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The following is a guide to help you manage the H1 for your HTML website:
 

Title - H1 - (only the most top left is H1 - second (etc) title will be H2)

Page Title- H2

Heading XL - H3

Heading L - H4

Heading M - H5

Heading S - H6

The rest of the styles are mapped to paragraph tag.
 

Here are some tips about H1 headers:
 

1. A proper HTML page allows only one H1 tag. If you place an H1 tag in your header or footer or if you marked it to be displayed on all pages, then you shouldn't add anymore H1 tags.

2. If you don't check the "show on all pages" option on your H1 text, you can add one line of text (in a paragraph or title) that has an H1 style.

3. The H1 text should be a single line. if you break lines, the H1 tag will be added only to the top line. If you would like the H1 tag to spread over more than one line simply click on shift+enter instead of only enter.

4. If any of your pages has more than one line of text with "title" style then Wix will mark the top left title as H1 and the rest will be H2.

 

If you would like to view your new HTML website exactly as Google and other search engines see it, you cannot simply right click on the live site and select to view the source code - this is how it worked for the Wix Flash websites, but not for the HTML5 sites.
 

To view the HTML website as Google does, simply add "?_escaped_fragment_" to the end of your websites domain name. Eg. www.mydomain.com/?_escaped_fragment_
 

Once you are viewing the ?_escaped_fragment_ version of your website, you can right click to View Source Code, but this is only if you are interested in viewing the source code. Otherwise, seeing the ?_escaped_fragment_ version of your website is a nice way to see how Google is viewing your website.
 

If you want to check that the correct h1 has been updated within the source code; go to the Page Source, click CTRL + F, and type in "H1" to search for the H1 headers on your site.

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  • dimlidmil

    Replied by dimlidmil April 9, 2014

    H1 problem

    Hello wix team,please check my cite and tell me where i was wrong with H1,i have it and its only one title..seo wix dosent see my H1

     

    http://dimlidmil.wix.com/homeworkcash

    • Kosta Wix Team

      Replied by Kosta April 10, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I have merged your question with the relevant thread. Please refer to the best reply on the top of this page.

       

      If you need any further assistance please let us know! 

      Cheers, Customer Solutions
  • robertkilburn

    Replied by robertkilburn April 9, 2014

    Hey Guys, I had a great time coming to your SEO London Meet-Up the other day it was extremely helpful. Now I have gone back and tweeked a few things on my website BUT when running the SEO Report it is saying I have 2 H1 titles on the home page and trust me I have looked everywhere and I only have 1 H1 title on my page... slightly confused am I missing something here?

    Let me know

    All the best

    Rob

    • Tom Wix Team

      Replied by Tom April 9, 2014

      Hi Rob,

       

      Please note that the first title on the top left will be considered the H1 for your site. At the moment, the logo you placed in your Header (which contains your site name, and would be a great H1 potentially - EventsFullStop) is not a Title text, but rather an image. Web-crawlers can not read image text, and thus this currently does not count as your H1.

       

      Since there is no Title text located in top left hand corner, the text on the right hand side (Call Free + Phone number) is currently functioning as your H1. This is far less recommended (Ideally, the H1 should be the title of your site). The reason you are seeing 2 H1s is because this text box is made of two lines, which causes the H1 to break.

       

      To get the best results, I highly recommend that you add a Title Text to your Header which contains your site title. I suggest placing this text around the place your logo is currently located (you may want to consider moving the logo a bit downwards, perhaps to within the Page boundaries) to ensure that it will be identified as H1.

       

      I hope this information helps.

      If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us again.

