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To add an H1 tag: From the left side of the Editor, click the Add icon > click Text > click Title.

Double-click the text box to edit the text > delete the default text > from the text editor toolbar, change the style to Title > enter your heading.

 

The following is a guide to help you manage your H1 tags:
 

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.
 

Additional 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.

 

Note: When attempting to view your HTML site as Google and other search engines see it, unlike for Flash sites, it is not possible to right click on your live HTML5 site and select to view the source code. Instead you will need to add ?_escaped_fragment_ to the end of your sites domain name. Eg. www.mydomain.com/?_escaped_fragment_
 

Once you are viewing the ?_escaped_fragment_ version of your site, you can right click to View Source Code, but this is only if you are interested in viewing the source code. Otherwise, you can simply view the ?_escaped_fragment_ version of your site which will show you how Google views your site.
 

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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  • enquiries393

    Replied by enquiries393 17 hours ago

    i cannot find , where is it ?

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti 15 hours ago

      Hi,

      Please follow the instructions above. It will guide you on how to find your H1 :o)

      Best, Ritti
  • customerserv936

    Replied by customerserv936 Yesterday


    Current:

    Cybercorrect Technologies LLC
    Cybercorrect


    Attention
    Your website has 2 heading tags (H1), it's recommended to use only one heading tag (H1).
    How do I correct this please? You've been a big help.

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben Yesterday

      Hi,

       

      Please be aware that your second H1 tag is located in the Footer on your home page, in the text box containing 'Cybercorrect Computer Support​'. 

       

      To remove the second H1 tag, simply change the font style of this text, in accordance with the guidelines in the best reply above.

       

      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

       

      Ben

      Wix Support

       

       

  • janemckenna1

    Replied by janemckenna1 July 14, 2014

    changing text into a heading so it can be tagged for SEO

    Hi

    Having gone through the SEO wizard it's clear I need to have tagged headings on my home page to optimise SEO on Google. The help instructions, though, only show you how to set up new headings. How do you change key text on your homepage from 'text' to 'heading' style and how do you then tag it? Thanks.

    John Andrews

    • Nitzan Wix Team

      Replied by Nitzan July 14, 2014

      Hi John,

       

      Thank you for contacting Wix Support regarding this matter.

       

      Please note that I have merged your question with the relevant thread. Please refer to the best reply above for instructions.

       

      We are here should you require any further assistance.

       

      Have a great day! Nitzan - Wix Support Team
  • mrgeneanderson

    Replied by mrgeneanderson July 12, 2014

    h1 problem

    SEO tool says I have 3 H1 titles on my one page but I can only find 1. How do I see whats going on so I can do the recommendation of only 1 H1 title per page?

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben July 13, 2014

      Please note that your home page currently has 4 H1 tags set: "Real Estate Crowd Funding" and three blank H1 tags.

       

      Please note that the blank H1 tags are resulting from line breaks without text in the text box containing "Real Estate Crowd Funding". To delete these H1 tags, simply remove all line breaks without text. If you are unable to do so, I recommend deleting the entire text box, and adding it again (without any unnecessary spaces).

       

      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

       

       

  • lindara3

    Replied by lindara3 July 2, 2014

    When I do the SEO wizard it says I have 2 H1 headings, but I have changed all but one to HL. I only see one H1. Please advise.

    • Ira Bel Wix Team

      Replied by Ira Bel July 2, 2014

      Hello,

       

      Please elaborate, which if your sites are you referring to?

       

      Please note:

      If you want to check that the correct H1 has been updated within the source code:

      add ?_escaped_fragment_ to the end of your sites domain name,  go to the Page Source, click Ctrl + F, and type in H1 to search for the H1 headers on your site.

       

      Thank you for your cooperation, we are awaiting your reply.

  • rutgerdrive

    Replied by rutgerdrive June 26, 2014

    I have been told by Wix that I cannot add Meta language code to my Wix site and to add that to their Wish List.  Here is a work around for this problem.  If you get the error over at Bing saying you are missing the Meta Language  using the Bing SEO Analyzer.  

    In your Wix Editor, go to the SEO (Google) on left side, then Advanced SEO Settings.  After the Meta Name code that you should have already added (you get this code over at the Bing Webmaster Site) hit the return key and add the following code.  (The trick is to hit the return key so each line of code is on a separate line.)

    <meta http-equiv=”content-language” content=”en-us”> 

    Then to be redundant, I hit the return key and added this code:

    <meta content="en-us" http-equiv="Content-Language" />

    Now there should be three lines of code that will be in the Header of your site if you look at the code.  (To look at your code type this after your website name in the address bar above "/?_escaped_fragment_" hit return and the right click to look your code.) After I did this, I ran the Wix SEO Analyzer and got a Good report.  Thereafter, I had to wait 5 - 10 minutes and then check my website using the Bing SEO Analyzer. The Bing SEO Analyzer apparently needs time to refresh because you'll still get the error code initially. After about 10 minutes,  I got rid of the missing Meta Language error using their SEO Analyzer.

    Their SEO Analyzer still says I'm missing the H1 code but, that I know that is incorrect.  I still don't have an answer to this problem.  When they look at the code, they tell me they don't see the H1 using their analyzer even after I have sent them a screenshot of the code from my page showing the HI.

    I hope this post helps others who are struggling with this same problem!

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben June 26, 2014

      In regards to the H1 issue you raised in a previous post, I have answered you in that post.

