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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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  • 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
  • tactiktraining

    Replied by tactiktraining May 28, 2014

    Multiple H1 tags

    Dear WIX

     

    After using your SEO I am getting a message that I have multiple H1 tags on my site.

     

    As far as I am aware there are no hidden tags and further more I can't find any H1 tags other than the ones I am using at the top of the page.

     

    Please advise.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Jeff

     

    • Bender Wix Team

      Replied by Bender May 28, 2014

      Hi!

       

      Please note that you have added two text boxes in your header and set them as a title. 

      I have merged your question to the relevant thread. please follow the instructions in the Best Reply.

       

      Thanks!

  • lgapplianceservice9

    Replied by lgapplianceservice9 May 22, 2014

    Cannot Find H1. Offscreen or something?

    When using the SEO wizard it says that I have an H1 header, but I need to edit it.  Unfortunately, I cannot for the life of my find it!  It must be off page or something, but I cannot find where its located in the header.  Help!!

    • Etti Wix Team

      Replied by Etti May 22, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I have moved your post to the relevant thread, please go to the "Best reply" for more information.

       

      Let us know if you have more questions.

  • sadhukanakaraja8

    Replied by sadhukanakaraja8 May 22, 2014

    My H1 tag is not listing

    Hi I have added a text as my H1 tag, But when im running with seo tools none of them displaying the presence of my H1 tag. can you guys help me please.

    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima May 22, 2014

      Hi,
       

      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.

      Dima -Wix support team-
  • jvbom9

    Replied by jvbom9 May 22, 2014

    Hi Wix,

    I also have a question about the headings. When analyzing my site with external programs my H1 tag never seems to get detected. I know you cannot guarantee their functionality, but I just wonder whether something is wrong with my current H1 tag? Furthermore, apparently I also have 2 H2 tags with blank content on my website. However, I cannot locate those blank H2 tags anywhere. Can you maybe tell me where they are located so I can erase them? 

    Thanks in advance!

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso May 22, 2014

      Hi,

      I checked your site and I saw you have added two H1 tags:

       

      Please note: 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.

       

      You can easily find your h1 and h2 tags in your site.

       

      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.

       

      After you open the HTML source code, please click on CTRL + F and click h1 and h2

       

      Dina-Wix Team.

       

  • dartmoorpest

    Replied by dartmoorpest May 20, 2014

    what do i call my title in the web site page

    what do i call my title in the web site page 

    i have an error h1 tag is missing missing

    • Helle Wix Team

      Replied by Helle May 20, 2014

      Hi dartmoorpest,

       

      please follow the instructions above in the best answer to add your h1 heading.

      At the time your h1 is: "Devon pest control".

      Here you can find tips how to improve your SEO.

       

      Please let us know, if you should require further assistance.

      Have a good day,

      Helle, Support-Team Wix
    • dartmoorpest

      Replied by dartmoorpest May 20, 2014

      hi there has each page on my web site at source title  should they be the same,

      as on each page in the seo settings

      ie   page name    wasp control

           page title        Wasp Nest removal Devon & Cornwall pest control

        page at source is devon pest control should this be changed 

      thanks andrew 

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti May 21, 2014

      Hi Andrew,

      An H1 title should be singular in each page - it does not have to be the same. Search spiders pay attention to the words used in the h1 tag as it should contain a basic description of the page content, just as the page <title> does .

      If you're trying to optimize a Web page for a specific keyword phrase, this is where that phrase should appear, preferably the first two words or so. This tells the search engine that these words are important - that this is what this page is about.

       

      Best, Ritti
  • graham095

    Replied by graham095 May 8, 2014

    I'm stuck! The Wix SEO wizard says I have two Heading tags (H1) but should only have one. I'm not aware of adding any and I don't know how to find them or remove the offending one.

    • graham095

      Replied by graham095 May 8, 2014

      It's sorted.

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y May 8, 2014

      As I understand, the issue has been resolved. Please let us know in case you need further help.