  • jetsetsdc

    Replied by jetsetsdc February 23, 2014

    hello

    my name sezai and my site name www.escortbayan1001.com

    my question is h1 tag

    i do add how you explanation my site h1 tag and i test in wix seo wizart all show ok but i test my site other seo analiz sites e.g http://wmaraci.com/seo-analiz they are not fine my site h1 and h2 tag what i add in my site pages h2 tag show only mobile setting

    please lets me know how you can help me in this problem. my email is elite@escortbayan1001.com

    Thenks Sezai

    • Natty Wix Team

      Replied by Natty February 23, 2014

      Please note that you site does have an h1 tag: 

      Once you are viewing the ?_escaped_fragment_ version of your website, you can right click to View Source Code or ctrl+u and than search (ctrl+f) h1 and you will find your h1 tag: 

      <h1 style="font-size: 60px;" class="font_0"><span class="color_33"><span style="font-size:60px;"><span style="display:inline-block;text-shadow:#ffffff 3px 3px 0px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2) 6px 6px 0px;"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Escort Bayan Escort Girls Escorts</span></span></span></span></h1>
        </div>
  • hamed57

    Replied by hamed57 February 13, 2014

    Hello there,

    I got a problem. you are always saying search engines do use '?_escaped_fragment_=' added to the end of my domain name. But I have tested my site with bing SEO Analyzer and I always receive this message: "The <h1> tag is missing". I got suspicious so I tried all other SEO  Analyzer to analyze my site but unfortunately I am receiving this message from all of them. I think my site does not have any <h1> tag.

    When I go to my website they way you say compu-clinic.ca/?_escaped_fragment_=    I can see my <h1>tag but non of the search engines and site SEO analyzers do not detect that.

    could you please solve my problem?

    • Yoav Wix Team

      Replied by Yoav February 13, 2014

      Hello,

       

      Unfortunately, we can't guarantee the functionality of third-party services with your Wix site, as they were not written and tested by us - that's why we have the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool.

       

      With the Wix SEO Monitoring Tool you will receive a Step by step guide to improve your site's SEO.
       

      In addition, you can also target what your customers are searching for and it will help your site to get found on Google.
       

       

      Let us know if you need any additional help - we'll be happy to further assist!

    • hamed57

      Replied by hamed57 February 13, 2014

      bing and google are not third-party services. they are the most important and popular search providers all over the world. 

      I am happy with Wix SEO Monitoring Tool results for sure, Because it is designed by yourself. But I think bing, google & yahoo do not use Wix SEO Monitoring Tool.

      Tell me an effective suggestion. I am not going to rely on Wix SEO Monitoring Tool.

      I am happy with most of the services of Wix but you should find a solution for it.

      I think it is not difficult to put a HTML code on my page for <h1>tag.

    • Yoav Wix Team

      Replied by Yoav February 13, 2014

      Hello again,

       

      Please note that by third-party, we refer to services which are not provided by Wix.

      Wix guarantees that all of the text and meta tags on your site are being scanned by search engines. However, we cannot guarantee that Google will choose to rank your website highly-- this part is up to you. 

       

      Considering that, we can't guarantee your site will function correctly with third-party SEO tools - however we assure you the results provided by the Wix SEO Minitoring Tool reflect the true status of your site, as will be scanned by Google, Bing, and other search engines.

      Note that since your site is automatically generated by the Wix Editor, such compatibility issues might occur.

       

      Don't hesitate to contact us again if you need anything else!

       

  • ritzs3434

    Replied by ritzs3434 February 6, 2014

    Thanks for all your help but could you let me no how to deal with this problem please when I serach for brazen1beats this comes up underneath=

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /mounted-storage/home105c/sub002/sc49119-KMBM/urish.org/wix/comments/server/commentsSeo.php on ...could you let me know why this is please and Thank you 

    • Mr. T Wix Team

      Replied by Mr. T February 6, 2014

      We are doing everything in our power to provide the highest level of support and service.

      However in this case we do require additional information to assist you as effectively and efficiently as possible.

      Please be as specific as possible when answering the questions below.

      -May we ask for your time in sending us specific details as to the nature of the difficulties you are experiencing?
      -Please provide us with a detailed outline of the steps you have taken until this point, so we may replicate the process from our end in finding a solution.


      *Please include screen shots, if possible.

      Thank you for your cooperation and we await your reply.

      Estou ao seu dispor para eventuais esclarecimentos,
  • mcayers

    Replied by mcayers February 4, 2014

    SEO optimisation - Wessex Gallery

    The SEO tool advises that I have not added keywords to my site title but I believe I have correctly followed the instructions to do this.

    • Galina Wix Team

      Replied by Galina February 4, 2014

      Hello!

