications about it? Many people say that the ...
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H1 followed by H2 without text among the titles afflicts the SEO?

Is it a correct way if I write a H1 without any text under and then immediately after I write the H2? The H2 will be instead followed by the text of my page. To be clearest as possible the structure ...
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Will adding spans for star ratings inside the H1 tag affect SEO?

If I add these span elements inside the h1 element, will it affect my SEO? <h1>PRODUCT 123456789 <span class="fa fa-star checked"></span> <span class="fa fa-star checked"></...
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Writing page titles, headings and meta descriptions effectively

I read somewhere that page titles and main page heading shouldn't be identical, but they should be consistent with each other, and it's this idea of consistent that has me a little confused. If I ...
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Multiple H1 tags in blog, category, tag page?

Now I'm aware that having multiple H1 tags on a page isn't best for SEO. Unfortunately, this is how my theme is built. What is the best way to fix? I'm having this problem mainly in my categories, ...
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Does using too many heading tags (h1s, h2s, and h3s) cause SEO problems?

On my website, I utilize many h1, h2, and h3 tags. I am most worried over the fact that I utilize the h1 tag way too often (3-5 times per page). I did so initially while designing the site because I ...
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H1 tag solutions for the main page

I know that the question has beed asked a lot but I'm asking for your advice and "best practices" on the real example. I know what H1 tag is but I'm always in trouble when it comes to the main / home ...
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How essential is the H1 element for SEO?

I'm rolling out a new webpage, and the logo of the product includes the text of the brand name. Aesthetically, the page would look better with just the logo and subtext, but that would mean omitting ...
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SEO: h1 & h2 - what should go into them?

I am still not quite sure today what should I put in H1 and H2 for SEO. For instance, should my site title be H1 and my article title be H2? <head> <title>My First Post - Another ...
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Changing the H1 tag on every page of the website

I have an e-commerce site that has 30,000 live products on it. The item name on the product page is the h1 tag. We're looking to change the item name formatting on the website, which means that 30,...
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For a page that lists multiple blog posts, is it acceptable for each post to use an <h1> tag?

Posts page has multiple <h1> tags (one for every post). There are almost no <h2> tags on the page. Do you think it's fine to have multiple <h1> tags if each of those tags have ...
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Should there be an <h1></h1> tag in comments/posts section in wordpress?

I am doing SEO optimization of a site. I came across <h1></h1> tag has been used for the comments navigation and posts navigation of the WordPress website. Should such tags be changed to &...
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What should be the right h1 tag?

I have two <h1> tags on a website. Every page is the logo of the site The article headline of the page. I know having more than one <h1> tags per page is a bad practice. Should I ...
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Do you need to place an 'h1' into a 'p' tag in order to style it so it won't hurt your SEO?

Some people say that it's bad for SEO to style h1 using CSS and an h1 tag selector, and instead the developer has to place the h1 into a p tag so that it inherits its styles. Is this correct, or not?
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Is there any SEO benefit for the h1 of a post to contain a hyperlink?

I've seen a lot of websites where posts have h1 headers that contain hyperlinks: <h1 class="title"> <a href="link">Title</a> </h1> enter code here I don't know if this ...
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Hide heading tag for design purposes

I have a <section> on my website that must have a heading title (specifically an h2) because of SEO. The thing is, my design fits better without this title. Can I hide it without being ...
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Should we use <nav> for global navigation since it is sectioning content?

Background In term of SEO, <h1> should be used as page specific content only and we should avoid to use it for site logotype. So, a current homepage structure should be something like: <...
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If multiple h1 elements are bad practice, how come Optimizely has more than one h1?

Optimizley landing page banner has 2 h1 elements: <div class="header-container tooltip-container"> <h1 class="mkt-hero__header optly-header-one">Hello!</h1> <h1 class="mkt-...
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Can search engines recognize content in h tags correctly if it includes nested span elements?

I have taken on a new client, and when reviewing the site (it's a Wix site), I used this tool, which claims the page is missing an h1 tag. However in the Chrome developer tools it's clearly there. ...
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H1 in bread crumb bad for SEO?

The design of my website looks good, but trying to put a main big heading at the top doesn't look as nice. But I know how important a H1 tag is for SEO , after all it is the main heading describing ...
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Pagination, H1 and H2 and SEO

While completing a site in Drupal 7, I have been told by the SEO guy that I must use different H1 and H2 for every single page, including pagination. I have lists of quite a few pages, so I was ...
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Header Tags with image and SEO

Is this bad for SEO? The designers came up with it. Basically there is an icon next to each Header Text. So for each page and the respective header there is an icon associated with the page. Markup:...
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Is it mandatory to have unique titles (in H1 tag) on a mobile version of a page even if it contains rel=canonical?

So I finally ran screaming frog SEO spider on a number of my pages, and what I'm left with now are some duplicate titles on some of my mobile pages containing this HTML: <link rel="canonical" href=...
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<h1> - Semantic impact vs. SEO impact

There's a lot of debate over the architecture of heading structure in html5. After reading various articles, I've come to three possible architectures that make logical sense to me, but I'm unsure ...