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H1 and H2 Tags on Homepage?

#1
I have a question to people who are already experimenting with H1,H2 tags on their websites? How many H1 tags you use on the home page of your website? What you choose as your H1 tag? The title of the website or the article title?

I have been using H1 tags for post article titles but I was wondering if I could set a H1 tag on my homepage also. What are you experiments with H1 tags? Is it better to use only H2 tags and below on homepage or H1 is recommended?
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#2
What I have learned is that you should only have one <h1> on the page and that it should be the heading of the page, not the site name. In the <title> tag I usually put the same, or similar text as in the <h1> but I think more about what will show in the SERP. If there are plenty of room on the page I can allow the <h1> to be a bit longer than the <title>.

I'm not sure how important the <h1> tag is for SEO these days, though. From what I have heard googlebot cares more about how it actually looks on the page than what tags you use.
#3
I use H1, h2 and h3 on my index page. They have nothing to do with SEO. It has to do with layout and how you want things to appear on the page.
#4
(08-05-2015, 02:12 PM)Peter Wrote: From what I have heard googlebot cares more about how it actually looks on the page than what tags you use.
Right, especially the one that tests for responsiveness. I still have to get a good handle on that one.

#5
For plain HTML sites it's generally like this
H1= site title (should appear on every page)
H2= page title
H3, H4, etc= shows sections on a page.

If you're using WordPress, you usually only really need to worry about H3 and below.
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#6
Guys thanks for the suggestions. I understand that most of you prefer to use H1 for Site Name however, if your site is using a logo, how is it possible to assign a H1 tag for site title? In that cast, is it better to leave the H1 tag for main index?
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#7
I usually don't use h1 . It's really big and causes some kind of discomfort for people. In my mind h2 and h4 are the best for your posts.
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#8
@hitterman Have you looked at CSS image replacement?
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#9
(08-12-2015, 12:53 AM)Tobymaro Wrote: I usually don't use h1 . It's really big and causes some kind of discomfort for people. In my mind h2 and h4 are the best for your posts.

You can change the size to whatever you want using CSS.

Code:
h1
{
    font-size: 120%;
}
#10
My recommendations

H1 tag - one per page used as the content heading.

H2 or H3 tag - use below h1 to give headings (intros) to new paragraphs.

---------------- example -----------------

Logo goes here

Nav goes here

H1 goes here
Paragraph goes here:Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

H2 goes here
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

----------------- end example -------------------

Only use 1 H1 tag per page, at the very top of content after logo and main nav. If your using a web template purchased/ freely downloaded check the code, so many web designers overlook it, an example would be wrapping the logo in a H1.

The H1 is the page descriptive page title, very important for seo. make it user readable friendly, do not keyword stuff it.

Hope that helps.
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#11
Try to use atleast h1 and h2 tag on homepage.

Put your website title or main heading within h1 tag and put your important keyword within h1 tags without doing spam.

Put your secondary keyword within h2 tag.

This is one of the important Google ranking factor.
#12
Well since Google is most important when it comes to SEO, maybe it would be best for you to read Google SEO starter guide:

http://static.googleusercontent.com/medi...-guide.pdf

You can find all the basic info there, including how h1,h2,h3 ...h6 tags.
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#13
Well you need to learn a bit more - H1,H2 obviously goes with seo to make article seo effective. No thats depends on what keywords you choose , then keyword relevancy and keyword density. H1 , H2 , H3 all must contain the keywords you are making target. Don't overdo it else it will look spammy and not ethical with respect to SEO.
#14
(08-15-2015, 04:26 PM)misharnet Wrote: Well since Google is most important when it comes to SEO, maybe it would be best for you to read Google SEO starter guide:

http://static.googleusercontent.com/medi...-guide.pdf

You can find all the basic info there, including how h1,h2,h3 ...h6 tags.

Thanks a lot for that link @misharnet , i've read a bit and looks really useful!
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#15
The most important thing that I currently remember is to use H1 only once in your pages, and it should be the header or the title that represent that specific page's content.
#16
You should use just one H1 tag per page if you are thinking in SEO, and beetwen 1 to 4 H2 tags. I did it in my web sites always
  




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