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two <h1> headings in a wordpress blog page?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by c0ntenth|ef, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. c0ntenth|ef

    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    because of SEO reasons i use the <h1> tag for my posts headings instead of the auto <h2> that wordpress gives for each post heading but in wordpress the main blog title that appears on top of the page is also already set to <h1> my question is would it be pointless than to change the headings of my posts to <h1> since there will be two <h1>s, or would it have a seo benefit? i am gonna experience with it to see if it affects my rankings.
     
  2. legendoflink

    legendoflink Registered Member

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    Not sure if it matters, but I've always gotten the impression that H1's should be the title of your post.
     
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    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Please do report back with your experiences, but my guess is that if there even is a difference, it will be negligible.
     
  4. insider

    insider Regular Member

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    If I remember good, google's recomendation is to have only one h1 (your blog title, this can be hidden or styled with en image), and multiple h2/h3 etc (for posts in our case).

    But yeah, the difference will be slight ..
     
  5. j4froc

    j4froc Registered Member

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    Usually I change the main blog title to a css class so I use the heading tags only for my posts and pages. I think it's better to target keywords.
     
  6. dearac

    dearac Junior Member

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    I like to use just one h1. Of course that's saved for the title of every page and always has my main search term I'm targeting.

    I then use h2, h3, and so on in my posts on some of my lower level search terms.

    You can edit the word press template easily to get it just the way you want. Some themes come with this type of seo out of the box.
     
  7. c0ntenth|ef

    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    i played with the themes codes and changed it i took off the <h1> out of the header.php and replaced it with just a regular <a href, and now i can put the <h1> heading for my single posts,now just gotta wait and see.
     
  8. xpressioniz

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    I think it matters. I have tried this on all of my blogs and had success with it, 1 H1 is definitely important for SEO and targetting your main search term for the page.