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(Entry was posted by Kayla Block on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 7, 2019).

Is it still bad to have more than 3 h3 tags?

Is it still bad to have more than 3 h3 tags?

I am making a listicle and would like to use header tags but i have more than 3!

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Michael Martinez: It was never bad to do this.
  • Kayla Block: rule i always knew was
    1 - h1
    2 - h2
    3 - h3

    Not sure if it mattered below that
  • Michael Martinez: You can take them all the way to H9 if you wish. The content should support that kind of breakdown.
  • Todd Weise: Markup should semantically be appropriate for the content.
  • Kayla Block: can you translate that to my question? I hear "semantic html" but don`t really know what it means
  • Todd Weise: if you’ve got a listicle and it’s of say 8 things. And for each of the items you’ve got a main head or subhead and then there’s some paragraphs to support it. Then yes. In your listicle there’s only like one line per list item. Nope.
  • Kayla Block: I`m still not sure I`m following, but I think you`re saying:
    If your listicle has one paragraph per, then no, you can`t keep using H3 for every header?
  • E Dieter Martin: You can have as many h3`s or h2`s as you want.
  • Kayla Block: Looks like the only one that matters is h1

  • Michael Martinez: If it doesn`t break the screen readers to implement the hierarchy then it is okay to use the full hierarchy for the majority of visitors. If - however - it DOES break screen readers, then to avoid being sued for making a sight inaccessible (now happening in the United States), don`t implement the outline structure.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, November 7, 2019).

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