Use of h1, h2, h3, h4 heading tags in writing an SEO friendly Article for your blog.
Every article starts with a heading, as this article you’re reading right now. contain headings that can be visible on the table of content section above.
This article will help you in understanding how to use tags from h1 to h6, and if you like to read the complete strategy of writing SEO-friendly Article refer to this link.
Title and h1, h2, h3, h4 tag
By default Title and H1 tags are same. That mean if you’re writing title for your new post you’re also writing its main heading i.e. h1. For blogger blog user, h1 and title can’t be different but WordPress users can change title later by adding some SEO plugins.
WordPress h1 tags and Title.
In WordPress when you enter title of your post, h1 tag added to the article. And title can be altered later by using some SEO plugins. But in Blogger Blog both title and h1 tag will be the same. So we can say here that, we already implement the h1 tags when we add title. So here h1 tag understood.
Placement of Subheading h2.
There is a hierarchy of h1, h2, h3, h4 and so on tags. That means when h1 is the most senior after that its child is h2.
In the above structure, you can understand that h1 tag that includes all part in Red Quadrilateral is the whole family. h2 mean son of h1 and what is inside we write using h2 tag will be the name of that son. So in simple language, there can be only one h1 tag and multiple h2 tags are possible for the whole family.
Use of h3 tags
h3 tags are the children of h2 family, but here you’ve to keep in mind that in this family only one h2 is allowed, and if you’re adding the second h2 for the same family. It’s a mistake that you’re creating a new family. To understand this let’s take an example.
In the above post-term “Pollution” is the main heading h1 or you the head of the family tree. The names of its subheading can be explained as explained above. And then we can create a family of each sub-heading h2. Please keep in mind that you can’t jump the tags like h1>h3 this will be a wrong way to do things. You must follow the hierarchy h1>h2>h3>h4.
Further minor heading h4
If the part explained in h3 has further sub-points we can create tag h4. Or if not any further part we can explain that using paragraph as you’re reading this article.
HTML Standard (whatwg.org) you can read a lot more about this user here. Manage a proper hierarchy so that the search engine can understand what you’re writing.
You can also read HTML5 Page structure best practices for SEO Rank Your Webpage (techaak.com).
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