Multiple H1 titles on each page! Please fix ASAP

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  1. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 14 months ago

    As is popularly known it is best to have just one H1 per page and this is meant to be the title.

    Unfortunately, this is not the case and there is a second H1 at least on Dengarden. The second H1 is "Related Articles"

    Having two H1s is bad enough. Having the same H1 (this second one) across multiple pages is worse.

    Could someone on the team please fix this as a high-priority issue? It should be a super-fast fix.

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      We are looking into this issue. Thanks for reporting.

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Matt.

    2. Jule Romans profile image95
      Jule Romansposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Wait a sec. Does that mean that I need to go back and check/fix my headings in my older articles? Asking for a friend ;-)

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        No, the HTML code behind the scenes just has to be changed by the Hubpages technical people.

        1. Jule Romans profile image95
          Jule Romansposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 14 months ago

    Just posting to say I agree. H1 has a specific meaning online, more like "Title" in a document --should be used accordingly as it has implications for search

  3. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 14 months ago

    Major on-page SEO no-no.yikes

  4. EricDockett profile image96
    EricDockettposted 14 months ago

    Two days later and there has been no response here by HP staff. At least an acknowledgement that the post was read and they are aware of it, or something. With all the silliness in this forum of late, when a major issue is brought up it gets ignored.

    Disheartening.

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Exactly. I wonder if an email needs to be written.

      1. chef-de-jour profile image96
        chef-de-jourposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        In my experience Brandon an email can work wonders.

        1. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Just sent an email.

          1. EricDockett profile image96
            EricDockettposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            That's probably smart, but these forms are supposed to be a place to report issues. Hope somebody responds to you.

            1. lobobrandon profile image88
              lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              That was my thought. I provided a link to this thread in my email. I Will let you folks know if I get a reply via email.

  5. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 14 months ago

    Multiple H1 headings seems to be a controversial topic.
    Just came across this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyqJJXWk0gk&t=4s

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      You should keep in mind that this is Google and Google is smart enough to figure this out. There are other search engines out there. But algorithms are not always the best and there is still a lot of weight given to headings. So it is still a best practice not to have more than one.

      What is acceptable is not the same as what is a best practice.

      1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
        Matt Wellsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        We've changed the 'Related Articles' title to bold paragraph text as a temporary fix until we are able to completely remove the H1 tag. This temporary fix should satisfy Google until the permanent fix rolls out.

        1. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          I see the bold, but the H1 is still present as you say, I wonder if that really makes a difference, but hopefully, a real permanent fix can be made. Thanks for the update.

          I just checked using an external service in case I had cache issues https://www.seoreviewtools.com/html-headings-checker/

          1. eugbug profile image97
            eugbugposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            What are H4, H5 and H6 for?

            1. lobobrandon profile image88
              lobobrandonposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              They are all just further sub-sections. I used to use up to H4 on HP before, but they took away that feature, so H3 is the most you can go now.

        2. Glenn Stok profile image96
          Glenn Stokposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Matt, Making the H1 tag bold for the 'Related Articles' title does not make it any better. Google bots still see two H1 tags and having the same title 'Related Articles' for all hubs on the niche sites must confuse Google algorithms.

          A simple solution is to change the 'Related Articles' subtitle to a DIV instead of H1. You can still control the style without confusing Google with two titles.

          Hope this is helpful.

 
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