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Are h1 tags and meta desc worth filling out?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rockme12, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. rockme12

    rockme12 Regular Member

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    Hey guys. So I forgot to edit some information on my website before it ranked for some keywords. Now I checked and found that I did not put any meta description or h1 tags on that website. Is it worth dropping my rankings from the 2nd page to edit my h1 and meta description?
     
  2. Veyron

    Veyron BANNED BANNED

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    Yes as these are used to determine what your page is about by Google and it's important that these are used and "filled out".

    Veyron
     
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    Yes.
    Why do you think it will hurt your rankings and not help them? ;)
     
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  4. rockme12

    rockme12 Regular Member

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    Another question. For the h1 tag, isn't the wordpress title field already h1? Or do I have to come up with two different titles?
     
  5. banchi08

    banchi08 Regular Member

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    Yeah the title field is by default the meta title and h1. It's better to vary them I suppose, like Santa Monica Plumbers for meta title then Santa Monica Plumbing Company or any other variation for wp title. You can edit them in all-in-one seo or other plugins.
     
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    Wordpress actually handles tags and titles pretty poorly for my liking - I use a plugin called SEO by Yoast, which allows you to create a unique title for each page, as well as specify the other tag values.
     
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    Search for WordPress SEO plugins here on BHW. There are plenty, and in the long run, it will only better your rankings.
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Don't use H1 but always do meta title and description. You won't lose your ranking for putting them in, you can change the whole article to a picture of a penis an it will still rank for a couple of days.
     
  9. Haz136

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    As i am a little confused with this aswell, when you enter a post title is this counted as a h1 tag? Also, I have the All in one SEO pack and edit the title and description for each post I make. Is that good enough or do I need to do more?
     
  10. reallife

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    It all depends on what your WP theme does - it will set the post title by default as *something* but you have to look at the theme (or look at the source code of your post after you make it) to see whether it makes the post title H1, H2 or something else.
    Using the all in one SEO pack the way you describe will take care of the meta description problem - you still need to see what H-tags your theme is using, though, if you want to make sure you have an h1 and an h2 on each page.
     
  11. Haz136

    Haz136 Junior Member

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    Ok so it is good practice for seo to have a H1 and H2 title on every post you make?
     
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    But just dont post too many H1 tags only one H1 tag is enough. And Meta description play very important role and it will not harm your current ranking. I have did this in past for both meta title and description and manage to stay on top while implementing.
     
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    It's good to have h1, h2 and meta desc set up, definitely counts when doing seo.
     
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    Ofcourse, H1 tags and meta description is worth filling.
    But only one H1 tag is needed per page and meta description should be between 100 to 150 characters. The Meta description tag provides a brief description of your page which can be used by search engines or directories. This description can affect your search engine rankings, and can also show up directly in search engine results.
     
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    not so important these days.mat cunt just said that.
     
  16. rockme12

    rockme12 Regular Member

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    This makes more sense because h1 tags next to the title are so ugly. It looks so stuffed.
     
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    agree but still just go for it , its not such a big job to do and it doesnt hurt so why not
     
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    Don't use more than one H1 tag. Use H2 and H3 if you need to. Your meta description doesn't influence your ranking, it's just good for CTR. People will read that and know what your site is about. Fill it in.
     
  20. rockme12

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    So when I edit the h1, it just puts both titles(Meta title and H1 title) together. Is that how it is supposed to look?