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About H Tags? how many can we use in an article?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ProductionsDream, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. ProductionsDream

    ProductionsDream Junior Member

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    Hello all,

    So i have a pillar post with lots of subtopics...and i have been using the h3 on each topic. I have like 30 H3 tags - ive use those SEO site analyzers and on the analisys it said that i have to much H3 Tags and that it can be considered Spam

    I would like to know how many H tags can we use?

    Can someone help me out on this please?

    thanks
     
  2. charliebrooker

    charliebrooker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    As many as you want. As long as each is a non-spammy title and has body text under it, why would you worry about it?
     
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  3. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    A lot of SEO site analysers are a waste of time. If you have that much content that 30 h3 tags are appropriate, then use 30 h3 tags.

    Read these:
    https://yoast.com/headings-use/
    http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en//webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf (Page 20)
     
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  4. PeakDaddySawn

    PeakDaddySawn Newbie

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    Conor- thanks for the links, useful information. So is it preferable to use only H1 tags for page titles or headers? like my themes code framework's H1 tag is a pretty big font, would using H2 instead(in place of H1) reflect poorly on pages?

    I think i did that on some posts of mine, cuz i was lazy to change it, even though it would take like 5 seconds to push the changes.
     
  5. Mr Vlad

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    Usually yes, H1 is left for the page title/header. If it's a big font you can easily make it smaller.. Inspect the page code, check if the H1 title has a custom id or class and add a custom css to it using !important

    example:
    .title-class {font-size: 20px!important}
    #title-id {font-size: 20px!important}

    For H2 I'd say a couple per page is good. H3 tags can be as many as you want, as it was previously said. As long as it's a title of some content. If you have a list of H3 titles one after another, it may look a bit unnatural, so make sure there is relevant content below each one.
     
  6. Conor

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    I've heard mixed theories about that.

    Personally, I like to have one h1 tag for the main site title, a few h2 tags for main headings, and h3 tags for subheadings.