Best Practices For How To Use Header Tags

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An important part of SEO are header tags since they are necessary for usability and SEO of a web page. Typically, search engines like Google will take keywords from content in order to develop the context of a web page.

Headers indicate headings on a page through code that tells a web browser how to display content. This is why and how they organize your content into a format that’s easy to read. Not only that, in general structure and readability, heading tags can improve accessibility for people who can’t easily read screens.

Even after all this time, header tags are a good signal for SEO, which was confirmed by John Mueller of Google.

“[W]hen it comes to text on a page, a heading is a really strong signal telling us this part of the page is about this topic.”

What are some of the best practices you should be following when crafting your header tags? Let’s find out in the following Search Engine Journal column.

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Scott Davenport

Scott Davenport is the content writer and social media man of Thrive Business Marketing and Thrive HVAC in Portland Oregon. Writing about the current events of the SEO world, as well as tips and advice that fellow SEOs could use to improve their own SEO campaigns and shares it for the whole world to see!

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