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Many people suggest changing <h1> in blog posts to optimise this for search engines.

What would be the best tips according to you? :)

Hey Bruce welcome to Daniweb.

Everybody does this a little differently.

I rarely use the <h1> and when I do it is because it is an important heading; in which a primary keyphrase is generally located (along with other words to give the complete phrase meaning). I make sure that I have at least one <h2> on the same page and that the <h2> is below the <h1> in the HTML. This shows the search engine that there is structure to the way the content is organized. Usually I would want to add relevant content (related to the heading) immediately below a heading tag, but not always. This is also the natural way a document is expected to be layed out.

Sometimes I may want to use a heading tag as a caption for an image. I may even feel it is important enough to merit a <h1>. In these cases, it is usually wise to define the image in an image alt attribute and have some related paragraph content nearby.

Good Example:
<h1>Here's my important Keyphrase.</h1>
<p>relevant content to h1</p>
<h2>This Keyphrase is of secondary importance.</h2>
<p>relevant content to h2</p>

Bad Example:
<p>random content</p>
<h3>secondary keyphrase</h3>
<h1>secondary keyphrase</h1>
<p>random content</p>
<h6>primary keyphrase</h6>

Edited by canadafred: corrections


Right, h1 tag does have its values for keyword ranking purpose. You should have one h1 element on your page with your main targeted keyword for that certain page. :)


I have doubt whether <h1> and alt (for image) texts are important from the point of view of SEO. It would be better, if someone clarifies in this forum.

Thanks in advance.

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