      We have noticed that your website title "Wessex Gallery - Specialists in James Lawrence Isherwood and Chinoiserie Clocks" is very long and not placed on the header of the website.

      Please, refer to the following screenshot:

      I recommend reading more about SEO and your Wix site in our SEO Support Center Pages.

      Best regards, WIX Team.
  • darrenfoard

    Replied by darrenfoard January 28, 2014

    Hi, 

    Likewise, I seem unable to confirm if I have a H1 set up. Would Wix be able to tell me if I have correctly set it up and if not how best to do so!

    Many thanks

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben January 28, 2014

      Please note that currently your h1 tag is set as "DARREN FOARD PHOTOGRAPHY", which is great.

       

       

      Please see the best reply above for the guidelines for setting an h1 tag, and how to view it in your site source code.

       

    • darrenfoard

      Replied by darrenfoard February 4, 2014

      Thanks, however, I have used many, many seo tools that tell me that I only have a H2 title on my site and NO h1?? Can you explain this at all?? Would love to get this sorted please. Does the fact that it says only the most top left title will be H1 affect things? 

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben February 4, 2014

      Please note that we cannot provide support for external SEO tools. Wix sites use Ajax crawling as a way for search engines to read your website’s code. With Ajax Crawling, your content, data and design are merged together and extracted far easier and quicker by search engines. For more information click here.

       

      As Ajax technology is relatively new, some external SEO tools may not be able to read it properly. We cannot recommend any external SEO tools, however, Wix does offer the SEO Monitoring Tool.

       

      I recommend reading more about SEO and your Wix site in our SEO Support Center Pages.

    • darrenfoard

      Replied by darrenfoard February 4, 2014

      I do understand that, but can you assure me that Google are identifying my site as having a h1 HEADING?

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben February 4, 2014

      As mentioned previously, currently your h1 tag is set as "DARREN FOARD PHOTOGRAPHY". Google will be able to identify this as the h1 tag of your site.

  • JIBurton

    Replied by JIBurton January 5, 2014

    Hello,

    have read and done everything but when I run header tags test on my website (third party website) they all show I have no h1 tag and only one h2. Am I missing something? Please help!

    Thank you very much :)

    • JIBurton

      Replied by JIBurton January 5, 2014

      .. this is for my website www.IntoTheGratitude.com

    • Hudson Wix Team

      Replied by Hudson January 6, 2014

       

      Please note that we cannot provide support for external SEO tools. Wix sites use Ajax crawling as a way for search engines to read your website’s code. With Ajax Crawling, your content, data and design are merged together and extracted far easier and quicker by search engines. For more information click here.

       

      As Ajax technology is relatively new, some external SEO tools may not be able to read it properly. We cannot recommend any external SEO tools, however, Wix does offer the SEO Monitoring Tool.

       

      I recommend reading more about SEO and your Wix site in our SEO Support Center Pages.

    • JIBurton

      Replied by JIBurton January 7, 2014

      OK thank you, thats exactly what I wanted to hear :) 

  • playboymansionmemoir

    Replied by playboymansionmemoir December 22, 2013

    I believe that I want to use the title of my site - a Header that appears on all pages of my site - as H1 for SEO. My newly created blog titles now have the H1 status and the size and font does not match the one I need for my page header.

    When I do the SEO analysis on my site, it tells me that my home page title should be the H1.

    Is this true? If so, how do I edit the blog headline to H2 status and allow me make my title the H1. I cannot find a way to edit the blog title.

    Thank you,
    Suzen

    • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

      Replied by Alon - WIX team December 22, 2013

      Please make sure to set the text in your header as H1, like so:

      aand the problem should resolve itself .

       

      same goes to the blog page; you simply need to add a text box and make sure that the font type is set as H2

      Alon - Wix Team
  • zivn64

    Replied by zivn64 November 27, 2013

    why changes I do on the SEO title does appear on the SEO site report (I make save and publish)

    It stays the same as before

    What should I do?

    ziv

    • Rapido Wix Team

      Replied by Rapido November 27, 2013

      Hey Ziv- can you please elaborate on the changes so I can check your query?

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