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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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  • albumartphotography

    Replied by albumartphotography October 17, 2013

    Can someone explain it all to me like I am 5 years old please, Most of this sounds like another language to me and I am now so frustrated.

    • Hudson Wix Team

      Replied by Hudson October 17, 2013

      Please check out this link on what this all means, remember though that once you get an understanding of what they are you will need to follow our instructions on how to place them on your Wix site.

  • i50461

    Replied by i50461 September 30, 2013

    Hi. In my site www.suspiciousmoles.com when I put an H1 tag on there, it just shoes up as a box of random text on the middle of a page. How can I put it where it's meant to go. Where is it meant to go?

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina September 30, 2013

      Hey, 

       

      If you wish to view your website source code, use the below examples of where to place '?_escaped_fragment_=' within your domain name in order to access the escaped fragment version of your website. Once you are viewing the escaped fragment version of your website, you may right click and select 'View Source Code' in order to access your websites source code.
       

      For example: www.suspiciousmoles.com/?_escaped_fragment_=

       

      Then you can click 'view page source' and check the page's source code as you can see in the attached screenshot below.

      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.

       

      We can assure you that your individual pages are seen by Google.

      Please let us know should you require any further information. 

      Thanks, 

      Alina, Wix Support Team
    • i50461

      Replied by i50461 October 1, 2013

      Thanks. Does that mean I've done it OK then? Did I place the H1 tag in the correct place?

       

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina October 1, 2013

      Hey, 

      Please note that you can use our SEO tool to check your SEO settings and improve them. 

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

      Thanks, 

      Alina, Wix Support Team
  • seanyakeley

    Replied by seanyakeley September 25, 2013

    I recently got error messages in both Google and Bing Webmaster Tools that I did not have a H1 in my page. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I am following the steps outlined in the wix guidelines and when I view source and Ctrl+F for H1 I show 0/0. Furthermore, when I do a H2 search, the result is matching what is listed in my "Company / Site Name" (see attached). This does not make any sense at all. I am lost. When I add the Title text to the page and edit the text it does not show up in the code. Please assist.

    
    Webpage.pdf
    
    <div id="viewer_preloader">
        <p>Loading</p>
        <h2>OSI Golf (Odyssey Solutions LLC)</h2>
        <div id="userLogo" style="background:url('http://static.wixstatic.com/media/62c0b9_2ef0d75064f3a87dfcb26377d4f150a8.png_256') no-repeat 50% 50%;background-size:contain;" ></div>
        <div id="preloader"></div>
    </div>
    
    <script type="text/javascript" 

     

    • seanyakeley

      Replied by seanyakeley September 25, 2013

    • Tom Wix Team

      Replied by Tom September 25, 2013

      Hi,

       

      We are using Ajax Crawling as a way for the search engines to read your websites code. With Ajax Crawling, your content, data and design are merged together and extracted far easier and quicker by search engines.
       

      Using Ajax Crawling however means that accessing your source code is a little different.
      If you access the source code the usual way (right clicking and view source), you will not see your websites content but rather a code, <meta name="fragment" content="!">, to tell search engines that we are using Ajax Crawling.
       

      If you wish to view your website source code, use the below examples of where to place '?_escaped_fragment_=' within your domain name in order to access the escaped fragment version of your website. Once you are viewing the escaped fragment version of your website, you may right click and select 'View Source Code' in order to access your websites source code.
       

      Example site - www.wixexample.com
      1. Home Page - place ?_escaped_fragment_= at the end of your URL
      www.wixexample.com/?_escaped_fragment_=
       

      Example site - www.wixexample.com#!AboutUs/c2414
      2. Individual pages - ?_escaped_fragment_= in place of the #!
      www.wixexample.com/?_escaped_fragment_=AboutUs/c2414
       

      We can assure you that your individual pages are seen by Google.
       

      For more information about Ajax Crawling click here.

       

      Looking at the source code of the escaped fragment version of your site (http://www.osigolf.com/?_escaped_fragment_=) the H1 tag appears properly in place:

       

      If you require any further assistance please let us know.

       

      Tom

      Wix Team

  • lananh269

    Replied by lananh269 August 28, 2013

    How to view the source code of sub page. I add "?_escaped_fragment_" in the link already but I can't got it.

    • Hudson Wix Team

      Replied by Hudson August 28, 2013

       

      If you want 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.
       

      What you need to do to view the HTML website as Google does, is 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 now 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.  
       

      The following is a guide to help you manage the header tags 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.
       

      We can assure you that all of your Page Meta Tags are been crawled and recognized by search engines. A lot of time and thought has been put into the SEO side of this new product.
       

      For information on on changing the format of your Wix Font click  here.

