Does Google recommend using a single <h1> in your content for SEO purposes?

Forum White Hat SEO Does Google recommend using a single <h1> in your content for SEO purposes?

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    Google doesn’t give a shit.

    For those who voted Yes, I would love to see a source from Google where they state you should have no more than one H1 tag on a page.


    Google has flat announced that they don’t care about multiple H1s. If the content is arranged in an intelligent and coherent way, it won’t make a difference. Use the headings hierarchically to break up main points and sub points, and you’re golden.

    Heck, you don’t even need an H1. You can get away with an H2/3/4 as the topmost heading on a page, and if you follow the hierarchy from there you’ll be just fine


    According to authorityhacker research
    Google can consider use your H1 to understand your site and rewrite meta title in specific condition

    Well it’s very very small metrix which Google won’t care too much


    There’s no limit — neither upper nor lower bound. H1 elements are a great way to give more structure to a page so that users and search engines can understand which parts of a page are kind of under different headings, so I would use them in the proper way on a page.


    Where is the “does not matter” option?


    The one’s who voted No, please find yourself another profession. As you don’t belong in the seo profession!


    No, but you should, for your user’s sake.


    Google is not in the business of giving clear SEO guidelines


    If I recall correctly, Google offers no real advice on it and from their perspective H1s-Hxs a’re words on the page that contribute to relevancy like any other words on the page.

    From Google’s perspective, H1-Hx are not necessary for a page to rank. And that is true. Google does not need Hx to rank a page.

    From an SEO’s perspective, Hx are important to rank WELL, especially in competitive spaces.


    Who cares tbh?


    I voted no because, as I understand it, it would be a bad practice for visitors using a screen reader and would therefore cause you to lose rank from Google, so I guess it could be a yes or no.


    Doesn’t matter. They don’t care. John M is full of it.


    If you use headings in a proper way, it will help google understand at what keyword or set of keywords your page should be indexed.

    So you must include heading not only H1 but other headings too. And also you must include keywords in the heading.

    However, there are chances that your content might get indexed without indexed but not on relevant keywords

    That’s why it is recommended by Google to include h1 heading

    It is a recommendation but not a complusion.


    Imagine getting orders from multiple boss, each one stating differently.

    Chances are they all have same objective but communication gap makes it confusing.

    Boss – you content structure (headings)

    You – bot 😁

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