[thelist] A question of semantics and h1 tags

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Tue Oct 20 22:25:27 CDT 2009

Paul Bennett wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> You can / should only have one h1 per page (as per the (X)HTML spec and
> better for SEO)
> Something like this may suffice?
> <div id="banner">
>     <div id="businessName">business name</div>
>     <div class="strapline">slogan</div>
> </div>
> <div id="content_header">
>     <div id="blogTitle">blog title (i.e. Paul's Super Fantastic WebLog)</div>
>     <div class="strapline">blog slogan</div>
> </div>
> <div id="blog_entry_title">
>     <h1>Smelling like a Rose</h1>
>     <h2>Paragraph title, etc</h2>
> </div>
> Eg: the entry title is the best summary of the content of the page, and
> each header under that is a summary of the next paragraph.
> Paul 
Thanks.  That jives with what I was thinking and the reason for the 
post.  I have seen similar in other template systems as well.  What 
seems to happen in some instances is that when you mix and match modules 
and various template sources you sometimes run into this compounded 
effect.  Fortunately it's fairly easy to resolve.

Just to be sure about the SEO benefits I googled "seo h1 per page" and 
numerous results support one per page.  One even suggested that an 
example with three was approaching spam - the dealkiller.

Bob Meetin

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