SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is an important topic that many bloggers will tell you about, but won’t give you enough information to help you. Instead, they want you to contact them and let them do it for you, and they’ll charge you as much as $16.67 a minute. You can hire them to maximize your website and be in the hole before getting started, or learn as much as you can by trial and error, if you can. Piss on them! This is where I’m different. I know that many are struggling to build get their websites established. I have no secrets and am not afraid of competition like so many cowards out there. I’ll show you everything I know. I’m now going to show you a simple trick to maximize your SEO and your search engine traffic that will get you more search traffic, and make Google love you.
Maximize SEO – Get familiar with HTML header tags
If you’re out-sourcing your website design, you wouldn’t know about HTML header tags. I recommend forwarding this article to the person creating your site. If you’re creating your own site, then you know exactly what these are. Just in case, here’s a very brief description.
HTML header tags are headings in your website. They are coded as follows: h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 and h6. The most important is h1, and h6 the least important. For example, the title of this article you see above, “Trick with HTML header tags to maximize SEO and get more search traffic”, is an h2 tag. All of the HTML header tags must contain your key word(s). That’s how people see you on a Google search. If done right, Google will give your site priority in searches. I just gave you a brief description, but enough about this. This is not a course on HTML header tags. You can read thousands of blogs and learn all of the mechanics of this. I want to teach you something you can’t learn anywhere else – How to apply it.
How to use these HTML header tags in SEO
Here’s something no one will tell you. Until now, you pretty much had to figure this out for yourself.
You’ll use the h1 tag once, when you create your website. After that, you’ll never have to use this tag again.
Google only wants you to use one h1. Look at the image at the top of this page (Go to top). This is the code from the header.php file. The website title is an h1 tag. That’s all you need. This tag will be on every page on your website. Now you can forget h1, unless you decide later to re-do your site in another theme.
Now, add the other two HTML header tags – h2 and h3
The only other HTML header tags you should have in your blog post are h2 and h3. Occasionally, you may use one of the other tags, h4 through h6, but not very often. But just for illustration, I’m going to use an h4 in the heading to the next section.
Put your most important keyword in h2 and h3
The headers (h2 and h3) you use in your article must have one or more of your important key words. This lets Google crawl your site, and tell people that the words they’re searching for are on your website. Do you know what else this means? This means they’ll be clicking on your website, once Google gives you a high ranking. If you do this consistently, that will come.
Remember, NEVER post content without one or more h2 and h3 tags. This is one of the most crucial factors in on page SEO, if not the most.
This is the way you structure each page and post of your website for maximum search results. Google will notice this when they index your website. It may take a month or two, but you will be ranked if you do this from now on. Always use these simple HTML header tags, and use them the right way for maximum SEO and more search traffic.