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WP:H1 TAGs for headlines and main page

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Scipio00, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Scipio00

    Scipio00 Regular Member

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    Which configuration do you use for Wordpress blogs regarding H1 headlines?

    Do you put every headline of your articles in H1 or H2?
    Is it possible that on the subpages the headline is H1 but on the mainpage it is H2?


    So right now i have the following szenario:

    Every Articleheadline is H1, so on the mainsite i have many H1 Headlines and unfortunately often noone of them is containing my mainkeywords that i´m targetting with my mainpage. So no the best szenario!
     
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    true3000 Regular Member

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    You only want one h1 title on any given page...so take the primary keyword that your targeting and have it present in the h1 title...the current h1 titles you have should be converted to h2 titles. The reason I suggest this is because search engines regard h1 titles as being more important than h2, h2 more so than h3, and so on...but the more h1 titles you have on a given page, the less authority and value that h1 presents...

    Now, while h1 titles are only a fraction of the picture if all on-page seo components are implemented correctly it can and will help rankings...

    hopefully that answers your question...

    EDIT: This is purely from an SEO standpoint and may or may not be easy to implement in WP.
     
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    HI.. I would always recommend your main keyword being there in every article heading. Using H1 tag has quite a bit of importance and you would not want to let go of it.

    Correct me if am wrong, but if you add the H2 tag in the article page instead of the H1, it would appear the same on the article page and the home page. I'm not sure if you can make the headings appear in H1 on one page, and H2 in the home page. I might be wrong though, CSS might help.
     
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  4. Scipio00

    Scipio00 Regular Member

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    Well... the basics i know.

    The problem is: I have to choose!
    I i create on H1 headline for my homepage and make all article headlines H2, my subpages don´t have H1 headlines (because i transformed them to H2).

    Right now all my subpages have one H1 Headline - so perfect for them, but bad for my mainpage.
     
  5. popsickle

    popsickle Newbie

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    I changed one of my blogs recently to have a H1 tag for the blog title and H2 tags for each post title on the main page and a H2 tag for the blog title and a H1 tag for the post title on the post page.

    It can be done easily with a few changes in single.php and stylesheet.css.
     
  6. efwebs

    efwebs Regular Member

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    you should be able to change the tags around the title in the single post file and whichever one is for the home page (main index template?)

    you might need to add a "class" in the stylesheet too to make the appearance the same but change the value of the H tag
     
  7. Scipio00

    Scipio00 Regular Member

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    Thank you guys, i think exactly that i´m searching.

    Anybody knows a plugin for that? I already searched and now i looked into the files you are telling me - but a little bit difficult for me.