In this WordPress tutorial I show you the proper way and the easy way to add the H1 and H2 HTML tags to your blog post to make it easier to read for your followers and to improve the Search Engine Optimization and, therefore, the Search Engine rankings of your blog post!
Deepak’s Article on H2 tags
I would like to now refer you to this great article by Deepak Singh entitled: “How to Use H1, H2, H3 & H4 Heading Tags on WordPress Blog” I strongly encourage you to please take a look at that blog post. It is one of the simplest, yet most thorough articles on how exactly to properly use all these HTML tags to improve the quality of your blog posts. Deepak’s article was the inspiration for my blog post and video on H1, H2, H3 tags.
Highlights of Deepak’s Article on Tags
- Use only one H1 tag per post (usually for the title of the post)
- Try to limit use of H2 tags to 2 to 5 times per post.
- H3 tags should be used for subsections of H2 tags.
- H4, H5, H6 tags should be used in sidebar and footer widgets.
- Use keywords in between H1, H2, H3 tags without “stuffing the keywords”
Why use H2, H3 tags in posts?
- Those tags make your blog posts easier to read.
- Those tags help improve the Search Engine Optimization of your blog posts.
So when you break up your blog posts into sections by using H2 and H3 tags, you bring the “reader’s” attention to the words you think are important in your post AND you break your blog post up into smaller sections that are easier to read or skim, thereby helping your reader gain more information from your post or article.
So H2, H3 tags make it easier to read?
According to this article on How People Read on the Web people just skim pages, they don’t read them, so use your H2 and H3 tags accordingly!
The truth is, people are going to skim and scan all the lovely content you’ve written, looking for something (a keyword, a header perhaps?) that catches their attention or matches the reason they’re visiting your website in the first place.
In the following video I talk about viewing the source code of a blog post or web page. Well, it’s going to depend on your browser. It’s extremely easy and is a simple matter of clicking on a drop down menu on your browser. To get specific instructions type something like this into Google: “view source code on FireFox browser” and links to the very simple instructions for your particular browser will show up aplenty. If you are using Google Chrome browser (my favorite) you can “right click” on text on a page and click on “inspect element” from the drop down menu, as an alternative method.
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