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Hello,
I'm launching my website and about to pour it with some premium detailed content but i am bit confused to put keywords in h1, h2 or so on.

Is there any SEO expert can help me to explain if it's necessary to use keywords in h1 for SEO point of view? PLEASE!

Warmest Regards,
Online4cash!
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  • By reading your question I am assuming that you are asking only about h1 tags. First of all, let me tell you one thing that using a keyword in an h1 tag is not any hard and fast rule, using a keyword in h1 tag help crawlers understand better what the page is all about. But If you don't use a keyword in your h1, then Google can still find out what the page is about, index it appropriately, and give you a nice rank.

    But why leave out the opportunity to give Google all of the information it needs. So I would suggest you use a long tail keywords in your h1 tag it will be beneficial for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Just put relevant title according to the page which will say exactly what's page is about.
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  • When using keywords, focus on the title, H1, meta description and in your content.

    Just make sure you don't overdo it and don't be afraid to use long tail keywords when needed.

    But most of all, focus on writing content that gives VALUE. Your SEO is't going to be effective if your readers think the stuff you put out there is crap. Quality first, then do SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Olivia Thomas
    Hi there,
    Search engines keep an eye on the words in your heading tags, especially the H1 tag, as search engines assume that headings include clues to the page's chief topics. You clearly want to have a keyword inside the H1 tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It is not going to make an earth-shattering difference for how you rank but yes, using sensible H1 tags (and other lesser H2 tags, where appropriate) on your pages makes them more "readable" for both humans and algorithms.
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  • Profile picture of the author ramans11
    For good seo it is very important to use keywords in H1 tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elena Gibert
    Hey,
    The heading tag <h1> is the main tag of every website. It is mostly used as the title of every post or website. For example, we have a website name as "Digital marketing" so the <h1> would be "Digital marketing services/ Digital marketing". There are also many other tags such as <h2>, <h3>, <h4>, <h5>, <h6>.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Gramm
    Because it is helps the search engines evaluate the relevance of content.
    The bot sees keyword in title, then in h1, then in text (or alt tag). Is it about x? oh, yeah
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  • H1 tag is a good indicator of what the most important text on a page is. Keeping your keywords early in the title and heading tags means you are telling them that you have relevancy.

    The H1 tag generally is the largest text that stands out and in the top of the hierarchy of tags found on a page. It is really very important because the user can see at a glance what the page is all about by looking at the H1 tag.

    One of the most complex tasks of search engines is to understand the meaning or context of the page. To do that in the most efficient and best way, they use data from different signals. These signals include page title and H1 tag.

    So, by using keywords in your H1 tag, you help search engines to understand what your page is all about.

    Hope this helps!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan S
    Prime keywords should be put on h1 tag, secondaries on h2 tags and so on. However, meta tags still do the kicking, put all your primary keywords inside the meta >>>

    <meta name="keywords" content="keyword1, keyword2, keyword3, keyword4, keyword5...">
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  • You can use one h1 tag with relevant keyword as a Title
    because h1 tags easy to cache in serp
    You can use h2 and h3 tags in another heading in content...............
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  • Profile picture of the author kinjal1
    As you are in dilemma regarding usage of keyword in H1 tag,I can help you out in clearing the same.Well, from SEO point of view relevant keywords in H1 tag make Google crawling bit easier and faster.It is a best practice to use keywords in H1 tag.Hope you got your answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author swarabhore
    H1 tag is predominant text on a page.One of the vital difficult duties of engines like google is to comprehend the meaning or context of the page. To do this in essentially the most effective and fine manner, they use information from one of a kind alerts. These indicators comprise web page title and H1 tag.

