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05-06-2004, 07:46 AM
I have heard allot of talk about the H1-H6 headings, and was hoping someone could cleer it up for me.
First off, When I make a page, I really never use the "Heading" Fonts. I ussually just resize what ever text I am using and Type it towards the top of the page. I beleive by doing this I am missing out on The "H1" tag line in the Html, and that may make a diffrence?
Also, if it does make a diffrence, is it bennefitial to use the other Headings through the page for there tags as well?
Thank You, Jason
05-06-2004, 09:33 AM
You're definitely losing something by not using H1 headings in your text. Remember, you can use your CSS to redeclare h1...h6 to be any size/typeface you want, which accomplishes the same thing manually changing the text size and keeps the file size down a bit, which are 2 VERY good things.
As for how far I would go with the h1 tags. I would reccommend only using 1 h1 tag per page (unless the page topic fits on 2 pages) you can use a h2 between major sections in a page, and I rarely ever use h3 or lower. If you want to see a good example of using heading tags, check out seo-guy's homepage and view the source.
05-06-2004, 11:45 AM
Hmm, checking out the SEO-Guy site, I see your using all H1 tags throughout the the page, no use of H2 seen, maybee i am missing somthing?
But I did take notice, that every H1 tag contained jeywords from the pages title.....
Thanks Again Bob :D
05-06-2004, 01:11 PM
I looked at the SEO Guy myself just now, and found several instances of H2. But you still got the main point from looking at it anyways. (i found 3 different h2 tags)
05-06-2004, 01:49 PM
Oh, ok I see em now, there hidden pretty well at the bottom, I was scannin the left side of the HTML code.
Ok, so theres a few H1 tags on the page, and a few H2 tags.
Does one have more weight than the other?
If I use a H1 tag for page title, and a H2 tag for subtitles on the page, is the H2 valued the same?
Does a search engine look or feel that H1 Text containing a keyword, is weighed heavier than a one found in a H2 tag?
Bob, thanks for your patience with me, :D
05-06-2004, 01:55 PM
Yes, the H1 gets more weight than the H2 (which makes sense), but it's important not to overuse the H1. Remember, write the page as you would want to read it. For an informational page, you'd want to have a page title (H1) at the top, and then divide the different sections with subtitles (H2). If you have H1's everywhere, then it doesn't make much sense, does it?
H2's aren't valued as highly as H1s, but you can't overuse the H1, or else it doesn't have as much meaning anymore.
As for your last question, lately I've been doing a thing where I make my H1 match my <title> attr as closely as possible, and have seen some very positive results by doing this. For h2's i like to make them comprise of the sub-keywords on the page, or even just components of the main keywords. Make it flow, and you'll do well, and using h tags as a component for flow control is key.
05-06-2004, 04:45 PM
Thanks Bob, Remind me to get you a new sombrero for your duck, next time in Rocky Point, Mexico :D
I owe you one
05-06-2004, 04:54 PM
umm.... my "duck" is actually a monkey... he's the mexican seo programming monkey.... but he thanks you for assuming he's a duck. :eek:
you could just send me a new set of 18" wheels instead if you'd like :cool: :D
05-06-2004, 08:08 PM
well if you drive a volvo 740 I can help ya out
05-06-2004, 08:51 PM
Nah, i drive an Impreza RS
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