How To Use H1-H6 HTML Elements Proper SEO

How To Use H1-H6 HTML Elements Proper SEO

Google Will Use H1,H2,H3,H4,H5 & H6 As Titles For Page

I like finding Google’s limits. I ran a quick test to see if Google will use any H Tag as a page title if for some reason it does not like the page title element you give it (as I thought it might).

The result was if the title element is, Google can use any available heading, be it an H1, H2, H3 H4 H5 or H6 as the page title.

for top-level heading

is the HTML element for the first level heading of a web document:
If the document is stand-alone, for example ‘Everything you want to know about SEO’, the top-level heading is probably the same as the title. If it is part of a collection, for example an introductory section on ‘SEO then and now’ in a collection of pages about ‘search engine optimisation’, then the top level heading should assume a certain amount of context; just write

SEO Then and Now

while the title should work in any context:
Everything you want to know about SEO
Everyday usage sees the Page Title Element of a page often repeated as the H1 of the page.

The six heading elements, H1 through H6, denote section headings. Although the order and occurrence of headings is not constrained by the HTML DTD, documents should not skip levels (for example, from H1 to H3), as converting such documents to other representations is often problematic. W3C

However, you do not need to use all six HTML elements to structure your pages.

For example:

<h1>Website Designing<h1>
<p>Here is some text</p>
<h2>HTML 5</h2>
<p>Here is some text</p>
<h2>CSS</h2>
<p>Here is some text</p>

I always only use one H1 Element on any page. Google has recommended this in the past.

Many argue that having more than one H1 per page is sensible in some instances (and HTML5 certainly allows for this).

In the end – it will depend entirely on the site you want to make and the audience it serves. I think it is important to KEEP IMPLEMENTATION CONSISTENT across your entire site to maximise usability. If using multiple H1 – I certainly would not be stuffing them with keywords.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *