do i have to many h2 tags on my home page

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do i have to many h2 tags on my home page

Post by seaside man » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:28 pm

hi, my is site www.in2town.co.uk and i am trying to optimize the different sections of my site, for example, on the home page i am trying to get it to rank for lifestyle magazine, but i am worried that the articles i have on the home page which are in h2 could be doing damage to my goal

i would like to know if the title of the articles should be h2 or h3 and if anyone has any advice for me to rank well for lifestyle magazine.

since the upgrade we have been having problems and i would like to receive some advice on how to sort this problem out.

i am finding it hard with it being a magazine site and lack of space to optimize for certain keywords.

any help would be great
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Re: do i have to many h2 tags on my home page

Post by jzlcdh » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:00 pm

According to my copy of "Inbound Marketing and SEO" they "are useful for telling search bots how pages are structured". So I should not worry about it but think about content, and maybe other SEO stuff like http://schema.org/NewsArticle if you have not done so already.

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Re: do i have to many h2 tags on my home page

Post by seaside man » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:37 pm

i have the tiles of the sections on the home page h3, for example lifestyle magazine story of the day, as an example, and article titles on the home page as h2, just thinking i should change these around, h2 for titles and h3 for article titles
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Re: do i have to many h2 tags on my home page

Post by PaulMore » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:25 pm

If your looking for perfection then h1 is the best for an Article title, many templates use H1 as the logo which isn't necessary because you can markup the logo with just a standard span and even use schema to further improve the markup.

You should view H1, H2, H3 and so on as chapters in a book, so for example say you had a book with mini stories it should look something like:

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<h1>Book Title</h1>
<h2>Story One</h2>
<h3>Chapter One</h3>
<h3>Chapter Two</h3>
<h3>Chapter Three</h3>
<h2>Story Two</h2>
<h3>Chapter One</h3>
<h3>Chapter Two</h3>
<h3>Chapter Three</h3>
Or another real day example could be something like:

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<h1>Top 5 Best Fruits for Your Health</h1>
<h2>1. Strawberries</h2>
<p>Introduction</p>
<h3>Vitamins in Strawberries<h3>
<ul>
<li>Example</li>
<li>Example</li>
<li>Example</li>
</ul>
<h4>High in Vitamin D<h4>
<p>Maybe a little bit about the high vitamin D found in Strawberries, this becomes h4 because its a secondary 'nest' or chapter from h3 and still apart of h2 because its about the same fruit</p>
<h2>2. Pineapple</h2>
<p>And rinse and repeat the same logic</p>
But with this said Google has the ability to relise that h1 is the site name and h2 should be treated as the H1 there after, but if your looking for absolute best way of doing it then only one h1 through, again both are accepted by Google from my own tests and others, check out Matt Cutt's video is multiple H1's bad for SEO > http://www.[youtube].com/watch?v=GIn5qJKU8VM

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Re: do i have to many h2 tags on my home page

Post by seaside man » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:01 pm

so for my home page, www.in2town.co.uk, what should i be doing. i am trying to rank for lifestyle magazine, and all my articles titles are currently in h2, but i am worried that these h2 titles would make google not understand that the home page should rank for lifestyle magazine, as i have section titles that are currently in h3 and h2, just wondering if my article titles on my home page should be in h3 and the section titles should be in h2
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Re: do i have to many h2 tags on my home page

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:39 pm

You should switch h2 and h3, as it looks that h3 is the parent of h2.

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Re: do i have to many h2 tags on my home page

Post by seaside man » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:48 pm

cheers for that
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