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    H1 tags. How much is too much?

    I am going to start an appliance review site powered by wordpress and I have made few changes in my theme to make it SEO friendly. I have put the post titles in H1 tags, including the home page.

    this is the demo of the theme I am using

    Now, all the post titles in the Home page and the post titles in Featured Posts slide are in H1. So there will be like more than 10 H1 tags in my homepage..not to mention in "category" and "archive" pages too..

    Do you think I am over-optimising?? U think google wont like this??

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    It is much.

    One h1 per page.

    On frontpage put site title in the h1.

    Blogposts in the h2.

    On single posts remove h1 from title and put blogposts titles in h1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    It is much.

    One h1 per page.

    On frontpage put site title in the h1.

    Blogposts in the h2.

    On single posts remove h1 from title and put blogposts titles in h1.
    I can change the header tags of my blogposts but how can I put site title in H1 in home page and H2 in single posts?? Currently my theme doesnt show the site title in Header tags at all..can you help me with this??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rome9t9 View Post
    I can change the header tags of my blogposts but how can I put site title in H1 in home page and H2 in single posts?? Currently my theme doesnt show the site title in Header tags at all..can you help me with this??
    Find theme simplebalance for wordpress
    you should figure out from his header.php index.php and single.php
    how to do it. It is simple.

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    Rules of thumb:

    H1 should be used for your header, and should have your most important keywords.

    H2 should be used for Blog Post Titles, etc.

    H3 should be used for mini-headers inside of blog posts.

    You should not use header tags inside of sidebars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zash View Post
    Rules of thumb:

    H1 should be used for your header, and should have your most important keywords.

    H2 should be used for Blog Post Titles, etc.

    H3 should be used for mini-headers inside of blog posts.

    You should not use header tags inside of sidebars.
    If you do that on all pages then you are logo freak

    Why should you keep h1 in header for blogposts? Blogpost title is more important then site title in that case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    If you do that on all pages then you are logo freak

    Why should you keep h1 in header for blogposts? Blogpost title is more important then site title in that case.
    How so? You can set it up so that an image appears instead of the keywords you specify for h1, like on http://www.guardtunnel.com:

    I have an <h1>unblock myspace proxy</h1> but the logo appears there instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zash View Post
    How so? You can set it up so that an image appears instead of the keywords you specify for h1, like on http://www.guardtunnel.com:

    I have an <h1>unblock myspace proxy</h1> but the logo appears there instead.
    You see you are putting logo on every blogpage in h1. As I said logo freak.
    If you have image without alt text as logo then you dont need h1 at all,
    since Search Engine dont have a clue about what is image then h1 will be useless.
    If you have alt tag for image then h1 have sense but not for subpages.

    If you have lets say one page about skype tutorial then that is your main topic for that page and that title need to be in the h1.
    Since you will then rank better for skype tutorial and people will go there with natural keyword not with unblock myspace proxy.

    Only frontpage need to have logo in h1. And only frontpage needs to aim on site name, why to be competition for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellas View Post
    You see you are putting logo on every blogpage in h1. As I said logo freak.
    If you have image without alt text as logo then you dont need h1 at all,
    since Search Engine dont have a clue about what is image then h1 will be useless.
    If you have alt tag for image then h1 have sense but not for subpages.

    If you have lets say one page about skype tutorial then that is your main topic for that page and that title need to be in the h1.
    Since you will then rank better for skype tutorial and people will go there with natural keyword not with unblock myspace proxy.

    Only frontpage need to have logo in h1. And only frontpage needs to aim on site name, why to be competition for yourself.
    I have no clue what you mean by logo freak...

    And I don't think you get it. Basically, what guardtunnel.com does is to HUMANS it shows an image, but to SEARCH ENGINES it shows an H1. So it looks good.

    And if you plan on targetting a different keyword on every single page than you are not going to do well on search engines. Choose a keyword and stick to it. Use H2 for different keywords per pages.
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    Thanks Hellas for that info. I am checking it out now..

    @Zash, In your website, each page that you create has to be optimised for a certain keyword. Suppose you have a dog training website..then you must have something like "Dog Training Guides" in your home page in h1 tags. But in this website you will make posts on say, "How to Train German Shepard"...now if you use "Dog Training Guide" in h1 tags in this post, then it will be tough for you to rank for that KW cos it is too competitive.

    But, if you put "How to Train German Shepard" in h1 tags then your chances of getting SE traffic rises...

    Checkout these links for more info:

    WordPress SEO - Search Engine Optimization for your Blog
    Semantic HTML and Search Engine Optimization - Opera Developer Community

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