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Does a Wordpress title count as H1?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by toughtrasher, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    Hi, I'm just wondering if a WP title on creating a new post count as an H1 tag?
    My Traffic Travis pro tells me that I have too many H1 tags but I only have one existing. I checked my posts and the title is displayed, along with my H1 tag right below it.

    Thanks
     
  2. Bruut

    Bruut Regular Member

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    Look the code? Right click inspect for Firefox and Chrome.
     
  3. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    Yeah, just double checked and it says "h1.title" for the title and "h1" for the H1 tag.
    Should I just be leaving my post titles blank?
     
  4. awmnet

    awmnet Newbie

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    you can change titles to h2 in this case
     
  5. KevinA

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    If you're using Firefox, just hit Cntrol+U and look at the source code.
    fyi, just checked couple of my sites and the Post titles are h1 tags.
     
  6. KevinA

    KevinA Regular Member

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    Yep good idea. Delete the title (make sure the url doesn't change) and then above your body text, enter your title and select 'Heading 2' or 'Heading 3' from that list.
     
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    JDIZM Junior Member

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    You can inspect the html elements to find out. Download firebug & seoquake for firefox and your laughing.
    However the answer to your question in yes.
     
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    Yes. That is true. A WP title on creating a new post count as an H1 tag.
     
  9. toughtrasher

    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    Is it a good idea to just remove my existing H1 tag that I manually put and just keep my title as it is?
    I need the title tag for my newer posts so that I get the permalink optimized.

    Or, instead of removing the H1 tag, should I change it to H2? :)
     
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    UltimatedEmon Newbie

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    Whatever it takes to have one and only one H1 tag. Make sure the theme you're using or the seo plugin is not adding too many H1's or making your Title and H2.
     
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    toughtrasher Senior Member

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    So, you're saying to just have the title and make my existing H1 tag into a H2?
    Can't really understand you but thanks for mentioning only having one H1 tag. I'll go change that now.
     
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    souldetective Regular Member

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    Normally it is h1. but you must need to check it in viewsource. depends on the theme you are using.
     
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    How many posts on front page? if posts are more than 1, then it will show more than 1 h1 tag while fetching results for home page
     
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    I thought it was a bad thing to have too much H1 on one page, like an over-optimization thing?
     
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    Okay, I've changed the H1 to an H2 and left the title there as it is.

    This has already been said on the thread..
    Thanks for the reply though.

    Nope it's not that problem because I have a static home page. My home page is only one post, so that can't be it.

    I'm not too sure about having more than one H1 tag on one page, but I think it is overoptimization, that's why I changed it :D
     
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    I've found that a lot of theme developers use h1/h2/h3/etc for every post title / sidebar heading / etc. So you end up with a page that looks ok but when viewing the source there's 45 h1's.

    Basic SEO understanding should be required before you're allowed to put out anything someone else will be using.
     
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    Normally yes. h1.title.

    If that is the case it's best NOT to use another H! in the body unless the article or post is well over 800 words.
    One H1 tag per 800 (preferably 1000) use a H" tag.
    Son't always use the keyword you are after in multiple posts. Use associated words and phrases to add depth and context.

    Scritty
     
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    Hmm, well I'll check Traffic Travis if it still displays too much H1 tags in the page and report back here :)

    So having 2 H2 tags is not okay if my content is only 500 words?
     
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    I wouldn't have that many no

    500 words would be title, one H1 and one H2 maximum (if title was H1 I would reduce that)

    Just 18 months ago the rules were different, but with over op penalties - I wouldn't risk it.

    Scritty
     
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    Get all in one Seo and you have control of the title of every post/page. It's a free plugin search for it in WP