    The H1 tag customarily is the biggest textual content that stands out and in the highest of the hierarchy of tags observed on a web page. It's relatively very predominant seeing that the user can see at a glance what the web page is all about by watching at the H1 tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sophia jan
    <h1> name is Header One! </h1>
    H1s have always been a major ranking factor.
    H1s are usually the most visually notable content on the page.
    This is probably the most important SEO feature of h1s. And at first, it might not seem like an "SEO" feature.
    Use only one h1.
    Every page needs only 1 h1 tag. There is no reason to use more than a single h1 tag.
    Search engines will crawl multiple H1s on a page, sure, but the logical priority of an H1 semantic tag means that you're focusing your SEO efforts on one keyword phrase or sentence, as opposed to many.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by Sophia jan View Post

      <h1> name is Header One! </h1>
      This is an example of clueless nonsense.

      NEWSFLASH to all wannabes: h1 is not a header tag.

      Maybe some of you took a header as a baby.

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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Originally Posted by online4cash View Post

    Is there any SEO expert can help me to explain if it's necessary to use keywords in h1 for SEO point of view?
    Here is your problem.
    You more care about SEO than about your visitors, the one
    who are going to run away from your site, as I do, every time
    some webmaster is shouting at me with H1 or H2 styles.



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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    h1 is not a major factor in 2018.

    In fact, you don't even need one.

    h1, h2, etc. are becoming old fashioned with css and inline style.

    Since you can sculpt the size and colors, and wannabes were going ape, it's just about done and done.

    Yes, from time to time I try and tell you how to keep up...but few will listen. So the sarcasm will run deeper.

    These headings are going the way of blink, bold, meta description, meta keywords, etc.

    It seems some webmasters, and I use that term loosely, are just stuck.

    They don't read. They don't keep up. They just keep rehashing rehashed worn out socks.

    Look at the answers above. Completely clueless in 2018.

    You people probably are the ones at the swap meets....frantically looking for vhs tapes.

    Okay, here's the last 2018 reality check here.

    To reiterate, h1 is rapidly losing its lustre....and....

    That brings us to what you should be using: strong.

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  • Profile picture of the author ClaudiaBrunson
    Hi

    As Search Engines Optimization that headings include clues to the key topics of the page search engines keep a watch out for keywords on your tags the H1 tag. You clearly wish to have a keyword inside the tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Yes, that's a signal to search engine, but you shouldn't overuse it.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by ClaudiaBrunson View Post

      You clearly wish to have a keyword inside the tag.
      Why? What for?

      Originally Posted by affmarketer101 View Post

      Yes, that's a signal to search engine, but you shouldn't overuse it.
      Signal to do what?
      Do you realize that H1 and other tags has been around for 30+ years before
      what you're calling SEO, better yet before Search Engines, about 10 years
      before Google, at least 5 years before SE like AltaVista, Lycos, Crawler etc?



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  • Profile picture of the author Koushtubh
    Yes. It is important to use keyword in h1 tag. It helps to rank page better as it tells the crawler what is the page about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Tinson
    I would use your keyword in a h1, h2 tag for sure but only if it's naturally done and is user-focused. This goes with the rest of your content too.
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  • Profile picture of the author manolo2
    I was always told that your main keyword should be in your title and thus in your H1 tag
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by manolo2 View Post

      I was always told that your main keyword should be in your title and thus in your H1 tag
      Right, that would be the case when in order to separate title, subtitle, topic etc.
      from principal text, you would have to use H1, H2 and so on.

      In old time, probably before your first poop, before Windows, mouse in order to
      get piece of text people would use keyboard to type whatever they need using
      the following format.

      <h1>Warrior Forum</h1>
      <h2>Search Engine Optimization</h2>
      <h3>Keywords in H1 tag</h3>
      <h5>Your Post</h5>

      <h1>Warrior Forum</h1>
      <h2>Search Engine Optimization</h2>
      <h3>Keywords in H1 tag</h3>
      <h5>Your Post</h5>

      So, when you're using H1 all is what you're doing, telling browsers how to
      display your page and nothing else. As far as Algo, I'm sure it ignores tags
      and care more about content in between them.



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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

        So, when you're using H1 all is what you're doing, telling browsers how to
        display your page and nothing else.
        And since wannabes have started messing up the display settings of h1....

        Their h1 could blend with normal text....and they think they are shmoozing google.

        But they're not.

        Look at all the clueless replies...they keep parroting nonsense.