       

  • sup6480

    Replied by sup6480 August 25, 2013

    I too am having H! issues. The SEO wizard says that I have an H1 tag for the keyword replacement windows (entrypointexteriors.com) but when I view the html as google see it and search for an H1 I get 0/0. I have both an H1 and H2 set in my header and to display on all pages. Webfire and Traffic Travis both report that I have no H1 tag.......I have reached the end of my ability on this.

    Thanks, Brian

    • Hudson Wix Team

      Replied by Hudson August 25, 2013

      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.

    • sup6480

      Replied by sup6480 August 25, 2013

      Thank You Claire, I have been using Wix for sites for years and utilize the Monitoring tool and support center pages regularly. My question is; Why, when I do this>>> 

      "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."

       ....then Google says that I have NO H1 tags?

    • sup6480

      Replied by sup6480 August 25, 2013

      Nevermind...Im a dufus....I figured it out:)

    • dimitry Wix Team

      Replied by dimitry August 25, 2013

      We are glad the problem was solved.

      Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.


      Thanks.

      Dimitry - Wix Support
  • cwcomstock

    Replied by cwcomstock August 10, 2013

    Hi,

    Several SEO reports for my site say there is not H1.  Do you know why this is being stated? 

    When I look at the source code I see this: 
    <h1 class="font_0"><span class="color_16">The End of Loneliness</span></h1>
     

    Isn't that my h1 tag?

     

    thank you,

     

    Chuck

    • ilan-t Wix Team

      Replied by ilan-t August 10, 2013

      Hi Chuck

       

      That is your H1 tag, and how google will crawl your page.

       

      What SEO reports are you referring to?

       

      Best regards

    • cwcomstock

      Replied by cwcomstock August 10, 2013

      Hi,

      Probably a case of a newbie like myself not really understanding...

      (1) I used webfire site analysis tool:

      "The keywords you are trying to rank for:

      loneliness

      Do not appear in an H1 or H2 tag.

      We highly recommend that you use an H1 or H2 tag with this keyword."

      (2) and I paid for a report online:

      "Keyword use in H1 headline texts
      Very Important
      H1 headline texts are the texts that are written between the <h1>...</h1> tags in the HTML code of a web page. Some
      search engines give extra relevance to search terms that appear in the headline texts. This chapter examines if this
      applies to Google.com (without Places), too.
      Example: <h1>your very big headline text</h1>
      Your contents
      [not used]
      <- not used
      Advice for your H1 headline texts
      Search term: "Loneliness""

    • ilan-t Wix Team

      Replied by ilan-t August 10, 2013

      Hi Chuck,

       

      Unfortunately we can't support third party SEO reports, You can use the Wix SEO monitoring tool for free though.

       

      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.
       

      You can also enhance the process by submitting you site directly to Google.
      Simply go here and follow the simple steps. These steps might help your site be indexed much faster.

       

      If you have any questions about your SEO or the Monitoring tool please feel free to ask us.

       

      Best regards

  • dmcihomeland

    Replied by dmcihomeland June 26, 2013

    Hi

    I follow ur Instructions regarding H1 but there are no H1 seen in view source. I did it many times now thank you.

    • ilan-t Wix Team

      Replied by ilan-t June 26, 2013

      Hello,

       

      I see you have quite  few sites under your account, could you please specify which one so we may investigate it.

       

      Thanks

    • dmcihomeland

      Replied by dmcihomeland June 26, 2013

      my website is dmcihomeland thank you

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben June 27, 2013

      Please note that your h1 tag is currently set as ' DMCI Homes Land '. Please make sure that you consult the best reply for this thread for the steps to properly access your site source code.

       

       

  • olgajadedelacruz

    Replied by olgajadedelacruz June 10, 2013

    How do I do this if I dont want to show a text title? I cant hide it. I have a logo that shows the title of the site, that is all i want.How can I add an H1 header without being forced to have a text title?

    • Adam F Wix Team

      Replied by Adam F June 10, 2013

      You can't achieve the same result (in terms of SEO) using an image.  Images are not considered 'SEO friendly' data, as H1 tags are.  

      I recommend adding an H1 tag to your site but if you are not sure, I suggest that you take a moment to learn more about the importance of site titles from our learning page  here .

       

      If you require any further assistnace, please feel free to contact us again

  • adrianpo3

    Replied by adrianpo3 June 9, 2013

    Having a major issue with H1. My first line of text is set to title and inside my header to show on all pages, its our company name. I did change the font and size under "fonts". When I run the SEO it says that there IS a H1. When I try to find the HTML with ctr+f it does not show a H!. I also ran two seperate SEO programs and neither show a H1. This is for a business page and I dont want to upgrade or publish it to our domain until its 100% ready. Is the problem because I changed the font and size in the design menu? Using Can you please help? I have followed all of the setting in the "help" on here.

    Side not is that my meta tags will not refresh using http://www.seositecheckup.com it keeps showing my older one.

