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(Entry was posted by Andrés Osorio on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 10, 2018).

What are the best practices for h1 tag on a homepage?

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Question: What are the best practices for `h1` tag on a homepage? Keyword, company name, or wrapping logo image?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Alan Bleiweiss: There is never a valid reason to wrap a logo image with an H1. The H1 has a specific purpose for human site visitors. It`s meant, if used, to be the primary headline text ON the page, visible to people coming to that page. If you`re not going to use that text field opportunity to convey what the primary topical focus of a page is, then it`s better to not have an H1 tag on the page at all. So in this case, I would suggest you think about what makes sense for human visitors to the page. If you do that, the text you use would be naturally helpful for SEO.
  • Andrés Osorio: Thank you Alan! The H1 tag on my homepage isn`t visible but it is being used with the text <h1>Home</h1> from what I can see in the source code screen shot I provided.
  • Dan Thies: Yeah, that’s not ideal.
  • Melissa Fach: Here is a good article to help https://www.hobo-web.co.uk/headers/
  • Andrés Osorio: Thank you Melissa!

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 10, 2018).

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