Role of Header tags for good SEO
Heading tags are very important factor for on page SEO techniques. these tags will improve the Search engine visibility for your target keyword
search engines puts weightage your page and website how well it is organized. So it is important that you follow certain rules for good seo
This post will make you understand how you can optimize the Header tags for your post to improve the visibility of your page for the search engines.
By using proper heading you can make your content easy to readable, navigable for users and search engines as well and also making them easy to understand.
What are header tags
In technical, header tags are nothing but H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6 tags, these are HTML tags, if you know a basic HTML you might be knowing them already if not no worries we are going to discuss now
Right click on page –click on View page source as shown in image
Then you can find page as
Search for the h1, h2, h3 tags. By using keyboard short cuts
CTRL + F
It opens search window on your browser then looks for each tag
<h1> your post title</h1>
<h2> Main heading </h2>
<h3> Sub heading </h2>
There are basically 6 types of header tags –
<h1>This is heading 1</h1>
<h2>This is heading 2</h2>
<h3>This is heading 3</h3>
<h4>This is heading 4</h4>
<h5>This is heading 5</h5>
<h6>This is heading 6</h6>
So how do we deal with these different types of heading?
As part of search engine optimization H1, H2, H3 are important, the other tags may not affect that much for SEO but still, you can use them the choice is yours.
So mainly you can focus on effective usage H1, H2, H3, as these tags kickup more value to your content.
For good seo heading optimization follow the heading structure as shown in the image.
The role of each heading tag
Heading tag H1:
If you are writing a blog post this could be your post title. If you are optimizing a website page place heading for your focus keyword i.e your main keyword.
Make sure you use only one heading H1 tag. It’s suggestible.
Heading tag – H2:
These are subheadings of your content a next level to main heading.
You can have multiple subheadings for your page. Try to using meaning full subheadings and content related. be natural don’t try to spam the keywords,
For betterment you can use Subheading for a minimum of 2 to 3 paragraphs, and these paragraphs should talk about your subheading.
Heading tag H3:
These sub-sub heading, use these heading under your H2 tag heading. You can the image for more details.
It should describe a particular portion of your content. Limit the content to a maximum of 4 to 5 paragraphs
Heading tags H4, H5, H6 tags usage: It’s upto you to use.
For highlighting your content, or stressing some key point you can use these tags
To get ranked on search result use a perfect keyword for your URL, title and heading tags.
Try to use long tail keywords for URL, heading, and titles, these 3 sections play a crucial role in your on-page optimization.
If your URL title and heading talks about the same subject then it easily understandable for user and search engines.
By following these guidelines will also help in increasing your click-through rate [CTR]
Key take aways
- Do not use multiple H1 tags on a single page.
- You can use multiple H2, H3, H4, H5 tags on your page, but follow the structure as described above
- Never do keyword spamming
- Shorter length keyword are difficult to rank so try to use long tail keywords