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  • 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

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  • 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.

    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…

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    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 🙂

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

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