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Please help me understand heading tags

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Euphorix, Feb 21, 2015.

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  1. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Hi there!

    My names Zach and earlier today a buddy of mine told me Heading 2 tags are the best for SEO. I've tried to get a full understanding of what header tags are, what makes them different from each other SEO-wise, and how to utilize them properly but I'm not finding any fantastic information. I'm new to search engine optimization and affiliate marketing so any information regarding header tags would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and all the best,
    Zach
     
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    senzu Junior Member

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    Html has header tags 1-6 (<h1>,etc.). As far as I know anyways. Been a while since I last checked. Most websites I've seen use h1 for their main page/article title. Ideally the keyword you are targeting is in there as a part of the title. I use h2 for sub headings and try to throw in other smaller targeted keywords or lsi keywords. I'm still fairly new to this IM myself, so I don't know exactly how effective that is for onsite. Maybe some more experienced can chime in on that?
     
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    search engines use headings to index the structure and parse content of HTML documents, so try to add header tags carefully and follow conventions such as Google's SEO Starter Guide has. but I believe that power of headings for SEO (nowadays) is exaggerated
     
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    Get a new buddy.
     
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    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    I'm still confused as to what the header styles are doing seo-wise and how they differentiate seo-wise.
     
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    The title of blog posts are usually h1 tags, and use h2 and h3 tags within the body of those posts.Just make sure they are in order.
    H1
    H2
    H4
    H3
     
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