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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Are you using H1 Header tag for your Blog Title

Web designer also make great SEO experts, but not all. That brings me to my topic. Is your Blog Title using H1 Header Tag?

Most designers encompasses the title within the Header H1 tag, but still however I would insist you to make a double check. I have found cases where some free Wordpress themes were using as low as H4 Header tag for their Title.

Are you using H1 Header tag for your Blog Title

How to make the check?

The page to find the content we are looking for varies from theme to theme. However, in you theme directory you will have something similar to following pages where you can hunt down and make changes.

Single.php – For displaying single posts

Full-post.php – For displaying full post on front page

Excerpts.php – For displaying excerpts on your front page

There might be other pages also you need to check out depending your theme structure.

Open the page in a text editor like Notepad++, and hunt down something which looks like this

<h2 class=”post-title”>
<a href=”<?php the_permalink(); ?>” title=”<?php the_title(); ?>”><?php the_title(); ?></a>
</h2>

Replace H1 with H2 (this might be H3 or H4 also). No rocket science but often ignored.

Proper Header tags usage on your Blog
Let us visualize in the following example, how your header tags should be used optimally.

This is  a demo Header H1 tag

This is a very crucial tag from SEO perspective. Make sure your Blog Title uses this Tag and not H2 or H3. Header tags are used by Search Engines to distribute importance among the various elements of your page.

This is a demo Header H2 tag

If our post can be broken down in parts, make sure you use H2 Header tags to bring out the Important sections of the post.

This are demo Header H3 tag

H3 Header tag should highlight subsections of the post. Beyond H3 we normally do not need Header tag unless you have a very very lengthy post. However you can use Header Tag H4, H5 and H6

Other aspects to consider

Bold text should be used to highlight important points in text, such as main keywords. Italics does not adds weight from Search Engine Perspective but can be very useful to cite examples. If you wish to highlight something, you can use underline or blockquote for the same. This tips look very simple and child’s play but believe me, they are often ignored. And you end up paying dollars to a SEO expert for making these petty changes.

So what is your Blog post structure? Did you find any discrepancy in your Blog Design? Let us know your views and tips via comments.

Have a nice day ..!!

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