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What is Proper Header Format (HTML)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by turbopugsleylx, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys I have searched all over the place to find this with no avail...

    what is the proper header format for a website to be crawled and indexed by google?

    I am looking for the code that includes the title, description, keywords and h1 tags (are they the same thing?)

    I think I covered everything that should be in the head I just need the html code so I can plug in my info and put it on my site....

    Thanks again
    Turbo
     
  2. Grizzy

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    LMAO no you didn't.. You see, there is this crazy new way to find the answers to questions.. it's called Google..

    Google "meta tags".
     
  3. turbopugsleylx

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    I did search google....just wasn't searching the correct term apparently...I was searching along the lines of "proper header format" and such which didn't find much....
     
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    This is what I found...So is this all I need?

    <head>
    <meta name="description" content="Free Web tutorials" />
    <meta name="keywords" content="HTML,CSS,XML,JavaScript" />
    <meta name="author" content="Hege Refsnes" />
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1" />
    </head>
     
  5. Grizzy

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    Yep pretty much that's it.
     
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    One more question is the section labeled "keywords" the same thing as h1 tags? (I have heard folks even using h2 and h3 tags?)
     
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    No, the meta keyword tag defines the html document's keywords and is located in between the <head> and </head> tags, while the h1,h2,ect.. define HTML headings in the body.

    You should really read a HTML tutorial of some kind. Try this out.
     
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    I glanced over the html quick study....I am still foggy and what type of stuff gets put in the h1-6 tags and in what instances I use them? And how they play into my site ranking in G?
     
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    looks like you have no clue about seo..try reading around the forum a bit..i did i think im an expert now haha close to
     
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    Dont forget about your robots.txt in your home directory either, helps the robots find certain parts they may not crawl!
     
  11. turbopugsleylx

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    Greendolla: do you see my join date? Realize people start at different places and on different methods and niches...I know alot about offpage seo but not that much about onpage (aside from filling in the title, description, keywords on any given web 2.0 blog platform) I have never ventured into h1 tags and such and since I couldnt find good enough info by searching the forum and google(maybe im searching the wrong thing again) that why I posted the question on here....

    Fuzon: I don't really think I have pages on my site I dont want the engines to crawl...as its just a 2 page presell site I am optimizing....
     
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  12. turbopugsleylx

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    I did some looking around and the info that I found told me that the h1tag tells the search engine what my pages is about...question...doesn't the description accomplish this? and in what instances would you use the h2-6 tags?
     
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    Best advice I can give you is to find a good html tutorial site. If the one griz gave you isn't enough then search for a few more.

    You should be using bhw to learn about things specifically regarding marketing techniques, and website seo. You should also have resources to learn basic html and css, if you don't already. If you are using wp then you should also be searching the wordpress support forums. If you have a oscommerce site you should also be looking through the oscommerce forums.

    just search google for html tutorial and you will find thousands of good sites to give you the info you need. Once you learn a little from the tutorial sites, then a lot of the seo advice you've been reading on bhw will become clear to you.

    This isn't a flame, just some good advice. Different forums are good for different info. If bhw is the only forum you're trying to learn everything from then you aren't going to learn nearly as much nor as fast.

    edit - here is a thread that gives a little info about what you need in your keywords tag and description. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...73-stop-stressing-over-keywords-meta-tag.html

    Be sure to check the links that are in that thread. It explains that while you want to include the keywords and description metatags in the head section. It is much more important to include the keywords in the body of your html. You want to make sure you do both. The meta tags go in the head section. The header tags your wondering about go in the body. They let google know which terms within your content should carry more weight.

    I just looked up a good site for you to learn html
    Try this out, here is the contents page for the site.
    Code:
    http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html
    It explains every element you need to know and step by step how to put it all together.
    The info your asking about right now is in section 4.4 and section 5.5 on that site.
     
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    The header format is given below:

    <Html><Head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Arachnophilia 3.9"> <meta name="description" content="Comprehensive Documentation and information about HTML."> <meta name="keywords" content="HTML, tags, commands"> <title>The CTDP HTML Guide</title><link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"></head>
     
  15. The Captain

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    Ummm, H1- H6 are font sizes
     
  16. turbopugsleylx

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    Thanks for the info Greywolf...so h1 doesn't make that huge of a difference but If I want to use it I can just put <h1> tag </h1> around the phrase or keyword I want to use anywhere on my page?
     
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    @The Captain - If you think thats all that the header tags are, then you don't have a full understanding of their use either. A header tag is used to briefly describe the topic of the section it introduces. Information in the header tags carry more weight for the search engines when choosing what to index on your site. The header tags are structural elements, they do change the appearance of the font on your page, but if that was all it was for, it wouldn't need to be a seperate element.


    Technically you could do that, but it won't do as much good as if you use the tags correctly. Give some structure to your content using headings and subheadings, and then make sure those header tags contain your main keywords for that page.

    Be sure to look at the html tutorial site I gave you in my last post. It lets you know exactly how to build an html page, step by step and how to use all the elements properly. Then go to google and search for this term: using header tags for seo. The top results for that search are very relevant and will explain how to use the header tags to your seo advantage.