How many h1 tags should a page have? Isn’t it just one?
I just finished coding a page and the logo in the header uses image replacement to replace the name of the company enclosed in an h1 tag. So if a page should have only one h1 tag then the content should not have any h1 tags.
In that case should I customize every h1 tag text (in the logo) to reflect the page content?
So id a page is about ‘product X’ the the title will be something like ‘Company Name - Product X’. Or should just use ‘Product X’. Note that the page has a title meta tag as well where I can use the name of the company.
What is the relate between the title meta tage and the h1 tag in the content?
Normally, an H1 tag would be the main title for the content, and would be for a unique title, not a logo. I don’t think there is a huge difference between h1 and h2 in terms of SEO. Overall, I wouldn’t worry too much about this. It is one factor of hundreds.
I don’t think that Google would penalise you for using too many <h1>s, but what it would likely do is to look at how you’ve used the heading elements and decide whether it can trust them to be key headings. If you’ve got six <h1>s and they each have two or three sentences, Daddy G is going to think “this person doesn’t know what an <h1> is, I’ll just treat them all as <p>s”, and so it will just read the page as text without paying attention to how it has been marked up. Whereas if you have just two or three <h1>s and they’re all brief, just a few words in each, that may not be exactly best practice but it does at least look like you know what you’re doing with top-level headings, so Google will pay attention to the fact that those words are marked up as headings.
The rules for <h2>, <h3> and so on are to use exactly as many as you need, no more and no fewer. You shouldn’t overuse headings at any level, but if the text you are marking up counts as a heading, mark it as a heading. If you’ve got a long article that breaks down into seven sections then having seven subheadings is absolutely fine. If you’ve got a front page with seven article headlines and teasers, it’s fine to put the headlines in as subheadings, that’s entirely appropriate.
Just for fun, I used for around 5 months around 6 <h1> in one page (blog)
and noting important happened. No huge gain in ranks and no penalties from Google.
So I believe the <h1> importance it’s overestimated.
It’s a tricky one. With the new elements available in HTML5, it will be a whole lot easier, but in HTML4, you’re going to have to compromise. More often than not, I do include the logo/site branding in the <h1>, but I don’t particularly like doing it.
The best bsuited technique is that omly one H1 tag is good according to searching strategy .because google crawler concetrate on h1 tag at a time.when we have add more than on H1 tag .It may be less priorty according to crawling stratgy.
In my SEO experience we have use more 5 h1 tag in home page. h1 tag most effective for Google search engine. one more idea using your H1 tag your targeted keywords… this is one of the best way of optimize your keywords.