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  • Profile picture of the author TuanQLe
    Adding keyword in H1 is necessary to rank your website. Someone can say H1 is not important recently, but in my view it's still have a vital role in SEO. So try to add your keywords in H1 tag.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by TuanQLe View Post

      Adding keyword in H1 is necessary to rank your website.
      Says who? Your idiot drunk uncle?

      Originally Posted by DigiMarkGuru View Post

      Someone can say H1 is not important recently, but in my view it's still have a vital role in SEO..
      I said that and everyone who have brains and use them.
      As to your view, I know your brain is not capable to comprehend reality,
      so pull your eyes out from your ass and use them to read for a change

      Originally Posted by DigiMarkGuru View Post

      It's pretty cool to add Keywords in H1 and very much SEO friendly, you may probably boost your SERP
      Probably???
      Genius like you not sure,eh?
      Oh man, I thought stupidity has limits but... you have proved me being wrong.

      Originally Posted by bimo pamungkas View Post

      doesn't the h1 tag really have to contain keywords?
      <h1>NO</h1>



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  • Profile picture of the author bimo pamungkas
    doesn't the h1 tag really have to contain keywords?
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  • Profile picture of the author DigiMarkGuru
    Hi Online4Cash,

    It's pretty cool to add Keywords in H1 and very much SEO friendly, you may probably boost your SERP by adding more keywords in META and page URL too along with in sub-headings too. But please remember, no keyword stuffing, always play under limit would give you the best ROI on your time spent.
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  • Every site page must have 1 H1 tag in one page make sure you use the keywords in H1. h1 is very important as it helps that what that particular page is about. but h2 and h3 don't have any limit that how many times it can be used on the particular page. but H1 cannot be used more than 1. its not a good practice.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by buzzinteractive View Post

      Every site page must have 1 H1 tag in one page make sure you use the keywords in H1. h1 is very important as it helps that what that particular page is about. but h2 and h3 don't have any limit that how many times it can be used on the particular page. but H1 cannot be used more than 1. its not a good practice.
      You are as clueless as the other idiots.

      You don't even know what an h1 tag is, or what it's for.

      You heard a guy who knew a guy who thought he saw a guy....
      then you repeat his bogus info.

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  • Profile picture of the author gadislade
    Yes, Keyword is important to add in H1 tag to get better ranking results in SEO point of view.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenchong
    H1 is your main headline tag or called the title tag which helps the spider to understand your web content. So using your main keyword in the title tag is necessary. H2 tags make the subheadings so you can use LSI or related keywords in your H2 to make it more meaningful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janvi Arora
    The h1 tag indicates the heading on a website and this tag is always been a major ranking factor. This is also the first thing user/visitor notice on your website. h1 tags help search engines to understand what the content is all about. Just make sure you use only ONE h1 tag on each web page as more than one h1 tags may confuse search engines and dilute the SEO power of single h1. We usually use h1 tag for Web page/blog title.
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  • Profile picture of the author mixergrinder
    Using H1 tag is really a great idea in SEO. Because this may help your website to rank fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kiran Aloha
    Hello, You can use H1 tag as which is your title tag and must include in first paragraph or beginning of the paragraph with the same keyword or phrase in H1 tag which will help you to index page quickly and rank better in SERP
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  • Profile picture of the author Markstylor
    hello,
    yes its very useful tag according to SEO purpose of new website.
    you need to use H1 #tag used as heading and try to include any #keyword of you website in them. make ranking or search visibility easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author nitinlahoti
    If you have keywords and you have a chance to add it to your H1 or content, I suggest you please add those. This will help your SERP ranking by telling the page is relevant to those keywords. Keep in mind don't spam content by adding too many keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author lambertson
    I don't think Google considers whether you have a keyword in headings or not since it can actually understand the context; but if you have long read, I'd recommend structuring it with some headings (don't overdo though). IMHO it will be only a plus if they contain a keyword reflecting the essence of the following block, so when people scan through your text they can find things they need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ahmed Umair
    they are very important.. google read meta's then H1, H2, H3 and then they read content..
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  • Heading tags are very important for On Page SEO, every page must have H1 and there's only be 1 h1 tag on each page. you can not use more than one.
    for h2 h3, you can use as many as you want but make sure it looks natural. your keywords should be in the first 100 words H1, Title, Description.
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  • Profile picture of the author GayleFoxworth
    I always suggest you to go with H1 tags to use your keyword. By doing this you can easily get ranked on google. But you should not do this for all your projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author friend9999
    i just has this seo course from udemy , yes it is important to have your keyword in h1
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by friend9999 View Post

