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H1 vs Title tag?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by xxaxle, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. xxaxle

    xxaxle Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I'm a little confused about the two tags. When I go to inspect the page I want to rank for, it says that the title of the page has H1 tags... Does that mean the title and header 1 are the same?

    It specifically says: <h1> class = "page title" TITLE </h1>

    - is this not the same as a regular H1 tag? If not, then I should include an H1 for the KW's I want to rank for right?

    Just needed to double check this, any help is appreciated.
     
  2. se900se

    se900se Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Title is the actual title and H1 tag is the formatting
    Some themes have titles in H1 already
     
  3. ph4nt0m

    ph4nt0m Junior Member

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    <title> = in the HTML header. This is what displays on the top of the browser when on your website
    <h1> = Header 1
    <h1 class="pagetitle"> = Header 1 with a style defined in the css as pagetitle.

    For instance: if you want to use the H1 tag multiple times. The first one is black text on a white background so you just define it as <h1>. The second area where you want to use H1 is on a black background. Now the default H1 color won't show up. So you add a class to your css file saying pagetitle { color: white; }. Now when you call this h1 you would use <h1 class="pagetitle"> and it will make the text white.

    Hope that helps clear your confusing from the header title and this persons class title.
     
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  4. ContentWriter

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    Hi, @xxaxle. Most CMS platforms automatically set your title as an H1. It's a common SEO advice to include your keyword in your titles.
    You may also add your keyword on your subheadings. When we post the articles on our clients' websites, we choose H2 for the sub-headings.
     
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  5. SEO FOX

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    No Prob in that. Title will be H1 tag.
     
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  6. TyTheRuler

    TyTheRuler Registered Member

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    Title is the actual title of your page and you should try putting your keywords in your title for SEO.