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Questions tagged [heading]

For questions about headings and the corresponding HTML elements (h1-h6).

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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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Can hidden lines in heading tags and content sections help SEO? [duplicate]

Will the hidden lines in this H1 tag and content section help SEO? For example: <h1>Red Carpet <span style="display:none"> Made to measure floor carpet in England with Premium quality <...
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Does a subtitle below the main H1 help SEO?

I use this WordPress theme which has subtitle as a suggested plugin so I tried. Everything is normal and perfect, somehow visually my web seems to be a little bit more blog-ish when having this ...
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Ecommerce SEO structure - Headings [duplicate]

I have done quite a bit of research on SEO as I have a new website (around 6 months old) and it does not feature on google for any search terms that I would associate with it other than the website ...
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What are the practical benefits of having just one <h1> per page

It is a recommendation to have just one per page, even validators print out a warming if there are more, but other recommendations contradict it like: Any rank can be used as the heading of an ...
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A pure h1 tag with text or with a link inside to the current page? [duplicate]

On a page with a single article where there's a title of it put in h1, should the h1 tag contain a link to itself? Or should it merely be a pure text? In other words: <h1> <a href="...
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Replacing trivial <h2>s with <div role=“heading”>s for SEO?

In the structure of my upcoming website, there will be multiple level 2 headings inside the master header. An example can be seen below: <header id="banner"> <h1><a href="">My ...
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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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Is it SEO friendly to step directly from h3 to h5?

Because h5 style of the theme I use is better suited to the design I need. Or do I need to switch styles and keep the tag order.
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SEO - Keyword in all headings | penalty?

I am wondering if the following structure would result in a penalty due to the fact that all headings have the keyword in them and as the first word of each heading. H1 - Brake Repair in City State ...
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Do heading tags out of order penalise SEO?

I have always been in the belief that headings should always be in order - ie a h2 comes before a h3 but after a h1, unless it's within a separate section, then you can go back to a previous heading. ...
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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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Headings order in HTML semantics and SEO

Google uses this HTML code in its Adwords pt-BR page: <section class="..." id="..."> <h4 class="..."> Preços </h4> <h2> Você paga somente pelos resultados. <...
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Repeat the same word multiple times for each option [duplicate]

I am wonder what is the better choice for multiple options. For example consider the following case. I have main section Web Develepment And there are several options for this section. Frontend ...
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Are multiple H1 tags on a carousel better for SEO?

Does having a hero-slider with more content above the fold have an effect on SEO compared to a static hero with less content? I am aware that sliders have terrible click-through rates past the first ...
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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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Is it SEO safe to embed the H2 or H3 tag in a hyperlink element?

I'm making a new layout for our website, and I want to make a list using the unordered list tag (ul) to show our offers. But because of our design I would like to use the h3 tag into an a element. ...
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For SEO, are headings still worth it?

Which heading, if any, should I use for a web app where I divide the content acccording to cities and every city has a page, but I didn't yet write the name of the city on the page? Is it good just ...
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Same text for <h1> and <h2>

What do you think about having the same content for H1 and H2 tag in the article? It seems like keyword stuffing, right? Example: <h1>Bananas <span>Musa × paradisiaca</span></...
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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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Inline CSS on Header Tag

Does putting inline CSS on a heading element such as <h1> and <h2> affect SEO? If so, how?
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Is it bad practice for SEO to use <i> in header elements?

For making a user friendly website, I have to use some of Font Awesome fonts in <h> elements like this: <h2> <i style="color: rgb(102, 149, 45); vertical-align: inherit;" class="fa fa-...
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Does using h4 and h5 tags in a list of products improve SEO?

This is borderline 'too broad', but I'm hoping for some documentation about this, which is hard to find. Think of a webshop, specifically a product overview. The products themself need html to be ...
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How To Setup A “Services” List Using Header Tags, But Without Keyword Stuffing?

I have a client with very little text on his site, and I would like to make the most out of his services page. The only information on this particular page are the names of the services. ie: Painting ...
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H1 Tag on Logo in Header

So I have a theme that has my Logo as an H1. The logo itself is an SVG file. I am curious if this is bad practice for SEO purposes. My audit shows 2 H1 tags on my pages due to this and I am curious if ...
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Semantically labelling the author/creator of an object

I have a page where the object (music album) is the main focus. Directly underneath the title of the album is the artist of the album. Semantically I'm debating what would be the most appropriate tag ...
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Custom Advertisement above website content. Proper standard semantic format wanted

Until recently, my website was following proper semantic standards with H1 tags before H2 and H3 tags. Now, on my site I was asked to put an advertisement of a festival for the owner at the top of ...
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Bold Text vs Header tags for Titles and Subtitles

I am debating if Google and search engines would treat my SEO and indexing of my articles better or different if I use <h2>Sub-title in my article</h2> for subtitles of my articles over ...
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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 ...
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Can it be a harm to Google SEO if I will insert <br> inside <h1>?

