The first thing while learning HTML we get attracted to is heading tags. Even, I was attracted to the heading tags while learning the HTML.
Well, in this post I will be sharing with you, that what are heading tags?
How can you use them to write a post or Page while developing a website or a Blog?
And lastly that how heading tags affect SEO.
So, let’s begin with this amazing topic about heading Tags:
What are Heading Tags?
Without heading tags, it is not possible to read the document properly, or it becomes a lot harder to judge a topic. By the use of the header tags, we are able to differentiate the content. These tags are used for making the size of the Text Bold or large. Moreover, these heading tags help the search engines to grab the information from the post and pages easily.
How many heading tags are there?
Any website that teaches or any institute that teaches HTML confirms that these tags are from H1 to H6. Well according to the sites that provide web development tutorials claims that H1 is the most important tag for any web page or post. Whereas the last one H6 is the least important tag used on the web documents.
These Tags have different Sizes, Just check the size of these tags from the below classification.
You can apply these tag code like <h1>some text</h1>, and likewise, other tags will work the same way.
How can you use these tags to write a Post or page for your website?
Well, H1 tag comes first for sure. For the headings of your pages and posts, you can use an H1 tag which is the largest size of the text. Then you can use the H2 tag for sub-heading in your post. And then comes the other tags H3, H4, H5, and H6 which can be used for the further subheadings.
How heading tags affect SEO?
These tags are not only used to design your web pages, but these tags are also used by the search engines to grab content and usefulness of the content.
H1 tag is mostly indexed by the Google and sometimes acts as the title of the page when we don’t provide a different title. This can actually help in getting good ranking on Google SERPs for your web pages. Moreover, H1 tag helps to attract the people to read your content.
Even the H2 tag plays an important role. If you are a regular user of SEO by Yoast, then you must have noticed that it only turn the button green when we place an H2 tag in our post and even it insists on placing the keyword in the H2 for better ranking. You can see the below screenshot for the same.
Hierarchy of tags on the web pages:
This is one of the most important things to be kept in mind. Hierarchically the smallest tags must be followed by the bigger tags. First, comes the H1 tag, then H2 tag and then so on till H6. In order to do Good SEO, you should follow the hierarchical order of the heading tags.
Do you need to use the Keywords in the heading tags?
The answer is yes; you should use the targeting keyword in the H1 and H2 tags. Use of the keywords in these tags will help in better ranking on Google SERPs. But for the other tags, I suggest you use Synonyms. You can use the LSI keywords in the H3, H4, H5 and H6 tags. Doing this will notify the search engine that you are doing a good practice of SEO, and as a result, you have better results at Google SERPs and increased domain authority.
Some bonus points:
- Do not use the H2 and H3 tags excessively in your Blog post or blog pages
- Don’t even Skip the usage of H2 and H3 tags in your web pages. Mainly H2 tag.
- Try to insert the targeting keyword in the H2 tag.
- Never Skip the H1 tag in your Post, this will be considered a bad practice of SEO.
My aim was to tell you the importance of the heading tags for the web pages and posts. But if you think that I have missed something, then help me to make this post more valuable. Give me your opinion through your comments.