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Is it best to use H1 or H2 tags for your main headings

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by gloveless, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    I've heard recent debate about this; Google essentially ignoring H1 tags and giving H2 the weight.
    SEMrush
    Anyone have any idea about this?
     
    gloveless, Jul 24, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. oseymour

    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    #2
    total nonsense about Google ignoring h1
     
    oseymour, Jul 24, 2007 IP
  3. easywab

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    #3
    H1 tag is better .
     
    easywab, Jul 24, 2007 IP
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    kentuckyslone Notable Member

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    #4
    Yes, I think you should use h1 near the top with important keywords.

    If the text appears to be too large you can control it using your CSS
     
    kentuckyslone, Jul 24, 2007 IP
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    seomax Banned

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    #5
    H1 and H2 both are important...................
     
    seomax, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    #6
    yes, nothing for difference for such case
     
    leede, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    #7
    google not ignore h1 or h2. If you use h1 and h2 tag in your site its very helpful to you.
     
    Ravi yadav, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    #8
    put your keyword phrase in H1 tags on your page. This tells Google that the following text is about your keyword phrase. Google weights H1 tags nearly as highly as title tags.
     
    rana_sandhya, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    #9
    In google view h1 and h2 tag is very good for your site.
     
    vk_lisbon, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    mark_kris Banned

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    #10
    h1 tag is more relevant...
     
    mark_kris, Jul 25, 2007 IP
  11. yogesh sarkar

    yogesh sarkar Well-Known Member

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    Now why would Google do that? It's like saying Google is ignoring home page now and focusing on category pages.
     
    yogesh sarkar, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    #12
    Google definitely does not ignore h1 tags - use h1 as it was intended to be used for main headings, and h2 (possibly even h3, h4, h5 and h6) for subheadings.
     
    norfstar, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    rana_sandhya Peon

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    #13
    We are saying that H1 tag is an important tag.

    Google uses something called the Googlebot to look around the Internet at websites,those bots read each page and automatically list the page in Google's indexes under keywords based on their relevance in the page.

    Googlebot is a web browser without a screen, it understands the basic rules of HTML in that it places more importance or relevance on an <h1> heading tag than an <h2> and so on.
     
    rana_sandhya, Jul 25, 2007 IP
  14. yogesh sarkar

    yogesh sarkar Well-Known Member

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    #14
    My comment was meant for the OP!
     
    yogesh sarkar, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    #15
    Gloveless, every body is right h1 tag and h2 tag doesn't harmful for our site. Google is likes to h1 tag and h2 tag.
     
    siddharth_kumar, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    uca Well-Known Member

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    #16
    Yeah, and there can be other issues too, such as line break, line height, etc.

    But it's very effective in terms of SEO.
     
    uca, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    #17
    Header tags are in hierarchy order, H1 main and of high importance and following up to h4 etc, if h4 would of give more weight and importance to the content it would be named h1 (hold on, that makes no sense).
     
    Trapped, Jul 25, 2007 IP
  18. Noddegamra

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    #18
    h1 definately. I've never heard of the h2 rumour before but I'm sure it's not true.
     
    Noddegamra, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    dynamicseo Banned

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    #19
    Agreed with you Noddegamra, Google always be in the favour of giving some specific improtance to main keyword and hadings...
     
    dynamicseo, Jul 25, 2007 IP
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    #20
    Its not truth that googe is not giving importance to h1 or h2 tags.
     
    prima, Jul 25, 2007 IP