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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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  • 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
  • Ben Wix Team

    Replied by Ben June 18, 2014

    Please note that the text "Hacking is the Future" is currently set as the H1 tag for your Wix site, as displayed in the screenshot you provided.

     

    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.

  • owensutherland

    Replied by owensutherland June 18, 2014

    My Wix Site has a H1 tag but bing webmaster says otherwise. how can I fix this?

     

    I have no idea how to fix this. to me the h1 tag is there. any suggestions?

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti June 22, 2014

      Hi,

      You do indeed have a H1 title as shown correctly by you in the screenshot. Please re-run Bings' test and let us know if it still shows this message.

      Thank you for your cooperation.

       

      Best, Ritti
    • owensutherland

      Replied by owensutherland June 22, 2014

       

      as you can see the source code of my site according to Bing doesnt contain a h1 tag. i search for hi and it comes back with the two results i highlighted. please advise

    • owensutherland

      Replied by owensutherland June 23, 2014

      This last screenshot is what I got when re-running bing's SEO test. Please provide me with a solution

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti June 24, 2014

      Hi,

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

       

      An answer to this topic can be found in How do I access my Website source code?

      Best, Ritti
  • rutgerdrive

    Replied by rutgerdrive June 15, 2014

    Webmaster tools

    @sentstocks1,  Thanks your code worked to get rid of the meta tag error.  I still have an H1 tag is missing error and Bing still won't find my website.  It's driving me crazy!  At least I'm down to one error.  

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia June 15, 2014

      Regarding your site's visibility with Bing, I highly recommend you to use Bing webmaster tools.

      An answer to this topic can be found in Can I verify my site ownership with Bing Webmaster Tools?

      Regarding your site's H1 tag, here is your site's SEO version: http://lafayettehome.wix.com/lafayettesquare?_escaped_fragment_=,

      and here is your H1 tag:

      You can find more information regarding your Header tags at the 'best reply' for this topic.

      Should you require further assistance, please let us know,

      Elia - Wix Support
    • rutgerdrive

      Replied by rutgerdrive June 16, 2014

      Thank you for your reply.  1) I already "Verified" the site using the Bing
      Webmaster Tools 2) I used the Wix SEO Analyzer and get no errors 3) I also
      viewed the code as you did which offers me no solution 4) I used the Bing
      Webmaster Tools to analyze the site and continue to get the missing H1
      error code and missing Meta language 5) I added a Site Map in the Bing
      Webmaster Tools and the status is "Success" and 6) I have deleted the Title
      and replaced it on my Wix website more times then I can count.  I have
      spent days on this and am very frustrated.  I have absolutely no problems
      with Google but, can't seem to get Bing to see my website or get rid of the
      erros.  I no longer have the Meta code added from the other post because it seems to be creating errors when I use the Wix SEO Analyzer now.  The only Meta Code I have now is from the Bing site "<meta name="msvalidate.01" content="AE271FA7B57E9380962ACD68B8E74EA3" />"  If you have any other suggestions, I would certainly appreciate
      them.  Thanks so much.

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia June 16, 2014

      Hi,

      Regarding using the Bing SEO analyzer, 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.

       

      I've checked your site URL with Bing, and it looks like it hasn't been indexed yet.

      I've submitted your site's URL to Bing:

      and got the following reply:

      Bing will come and visit your site soon. To find out if your site is indexed and receiving traffic from Bing or to submit more URLs, sign up for a free account with
      Bing Webmaster Tools

       

      Please check your site's visibility at your Webmaster tools console. (fetch as Bingbot at your console).

      Elia - Wix Support
    • rutgerdrive

      Replied by rutgerdrive June 16, 2014

      Thank you for your efforts.  I too submitted my site to Bing at least 6 times over the last week.  I sent them an email earlier today to see if they have any suggestions on how to fix the errors. I had read about the Ajax technology but, didn't think it would completely block my site.  It works great for Google who it the leader.   If it takes Bing three months to index the site as I have read on other posts, that's not a very good track record.  If they send me any solutions, I'll post them here.  Have a great day!