  • rutgerdrive

    Replied by rutgerdrive June 25, 2014

    I only have one website.  A picture of the code from the site is already in this thread!

     http://lafayettehome.wix.com/lafayettesquare

  • rutgerdrive

    Replied by rutgerdrive June 24, 2014

    I just wrote Microsoft AGAIN.  I have gone back and forth between Microsoft Support and Wix Support for three weeks now.  Each of you continue to say the same things over and over.  Wix doesn't Support Microsoft's SEO Analyzer and uses Ajax crawling .... and Microsoft continues to say I am missing the H1 and Meta codes in my site even through I have shown them a screenshot of my Home page code with the H1 codes in it.  When I use their SEO Analyzer I get the same error messages.  Why we cannot add the Meta language code to our Wix sites is beyond me when this continues to be a ongoing problem for Wix users.  What really baffles me is that I have seen Wix created site on Bing and Yahoo so someone must have figured out a solution to this problem that so many Wix users are having.    This is extremely frustrating. 

    • Tal Wix Team

      Replied by Tal June 25, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you.

      Your account contains number of sites, please provide us the name of the site you are referring to so we'll be able to further assist.

       

      Thank you for your cooperation,

      Tal, Wix Team
    • rutgerdrive

      Replied by rutgerdrive June 25, 2014

      I only have one website.  A picture of the code from the site is in the thread!  http://lafayettehome.wix.com/lafayettesquare

    • Etti Wix Team

      Replied by Etti June 25, 2014

      Hi,

       

      your site has an H1 header:

      regarding the error message you are reciving,

      Please contact Bings' support. You may show them the h1 tag within the source code:

       How do I access my Website source code?

      Defining a specific language requires you to edit the HTML tag, which is currently not possible. You can read more about the language declarations here.

      Feel free to add your feature request to our Wish List by posting here.

       

      Thank you for your cooperation.

    • rutgerdrive

      Replied by rutgerdrive June 25, 2014

      You just repeated what I said earlier and what was said by the other techs before.  I already mentioned that I contacted Bing (which is in fact Microsoft.)  Why is it that we just keep going around in circles with the same information that is not solving the problem?  I showed Microsoft the h1 heading code and they still say I don't have it! I also cannot add the meta code they are requesting because your software will not allow it.  It seems a waste of time to add something to the wish list that has been an issue for at least several years.

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben June 26, 2014

      I apologize for the confusion. 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.

       

       

      Your H1 tag is not being displayed by Bing's SEO Tool simply because this tool is not access your site's source code, due to the aforementioned reason. As you can see for yourself, your Wix site indeed does have an H1 tag set. This inconsistency is simply due to the incompatibility of this external SEO tool with Wix sites.

       

      Not to worry, as Wix sites are properly crawled by search engines. To clarify, Bing crawlers are able to locate and scan your site's actual source code without issue, therefore your H1 tag will be picked up by Bing (and other search engines) without issue.

       

      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

  • owensutherland

    Replied by owensutherland June 21, 2014

    I understand that you cannot recommend any external SEO tools and you cannot provide support for external SEO tools. However Bing is a large search engine and I think wix should be compatible with it. Clearly something is not working and I think it is likely wix rather than bing. 

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben June 26, 2014

      Please note that external SEO tools are not the same as search engine crawlers. The tool offered by Bing Webmaster Tools may not be able to properly read sites that use Ajax technology, whereas Bing search engine crawlers are able to do so (as guaranteed by Wix).

       

      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.

  • nocorruption2011

    Replied by nocorruption2011 June 19, 2014

    I still have the same problem since I received a confirmation email that it was fixed.  My web page title below does not display gcaaa.com in Google for longer than 6 months.

    Governmental Child Abduction And Abuse.

    Only the wrong heading (space error between d and b) below still displays my website gcaaa.com.

    Governmental Child Abduction AndA Buse.

    This is serious since I don't get users visiting my site for this terrible error not fixed for long time.  Please help me.

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios June 19, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Whenever you make changes to your website, these changes need to be crawled again by search engines, such as Google, before they appear in search results.

       

      It can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months for Google to update its database. To speed up the process, you can re-submit your website directly to Google here.

      SEO is the process of improving the visibility of a web site or a web page in search engines using natural search results i.e. ensuring your website appears as high up on the list as possible, when searching using relevant keywords within search engines e.g. Google.

       

      At Wix, you can be sure that we are doing everything we can to make sure that your site is crawled by Google. While we at Wix are doing our part, there are many elements required from your side. To make your site searchable, please make sure to fill in your site's meta tags, and enable the 'Allow search engines to find my site' option:

       

      1. From the left toolbar, click the Settings icon.

      2. From the Settings list, click SEO.

      3. Checkmark the box next to Allow Search Engines to find my site then under Site Title, Site Description and Keywords, fill in the fields.

      4. Click Done.

       

      In addition, update each page's meta tags by small selecting the settings icon for each page, and filling out the relevant fields:

      1. From the left toolbar, click on the Pages icon.

      2. Next to each page, click on the small settings icon.

      3. Fill out the Page Title, Page Description, and Keywords under the SEO Page Settings section.

       

      Now your site will be able to appear in search engines. Please note that it may take 1-3 months for search engines to crawl and index your site. Please note that being indexed by search engines does not guarantee your site a high ranking, this depends on the work you put into SEO process.

       

      For more information about SEO please click here. We also recommend that you use the SEO Monitoring Tool for a more in depth analysis of your site's SEO.

       

       

      We are here should you require further assistance

      Many thanks, Barrios

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