When writing a new article, you can use the tags of the title H2, H1 and … to put different titles and sizes in your posts, or pages. These headlines will together form a common structure for your story and help the reader find the parts they want more easily. In addition, search engines can easily identify the subject of your post and lead more users to it.
The difference between the heading tags in SEO
So first of all, let’s make it clear exactly what each of them plays on the page and where they are displayed. As you can see, the heading of the page is the title that appears in a page, or text and is more visible to the user and the search engine. In the HTML code of a website, this tag is indicated by the letter h. (<h1>title here</h1>)
The title is the name that you select for your page and is not displayed to the user within the text. This title is known in HTML as the meta title and is marked with the tag. The equation we consider in our content for this term is the page title. You should also know that the title of the page is the phrase that will be displayed when you search for it in the Google search engine as your main headline.
Why is headline tag with H tags important?
If you do not have the right headlines for your post, it will make it harder for both the user and the search engines to read it. It’s as if you had written your article in a different language as for the intended language of your website and audience.
Header tags are not a new feature in online space, and nothing has changed about them in the past seven or eight years. Therefore, the correct use of them has not changed, and of course, their importance has not been diminished. However, due to how common they are, some people simply do not use them or do not know how effective they are.
Create a logical structure with matching tags (h3, h2, h1, etc.)
You should use only one H1 tag for each page and specify the main heading of the article. For example, the main headline of the article you are reading is “Proper use of the heading tags”. Note that it is not supposed to put the name of your website in this header (except on the main page) instead it should specify the page subject.
After the main header, we go to the H2 tag and use it for the sub headings. With the help of this tag, you can identify the most important parts of your story, and make your story more readable for the audience and, of course, for Google.Proper use of the
Finally, the H3 tags are listed under the headlines of the H2 titles. Of course, it’s not a bad idea to use the H3 tag instead of the H2 tag. That is, when you think a part of the story does not provide important information to the audience, you do not need to emphasize that much on it.
A common mistake in using heading tags
What we have the most trouble with is when people use heading tags to make their different sections of the website look prettier or to emphasize one thing. For example, their CTAs (“call this number …”) using the H1 or H2 tag on a website to attract more attention.
This is a big mistake in design. Instead, you must create a new class for your desired post. Because, the H1, H2 and … tags are identified by search engines. This issue is even raised in Google’s guide for beginners in SEO. Of course, sometimes we see that people wear a full paragraph in the H2 or H3 tag, which is, of course, very common. What can cause serious damage to your SEO.
What about the other heading tags?
Have you ever used any of the H4, H5, and H6 tags? It is not a bad thing to know that the use of the H4 tag, when your text has more than 1000 words, is a good thing and adds a new layer to the page structure. This tag can also be used for meaningless headlines that do not include your keyword. But those two other tags are not really useful, so do not pay much attention to them. Perhaps they were used on the early days of the Internet, but now no one else is using them.
The effet of using heading tags on your website SEO
Finally, you probably ask: What is the benefit of using headlines to my website’s SEO? Evidence suggests that the impact has diminished earlier, but headlines still help Google detect key issues in longer articles, and, of course, identify your content as legible and valid.
There is no doubt that there are more ways to create a good SEO and do not necessarily require a good structure for SEO. But this will not take much time, it can have a small effect on your SEO, and ultimately and more importantly, it will make it easier for users to read your content.