    • rutgerdrive

      Replied by rutgerdrive June 17, 2014

      Here is the reply I got from Bing.  (BTW, my website has been active on Google for two weeks. It published from Wix to Google immediately.)  They gave not response regarding the errors message they gave me.

      "Thank you for providing us a screenshot of your Bing Webmaster Tools Verify Ownership page. We understand that your site is still not indexed in Bing. Upon checking it appears that your site is new and we haven't crawled it yet. With new websites it can take Bing some time to find links and crawl through to your website. Even if the site is submitted directly via Bing Webmaster Tools, we still need to find your site, crawl it, and assess it before it appears in the index. Unfortunately we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide the specific time on when your site will show up on Bing index. Rest assured that we are working on this request and we humbly ask for your patience and understanding on this matter."

    • rutgerdrive

      Replied by rutgerdrive June 17, 2014

      Sorry for the typos.....lol

       

    • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

      Replied by Alon - WIX team June 18, 2014

      Thank you for sharing their response with us; it helps us understand Bing's time frame and work standers better. 

      Be sure to let us know if there's anything else we can help you with

      Alon - Wix Team
    • rutgerdrive

      Replied by rutgerdrive June 18, 2014

      I asked again regarding the error messages and here is there response:

      "I understand that Bing Webmaster Tool's SEO Analyzer is reporting that the <h1> tag is missing and the page is missing meta-language information.

      I've checked http://lafayettehome.wix.com/lafayettesquare and I didn't see the <h1> tag from this page and it doesn't have a meta-language information. Please take note that the SEO analyzer is a useful tool to check your pages for compliance of some of SEO's best practices but it doesn't directly affect your page ranking in Bing. Since we've successfully get a result, it means that we are able to fetch your site.

      In regards with your indexing inquiry, if your site is relatively new, our crawlers needs to successfully crawl your site numerous times before we serve it on our results page. As of the moment we recommend that you work on your SEO and to remain patient as SEO is the best way to have your site be included in our index and to improve its rankings."

      I've used "/?_escaped_fragment_" at the end of my domain name to look at my code.  I do not see any code that specifies the language and country.  I would like to add it to my site but, the only place I can see to add code to the Wix site is by going into "Advanced SEO Settings."  When I do this, it will not allow me to add the code "<meta http-equiv=”content-language” content=”en-us”>" or "
      <meta content="en-us" http-equiv="Content-Language" />" as another poster suggested.

      It appears that I have my H1 heading so I don't know why they say I don't have it.  Thanks for any further suggestions. 
       

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia June 18, 2014

      Hi,

      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.

      We document and learn from every feature request and bug brought to our attention. These objectives are immediately high priority milestones in Wix's product road map.

       

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


      To read about our feature updates, please click here.

      Elia - Wix Support
  • Ritti Wix Team

    Replied by Ritti June 9, 2014

    Hi again,

    You do not have to add a h1 title within your blog post. However, you should have an H1 on every page in your site, such as the one i have marked in the screenshot.

    Best, Ritti
  • brucemarable

    Replied by brucemarable June 9, 2014

    I removed the title tag that you pointed out because I just realized that it was displayed as an H1 tag on every page (it was set to display on every page), so to my original question do I need to include an H1 tag in my blog post (even though I want it to be , or can I have my title that already appears become the H1?

    • brucemarable

      Replied by brucemarable June 9, 2014

      I know I don't "HAVE" to include an H1 tag on the blog; however, I would really like for the blog title to always be the H1 to follow best SEO practices for ranking purposes...is that possible?

      Also, the title tag seems to be utilizing the name of the post and combining it with the title tag from my home page. Is there a reason why the name of the post is not the actual title tag for the post. 

      Example:

      Blog Post Name: First Time Home Buyers and The Big Bang Theory

      Blog Post Title Tag: PHILADELPHIA REAL ESTATE AGENT | PHILADELPHIA REALTOR | AGENT LADY | First Time Home Buyers and The Big Bang Theory

      I assumed that the title tag would just be the name of the post...thanks!

