Page Header Tag


Filed under category: Search Engine Optimization



A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y

A page header is the headline (usually at the top of the page) which is in a larger font than the rest of the text on the page. This is to signify important text and helps the reader determine what the title of the page is. Search engines will look for header tags (h1, h2, h3, h4 or h5) and will determine text within header tags to be more important than the other text on the page. Because header tags are defined separately from other text within the HTML code of a website, the search engines are easily able to pick them out.


The concept of header tags are very similar to newspaper headlines. When we read a newspaper article, we look at the title of the page first. The title of a newspaper article will always be in a larger font and it will be the title of the article.


Why It's Important

Header tags are also used primarily for search engine optimization. When used properly, the text within a header tag can help your page be found for its target keywords. Header tags are highly recommended for SEO, but make sure they are used only as the page heading. It will not help your SEO efforts if you decide to make all keyword text into header tags because the search engines will catch onto this.