    Thanks! 

    temp site is: http://adrianpo3.wix.com/sttadventures

    • Dror - Wix Support Wix Team

      Replied by Dror - Wix Support June 9, 2013

      Hi,

       

      Which keywords did you use?

      Please note that you have a site over-all SEO settings, which can be found under Settings -> SEO (Google), and page specific SEO settings which are under Pages -> Specific page -> Settings.

       

      Awaiting your reply,

       

      Dror - Wix Team
    • adrianpo3

      Replied by adrianpo3 June 10, 2013

      I have set the specific SEO settings for each page, as well as the main seo settings. My question is about H1. What do you mean what keywords? Here are my settuing under Settings>SEO google.

      Site title: St. Thomas Scuba and Snorkel Adventures | A private tour company.

      Site Description: Tour and excursion operators in St. Thomas providing private tours, exciting adventures and exotic trips. 

      Keywords: St. Thomas, excursion, vacation, trip, tours, adventure, travel, yacht, snorkel, scuba, private driver, whales, swim, swim with dolphins, sailboat, sail and snorkel, scuba diving, scuba, scuba lessons, night snorkel, sightseeing, kayak

       

      For the Homepage the SEOs are as follows:

      Title: St. Thomas Scuba and Snorkel Adventures | A premiere private tour company.

      Page description: Rated one of the best tour companies in St. Thomas tour company, take a night snorkel tour, boat tour, see dolphins, go cave diving, cave snorkeling, sip rum punch, enjoy cruise ship pickup and St. John day trips and St. John snorkel tours.

      Keywords: St. Thomas tour company, Virgin Islands, St. Thomas snorkel, beach tour, kayak, hike, night snorkel

       

      Currently it shows I have NO H1 which should be the main title that is in corect placement and settings. 

       

    • Nat

      Replied by Nat June 10, 2013

      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.

      Please don't hesitate to contact us again. Nat
    • adrianpo3

      Replied by adrianpo3 June 10, 2013

      Yep the escaped fragment thing worked! Now all the SEO checkers I run show a very high SEO rating! Sweet! Because wix uses this specific type of mapping is it less or more effective when users are using google? I have web design friends and they don't know much about the Ajax crawling and the pros and cons. Now if I connect our website to our permanent domain of stthomasadventures.com will the site still use Ajax? Thanks! 

    • Adam F Wix Team

      Replied by Adam F June 10, 2013

      Yes. We are using Ajax Crawling as a way for the search engines to read your websites code. With Ajax Crawling, your content, data and design are merged together and extracted far easier and quicker by search engines. You can read more about AJAX crawling  here .

  • levahim

    Replied by levahim May 2, 2013

    Hello,

    I was doing the Wix Seo Wizard and it says I have not Title but there is a Title in the home page setting.  Why doesn't it show up?

    Thanks

    • levahim

      Replied by levahim May 2, 2013

      Actually what it says is that I need two things fixed... the headline and the image names. I am not sure why there is a problem with these steps in the SEO Wizard.

      Thanks

    • Niv Wix Team

      Replied by Niv May 2, 2013

      Hi,

      I checked your site and there are few things you haven't updates. Your logo image at the header, doesn't have a title. To add a title to the image, simply click on the images-->edit image-->title

      Shown in the screenshot below:

      Furthermore, you don't have a title (H1) in your header.

      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.

      For more information, click here.

      If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

       

      Niv, Wix Support
    • levahim

      Replied by levahim May 4, 2013

      Hello,

      I added titles to the logo header but I am still not clear about the H1 Tag.  My logo header and footer is marked to appear on all pages.  And if I am supposed to add text I am not sure where that is supposed to go.

      Thanks

    • levahim

      Replied by levahim May 4, 2013

      The SEO Wizzard says I have 15 images without search phrases but the only image I can add ALt Text to is the logo header.  When I click on to the other images it does not give me the option to choose Titlt and Alt Text.

      Tanks

       

    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah May 4, 2013

      Hey,

       

      Please add an H1 to the header - this needs to be a text box, not text as part of an image. The text must be of the 'title' font style, and set to show on all pages. 

       

      I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
    • levahim

      Replied by levahim May 4, 2013

      Hi,

      It's two different things the SEO Wizzard is asking.  It tells me that I need an H1 to the header.  I believe this has been done but it still says it needs to be done.  When I click on the logo I added Text and Alt Text, but it still says not done.

      The second thing it wants me to do is add search phrases to all 15 images on the home page.  The problem is that the only time I have an option to that is when I click on to one image which is the logo on top.  If I click on any of the other images I do not have option to add search phrases.  Both of these items are confusing me and not sure what else to try.

      Thanks

    • Nat

      Replied by Nat May 5, 2013

      Hey,

      The H1 title missing means that while you have a logo with a title, this is not considered an H1 tag. You need to add a text box and use the Title font for this to be considered an H1. Also, this text box must be set to show on all pages.

      Please don't hesitate to contact us again. Nat

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