       

    • Dror - Wix Support Wix Team

      Replied by Dror - Wix Support June 9, 2014

      The title of the post is already the H1 by default. Regarding the page's title At the moment you can't customize your post's title - it is currently optimized for seo by default including your home's title and the post name for maximum relevance, but the option to change it is on our development roadmap. 

      Dror - Wix Team
  • Ritti Wix Team

    Replied by Ritti June 8, 2014

    Hi,

    Your Blog titles are H5 headings. I have marked your H1 header in the blog page:

    Best, Ritti
  • brucemarable

    Replied by brucemarable June 7, 2014

    H1 Title in Blogs

    After looking at my first blog post http://www.agentlady.com/#!First-Time-Home-Buyers-and-The-Big-Bang-Theory/c1d7i/EA040C20-B35A-4FD5-BD27-57EA8BE75FB4 can you let me know me know if the title of the blog is automatically the H1 or if I still need to include a H1 actually within the blog.

    Thanks!

  • Ritti Wix Team

    Replied by Ritti June 2, 2014

    Hi,

    No, unfortunately you will have to click it and delete it that way. If you like you can tell us what the title is and we will do it for you.

    Best, Ritti
  • lhunt4

    Replied by lhunt4 June 2, 2014

    Can't find my H1 Tag

    Hi, the SEO wizard says I have a certain H1 tag that I would like to change. However, I can not find it on my homepage. I have hidden text in the background and can see the other hidden text by changing the colour of the background so the text appears but I just can't find where I have put the H1 tag. Is there anyway of changing or deleting it without clicking on the text itself?

    Thanks

    • lhunt4

      Replied by lhunt4 June 2, 2014

      Thank you. According to the SEO wizard the H1 tag is: "eyelash extensions wimbledon, eyelash extensions surrey, mink eyelashes surrey,mink eyelash extensions kingston upon thames"

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios June 2, 2014

      Hi,

       

      There are certain SEO techniques that people try to employ in order to get a higher PageRank. These techniques are often referred to as Black Hat.
      Google, being a robot and not a human, may not pick up on the use of these tools immediately, but eventually your website will be penalized.
      Using SEO techniques that try to fool or deceive Google can lead to your site losing its PageRank or being removed from the Google search altogether.

       

      What are considered Illegal SEO Techniques?
      The following are some SEO techniques that, if applied to your website, will eventually result in your website being penalized by the Search Engines. Undoing the damage caused by having your website reprimanded is not worth the initial gain of using these techniques.

       

      Hiding Texts and Links
      If a text is visible to Search Engines only it is considered spam. So what does Google consider hidden text?
      • Any text written in the same color (or close to) as the web page background.
      • Any text situated in an area of the page that has been defined as hidden or invisible using CSS.
      • Extremely small fonts that are not legible to internet user.
      • Any text that is being hidden behind an image.

       

      To read more about illegal SEO techniques please click here

       

      We are here if you require further assistance 

      Many thanks, Barrios
    • lhunt4

      Replied by lhunt4 June 2, 2014

      Thanks for informing me of this. I will be removing the hidden text.

      I still need to locate the page Title though...

      Thanks

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios June 2, 2014

      Hi,

       

      You can look for hidden elements on your site by going into the editor and pressing Control+ M. I went through your site and identified 3 hidden text boxes, I made these texts yellow and saved it in the editor. 

      Make sure to go through your site also with Control+M to see if there are more hidden buttons, images, social icons, text etc.

       

      We are here should you require further assistance

      Many thanks, Barrios
    • lhunt4

      Replied by lhunt4 June 2, 2014

      Thanks so much. One of the lines you found was what I was trying to get rid of... won't be doing that again.

    • Nati Wix Team

      Replied by Nati June 2, 2014

      Hey lhunt4,

       

      You are most welcome.

       

      Please let us know should you need any further assistance regarding this or any other matter.

       

      Best Regards, Nati - Wix Support Team

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