What the heck is H1,H2,H3....H6???NEWBIE ALERT!

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Sorry to be such a newb, but for the life of me, I cannot understand what the hell those H# tags are.
What are they? Their uses? When to use them? How to use them? How much to use each one?
Can someone please enlighten me...?
#alert #h3h6newbie #heck
  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    Well H1, H2, H3, H4 etc. etc. are headlines

    With H1 being your main headline and H2 being your sub headline and so forth

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  • Profile picture of the author joetann
    The <H1> to <H6> tags are used to define headings.

    <H1> is the most important heading, through to <H6> which is the least important.

    The tags have implications for SEO, your main keywords should go in the H1 tags.

    For example, you'd have <H1> the general topic, then <H2> more specific and so on:

    <H1>Internet Marketing Methods of monetization</H1>

    <H2>PPC ads</H2>

    <H3>Adsense, Miva etc</H3>
    <P>Here is text talking about adsense, miva etc</P>

    <H2>Being an Affiliate</H2>

    <H3>CPA, Lead Generation etc</H3>
    <P>Being an affiliate involves...</P>

    <P>CPA is...</H4>
    <H4>Lead Generation</H4>
    <P>This is when...</P>

    Hope that clears it up a bit. (Also hope I'm correct!)

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  • Profile picture of the author David Bryant
    They are header tags. Generally <H1>Headers Or Titles Go Here</H1> and would be your most important headlines on your website. This could include your site title, taglines, your article titles, or subheadings within your articles.

    Generally, the H1 tag would be the most important, and depending on your CSS, would also be the largest text on your site. Using your example, H6 would be the smallest, and would be regarded with less emphasis in terms of SEO compared with the H1 tag.

    The header tags do follow a sequence starting at H1, and end where ever you would like them to.. usually with H6 (which would be the smallest).

    Most of the time, you'll find that it isn't necessary to use anything below H3 or possibly H4.

    You should use these tags to optimize for both your visitors and the search engines, when possible, so to maximize your visitor's interest, and the importance of the keywords you use within them for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author wanna-succeed
    Ok, that cleared some of what I was wondering.
    Could someone please show me (without code - I'm a dummy I know lol) what they mean when they say put the keywords in the tags? I understand that the H1 is my main headline, and that it should have my keyword in it, however what are the other "H"s??
    Is H2 the first sentence in an article?:confused: I don't understand how they are turned into actual content.
    I would really appreciate it someone could actually demonstrate to me what is looks like.

    No sig, good day m8...

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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    It works exactly is in any word processor (MS Word or OpenOffice Writer).

    Have you ever created a well formatted document in any of those?
    Because if you did - you should be able to understand the hx tags in html... Really, it's a very good lesson to play with your Word and learn it.

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  • Profile picture of the author nxtgencreative
    There used to create headings on websites. The larger the number the less important the heading is.
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    • Profile picture of the author futureshocked
      <h1>your keyword here</h1>
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      • Profile picture of the author RyanAndrews
        The meaning of h1, h2, h3 etc has changed both in the way SE treats them, and how they're defined in the HTML specs.
        Be careful you are not using old-school advice about headings.
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  • Profile picture of the author wpgwalt
    Lol...newbie alert haha
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  • Profile picture of the author msam
    Well H1, H2, H3, H4 etc. etc. are headlines

    you can get help from w3schools in learning the basics of html
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by msam View Post

      Well H1, H2, H3, H4 etc. etc. are headlines

      you can get help from w3schools in learning the basics of html
      You, too!
      (just to learn the difference between headings and headlines)

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      • Profile picture of the author sonia2012
        instead of this code
        <font size="18">Headline</font>

        You can set the size of the heading h# like putting the style or external css script.
        font-size: ##;
        color: ##;
        Headings h1 to h6 can help your website to ranking high in the search engine results.
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        • Profile picture of the author dwert
          h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 are headings which represent the heading of section of the content of your HTML document.

          Visit HTML headings - HTML tutorials | w3resource to learn as well as practice HTML headings.
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  • Profile picture of the author john125
    The <h1> to <h6> tags are used to define HTML headings.
    <h1> defines the most important heading. <h6> defines the least important heading.
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