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Having H1 text smaller and below H2 text

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by joewills, Feb 28, 2006.

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    Am I likely to be penalized or not given full credit by search engines for having H1 text smaller and below H2 text?
    SEMrush
     
    joewills, Feb 28, 2006 IP
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  2. vlead

    vlead Peon

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    Why would you wanna do this?
     
    vlead, Feb 28, 2006 IP
  3. Colleen

    Colleen Illustrious Member

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    I doubt you'd be penalized, it's still the H1 tag and is viewed as more important than the H2 tag no matter what styling you give it.
     
    Colleen, Feb 28, 2006 IP
  4. classifieds

    classifieds Sopchoppy Flash

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    The font size on header tags is irrelevant (you should use css to resize it).

    The order of the headers and their placement on a page really doesn't matter. The h1 could be the last line in your code but appear at the top of the screen for users via div tags/css or tables.

    But best practices are to structure them as:

    <h1>
    <h2>
    <h3>

    Similar to how you would structure a document report using a word processor.

    I personally try to keep my H1's as close to the beginning of the code as possible.
     
    classifieds, Feb 28, 2006 IP
  5. someguy

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    No you will not be penalized.

    But if you make your h1 unreadable, i.e. tiny font or same colour as the background, you will be.
     
    someguy, Feb 28, 2006 IP
  6. joewills

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    Cheers for all the feedback guys
     
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  7. ray1983

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    Indeed it is a better way to keep the most "logical" scheme like H1, H2, H3 and ofcourse not to many H-tags on your site. Good luck.
     
    ray1983, Mar 1, 2006 IP
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    normaly h1 is good for using SEO, but all SE use the all tags h1 h2 h3, but commenly h1 is used
     
    advancescripts, Mar 3, 2006 IP
  9. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #9
    We just did this the other day IIRC. CSS to make the font smaller is certainly ok.

    Use <h1> for top-level heading

    H1's and H3's are treated very differently is seems.
     
    noppid, Mar 3, 2006 IP
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    Well I would definitely recommend keeping the tags in the right order/structure if possible. Even if the search engines dont directly penalise you Im pretty sure they dont appreciate pages with poor structure, and if they suspect you of trying to use <H1> tags where they dont belong to increase the prominence of certain words you could have problems...
     
    adman_9000, Mar 3, 2006 IP