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Need help with H1 & H2 tags (5 posts)

  1. bmb2526
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have had my theme on my blog for many months now and I have just recently realized why my posts weren't ranking as high as they used to. Maybe. Let me just ask to be clear first, will miss-use of h1 tags hurt your ranking?

    Here's my dilema, when I ran an SEO test for my site, I noticed that I have tons of h1 tags and NOT ANY h2, h3, etc. tags.
    You can see what I'm talking about here: http://goo.gl/YSTTy
    H1 tags for posts, pages, widgets, tags, etc. where those should be h2/h3 tags.

    For reference, here's my website: goo.gl/lF2u5

    Basically, I just want to know how and if I can change the tag structure so that the home page uses the h1 tag, blog posts and pages are h2 tags, while the categories are h3 tags?

    I have contacted the theme developer but he has yet to reply so I'm hoping to get some help on here.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You would need to go through all the theme files and recode the places where those h tags are used - both in the php files and the CSS. Unless you are quite familiar with code, I would not recommend it.

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    To address the rest of your question - there are lots of opinions out there about multiple h1 tags - given that the structure of HTML5 "allows" h1 tags for each section on a page. How search engines interpret that is of much debate. So I would not necessarily assume that it's a major cause of your rankings good or bad -- there are many, many factors in SEO. Google will find you lots of info on it...

  4. Andrew Nevins
    Barrel Rider, Spam Zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You would need to go through all the theme files and recode the places where those h tags are used

    No! You must never edit the theme's files!
    haha :)

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Guilty! LOL - correction to the above - use a Child Theme for making changes to the theme.

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