      All the best, Or
  • paintmnk

    Replied by paintmnk May 8, 2014

    SOE - Title keywords

    Hi There

    Is there a search option on website o I can find which is my "Title"?

    I created a title and matched it with the SOE keywords. Since it is not the same as what my header is, I reduced the font and places in the top corner so it is not visible.

    My SOE report gives me okay results, so it should be there somewhere, but I can't find it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Komi

    • Tal Wix Team

      Replied by Tal May 8, 2014

      Hi Komi,

       

      I've merged your query with the relevant thread.

      Please check the Best Reply at the top of this page for instructions regarding your site's H1 heading.

       

      Pleas inform us whether you need nay further assistance,

      Tal, Wix Team
  • ziggersite

    Replied by ziggersite April 30, 2014

    H1 Tag Issue

    This is rubbish. You're saying that H1 tags only show when:

    1. The text is listed as H1

    2. The text is a certain size - according to unknown parameters

    3. The text is at a certain location - according to unknown parameters

    How on earth do we get Wix sites to show unrecognised H1 tags?? No wonder Bing and Google can't find any.
     

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben April 30, 2014

      Please note that I have changed your post to the HTML5 forum (from the Flash forum), and merged it to the main thread regarding h1 tags. Please review the best reply above for the exact guidelines regarding h1 tags.

       

      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

    • ziggersite

      Replied by ziggersite April 30, 2014

      Yes, the Best Answer doesn't work; I've tried every suggestion and Bing Webmaster Tools still says it's missing.

      One simple line of Text

      Top left

      H2 underneath it, central

      Size 31 point

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti April 30, 2014

      Hi,

      I am not certain what you are asking. An H1 tag will always be recognized by the search engine as it is in its respective tag ( <h1></h1>).

      Please let us know what the domain in question is and what the exact issue seems to be.

       

      Best, Ritti
    • ziggersite

      Replied by ziggersite April 30, 2014

      Hi Ritti

      The H1 tag is showing in the source code but Bing and Google Webmaster Tools don't recognise it. Whilst I understand that you have no control over 3rd Party software, I'm not sure there's much point is displaying H1 tags if the search engines can't find them.
       

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti April 30, 2014

      Hi :o)

      This is probably because you are scanning the wrong version of your site.

      They should check the escaped fragment version for the H1 tag and not the source code of the site.

      Your site has two versions:

      a. The standard, the one users see.

      b. The one the Search Bots crawl.

       

      I suggest using our own SEO tool which is designed to crawl your content just like the search engines would.

       

      SEO Monitoring Tool

       

       

      If you require any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact us.

      Best, Ritti
    • ziggersite

      Replied by ziggersite April 30, 2014

      So I should add /?_escaped_fragment_= to every url/site I submit to Google and Bing?
       

    • Ira Bel Wix Team

      Replied by Ira Bel April 30, 2014

      Hello,

       

      You need to add it  only when you want to view your source code and check your tags.

       

      We recommend using SEO Monitoring Tool, just like Ritti suggested, it will do all the work for you.

       

      Good luck!

    • ziggersite

      Replied by ziggersite May 1, 2014

      It now says missing meta language information...
       

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben May 1, 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.

  • ssmajkan

    Replied by ssmajkan April 28, 2014

     

    Hello,

    My website has 2 heading tags (H1).

    I believe I have an empty text box. But I can not find the empty text box to delete it.

     

    • ssmajkan

      Replied by ssmajkan April 28, 2014

      http://www.smartphonesymphony.com/

    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina April 28, 2014

      Hey, 

      Currently your H1 titles are:

      'Get The Latest Top Cheap The Best Newest SmartPhones Nokia LG Sony Motorola Samsung HTC Apple BlackBerry Huawei Other New Electronic Products For Sale. Accessories Reviews' 

      and 'Compare Vote Forum Comment And More....'

      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.

      Alina, Wix Support Team

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