by cbnet
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My question is addressed to SEO experts.

How many h1, h2,and h3 tags one should have in a post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwindijkstra
    The short answer would be: use only one H1. Use as many H2's as you have sub-titles. Use as many H3's as you have sub-sub-titles.
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  • Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    My question is addressed to SEO experts.

    How many h1, h2,and h3 tags one should have in a post.
    You should have just one H1 tag. (Your targeted keyword should be placed here)

    I would not have more than 2-3 H2 & H3 tags. Here is some further information on this topic: SEO H1,H2,H3,H4,H5,H6 - How To Use H Tags - Proper Use Of HTML Headings Elements
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  • Profile picture of the author ankushkohli
    Heading tags are used to differentiate other content, bold and sub-headings from a page. Example: In a book the chapter-title is a H1 tag. All the sub-titles are H2 tags. If these sub-titles have another sub-sub-title then this would be H3 tag & so-on.
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  • Profile picture of the author peterse7ven
    H1 should be the most important title on your page. What you most times see is that you're using H2 and H3 for listings or other headings on the rest of the page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Laureen Davis
    Originally Posted by cbnet View Post

    My question is addressed to SEO experts.

    How many h1, h2,and h3 tags one should have in a post.
    Maximum 2 H1 tags can be used. Number of H2 & H3 tags depends on the number of sub topics your main headline can have.
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    • Profile picture of the author satyajit
      H1 tag must be one. Otherwise search engine boot can,t give you a better result and, it very harmful for your site ranking. H2 & H3 tags depend on your want. It is free for any search engine crawler. For details please give me message.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetgainsTech
    Depends upon the content which is being shared.
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  • Profile picture of the author stellalogan631
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by stellalogan631 View Post

      Your question have two portion of answer and totally depends on technology
      (X)HTML 4 and below will only allow you to use one h1 per page
      HTML5, on the other hand, lets you have multiple h1 elements (one per section).
      Rest of tags h2, h3, h4 can be use as many as accordingly.
      I think you don't know what you are talking about. You can and could,
      use as many h1 tags as a human could type in.

      You also err about html5.

      I think you heard a guy who knew a guy.

      The truth is out there, but it's way more than a forum reply post.

      There are reasons to use more than 1 and there are reasons to use only 1.

      If people actually knew that you could use these headings for page
      sculpting, man the WF would go bonkers.

      Do you know what happens when you use more than one?
      Do you know the first one might be wasted?
      Do you know pages are presented in different ways, in different browsers,
      and different crawlers?

      We do a disservice when we tell people to use just one. Why?
      Because they might be wasting it, especially if it's put in the wrong
      position compared with other elements and tags.

      What happens if you put an h2 before h1? How about h3, then h1, then h2?
      How about <p>? How about <b>?

      You people should go out and LEARN how to do this stuff without
      just chiming in with, "Oh use one." That reply makes no sense in the
      real world of websites.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    One <h1> per page, <h2>s as needed in moderation & forget everything else.

    Consider the <h> tag text as alternative SERP titles.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      One <h1> per page, <h2>s as needed in moderation & forget everything else.

      Consider the <h> tag text as alternative SERP titles.
      Wikipedia sculpts pages to perfection. They do not waste an h1.
      They have it exactly where it should go so nothing trumps it.
      They have numerous h2 and h3's as needed.

      The content can be junk, but man do they have that down pat.

      Wikipedia is a case study for page sculpting.

      This may also be a reason why so many people say they don't rank
      for "their" keywords, and that google shows a different title, description, etc.

      Where, when, why, and how can be very important if using an h1.

      I would never leave that up to a CMS, especially WP.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author TheSEOWhiz
    One H1 tag and One H2 tag and nothing else! Make H3+ using custom CSS
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