Can it be harm for my site in manner of SEO if I will insert BR tag inside H1 tag? <h1> keyword1 <br/> keyword2 <br/> keyword2 <br/> </h1>
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Can my heading contain a hyperlink? Does this violate usability or web accessibility principles?

Is it acceptable practice to hyperlink my headings (h2 etc.)? For example: Header X blurb … Header Y blurb … Does this violate usability principles? How about web accessibility/WCAG ...
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Does using H1 tags for each page section create SEO problems? [duplicate]

Some SEO articles have suggested "You should never have more than one H1 tag on a page." Can I use H1 tags more than once? Can I use an H1 tag in each section tag or article?
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Bing webmaster tool's SEO reports complain about multiple <h1> tags? [duplicate]

I have analyzed my websites in Bing Webmaster Tools and it's showing the error “There are multiple <h1> tags on the page.” I have analyze the pages manually and I haven’t found multiple H1 ...
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Is more weight given to links in heading tags in terms of SEO?

Do links in heading tags on a website give more weight than links in normal text?
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Should I use heading tags in sidebar or not?

Assume a simple blog-like website as in the picture: Red text is text related to this page only (particular article) Green are headings of articles related to the subject of this page Blue is a ...
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Does the <h1> tag get more SEO value if there is no usable keyword in the URL?

I'm looking at a site for which the domain name and URL do not impart any meaningful data to a search engine. It does have: <h1> (eBook name) <h2> (author - cannot be changed) <p> ...
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Will using page headings (h1, h2, h3 etc) as internal links encourage Google sitelinks? [duplicate]

I am trying to change my site's page headings to better emphasize the structure of the page's content hierarchy. I am hoping this will encourage Google Sitelinks and list snippets. Current headings ...
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Will it hurt SEO if I hide the <h1> tag?

My pages look better without a heading title. So I don't really want to use a heading, but I don't want to leave <h1> out. Is hiding the element an option? Will it hurt SEO?
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Should keywords exact match keywords on a page be <h2> or <h3> tags?

On a search results page, the <h1> contains the searched keyword. However, should wherever the keyword appears in the results be <h2> or <h3> tags? I have had these as <h3> ...
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Should each heading tag include text related to the page title for dynamic content?

New pages are created within my website by users who add new content. Currently the heading tags are the same for each new page. For SEO purposes, would it be better to relate the heading tags to the ...
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What should <h1> and <h2> be used for?

If my company is called foo.com and I am on the homepage/index page of the site, what should the <h1> and <h2> tabs be? <h1>foo</h1> <h2>home</h2> If I am on the ...
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If not H1 tags, what can be used? [duplicate]

I have more than 10 different topics on my homepage. The titles are all wrapped around h1 tags. I've heard so much about how bad it is to have multiple h1 tags on a page, that I wonder if this will ...
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What is the best approach to HTML markup for a heavily stylised h1 tag

I have a very stylised piece of content which I want to use as the <h1> tag on a page. I have two choices, either use complex, non semantic markup or an image. Is there any SEO benefit to either ...
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Is <span> inside <h1> the same as just <h1> for search engines?

Are search engines still able to recognize the below as <h1> text, even with the other tags inside? <h1><span>App</span>Strap<span>.</span></h1>
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Putting duplicate phrases in the headings of pages

If I have a local business that repairs only HP computers for example, and I write lots of good informative pages about all the different things that can be repaired on HP computers such as ...
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SEO and HTML semantics of putting H2 above H1 elements?

Here's a hypothetical from both an SEO and semantic HTML/content architecture perspective: Consistent code When building a multi-page site, adopting the following architecture on all pages is pretty ...
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How important are headings in SEO

I have a website that sells music artists posters. Each artists has a page containing a small bio, and a list of posters we are selling representing the artist. Currently our HTML looks like that &...
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I dont want to hide my headings, but I dont want untitled articles

I'm currently building a site, that contains tabs (Bootstrap) for the articles. I dont want to show headings in the articles, because the tabs work as headings for the user. But the tab buttons are ...
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Does not using <h1> in pages adversely affect SEO?

My company's website uses page templates that don't include an <h1> element anywhere in the page. The main heading, as seen by the user, is actually an <h2> element and the company logo (...