- July 4, 2018
- Posted by: Atul Raikwar
- Category: SEO
Header tags, also known as heading tags, is the largest and the most important tag on an individual page of a website. Before the emergence of the web pages, mediums like books, newspapers, and magazines used header text to introduce or break long writing blocks with larger text, and different fonts.
Header tags used to perform some sort of work after websites were introduced in 1990. These tags were represented by a capital H followed by a numerical. The header tags make text bigger, bold, and easy to read.
Each website chooses their H1 tags differently, some make the, along with complete sentences, and others limit them to one or two simple sentences that go with the title of the page. The H1 tags help include keywords relevant to the content page which is a benefit to the SEO.
People usually use H1 tags on websites and don’t even realize that they are using it. If you use content management system(CMS), then your website automatically creates these tags based on the content you have entered.
You Can Check Your H1 Tag by Following These Steps.
1. Open one of your pages in your Internet browser of choice.
2. Press the CTRL and U keys on your keyboard. This will open a new tab with HTML code in it.
3. Now press the CTRL and F keys. Type in <h1 and see if anything highlights. If so, this means you have an H1 tag on your page!
4. If you find an H1 tag, take note of what it is. If you do not find one, search for <h2 or <h3 to see if you have any headers on your page and take note of those.
And, if you do not use CMS, these are the steps you need to follow
Open the page you want to edit in a code editor, Notepad on Windows and TextEdit on Mac can both edit and save HTML files. Find the location where you want to add an H1 tag. It should be beneath the <body> tag, but above the <p> tags and other text and images on your page.
H1 Tags in SEO
H1 tag does not impact the SEO directly but it provides a lot of indirect benefits. H1 tags can help to improve your rankings in search results. The combination of relevant keywords important content makes the H1 tag important. Here’s how you can optimize SEO using H1 tags.
Keep an H1 on Each and Every Page
H1 is like a headline, an introduction to what you are writing. If you will write body without an introduction then it will create a chaos among the readers as if they have logged into the right page or not. So, keep H1 on each and every page.
Make H1 Tags Unique
Keep your H1 tags unique. There is no value of duplicate content. Moreover, unique content is what helps you get good ranking.
Use Accurate Keywords
It is very important for SEO to use accurate and descriptive keywords.
Creative H1 Tags
Try not to use big and lengthy H1 tags and make your tags as creative as you can.