      i just has this seo course from udemy , yes it is important to have your keyword in h1
      Welcome to Stupids Paradise!

      Instead of H1 I'm using equivalent to H1 replacement "Size"
      PHP Code:
      [SIZE="7"]Welcome to Stupid Paradise![/SIZE
      H1 equivalent to SIZE="7"

      Are you telling me that "Size" in any way effects Algo?

      Algo doesn't give a shit about SIZE="7" the same
      way as its care less about what is in between H1



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  • Originally Posted by online4cash View Post

    Hello,
    I'm launching my website and about to pour it with some premium detailed content but i am bit confused to put keywords in h1, h2 or so on.

    Is there any SEO expert can help me to explain if it's necessary to use keywords in h1 for SEO point of view? PLEASE!

    Warmest Regards,
    Online4cash!
    Every page must have h1 tag. It helps Google understand what's on your webpage? these heading tags are very important for the search engine. you can use as many as it looks natural in article H2, h3 tags.
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  • Profile picture of the author matheuuv
    H1 tag is most important factor in SEO. H1 tag tells the title of the web page.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by matheuuv View Post

      H1 tag is most important factor in SEO. H1 tag tells the title of the web page.
      This is not opinion any-longer, this is insanity

      Somebody, please close this f***ing sewer thread and lock this cesspool, pit
      of brainless idiots for whom facts are totally meaningless commodities and who
      are incapable to read and to understand elementary detailed examination even
      monkeys would understand and learn basics without enticing use of bananas.



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  • Profile picture of the author Rank Watch
    H1 Tags are a pretty significant indicator for the bots. They do read it and consider it as an important factor for SEO. You need to have your main keyword in the H1 tags and related keywords in the other heading tags (H2, H3, etc). They very much help i SEO and boost your SERP rankings if done justly. All you need to remember is just one thing: Do Not Overdo this and make the placement of our keywords appear Organic, not stuffed. Do this, and you're good!
    Cheers.
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  • Hello
    For good seo it is very important to use keywords in H1 tag. For your website makes them more "readable" for both humans and algorithms.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by Rank Watch View Post

      H1 Tags are a pretty significant indicator for the bots.
      Originally Posted by wordpress websiteshop View Post

      Hello
      For good seo it is very important to use keywords in H1 tag. For your website makes them more "readable" for both humans and algorithms.
      Just for you two geniuses and next idiot who will claim that H1 is very important

      Welcome to Stupids Paradise!

      Instead of H1 I'm using equivalent to H1 replacement "Size"
      PHP Code:
      [SIZE="7"]Welcome to Stupid Paradise![/SIZE
      H1 equivalent to SIZE="7"

      Are you telling me that "Size" in any way effects Algo?

      Algo doesn't give a shit about SIZE="7" the same
      way as its care less about what is in between H1



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  • Profile picture of the author hirenpopat123
    Heading tags are the On-page SEO technique.
    Heading tags are the HTML tags, there are 6 Heading tags in the HTML, you can use it H1 to H6, which can be used for a divide of the content.
    you can add your primary keywords in the Heading tags.
    H1 tag should be used once in the content, it is the main paragraph of the content. after that you can use H2 to H6 tags, they all are the small paragraphs.
    heading tags helps to understand better of content to the Search engine.
    H2 tag should be used 3 to 4 times in the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    H1 tag is important to rank up a site on these days, and by this way search engine can easily find out what is the actually page about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saravanan28
    definitely it adds an advantage to your SEO.
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