Headings

Organize your content using headings. Think of it like a book's index; don't skip levels.

What

Resource: Yoast, "SEO basics: How to use headings on your site"

  • Headings help users AND search engines read and understand text.

  • Headings define which parts of the content are important.

  • <title> or <h1> should be reserved for the page title.

  • Do not skip headings! If you're looking for a specific size or style, have the CSS adjusted.

  • Headings need to be descriptive of the content it 'heads.'

Why

  • Helps with scanning of content

  • Screen-readers may listen to all the headings to decide what to visit, so content is important here.

Example

<Title>: How to Use headings on your site

  • <h2> Why Use Headings?

    • <h3> Use headings to show text structure

    • <h3> Use headings to improve accessibility

    • <h3> Use headings to improve SEO

  • <h2> How to use headings in content

    • <h3> How headings work in WordPress

    • <h3> Learning the rules

    • <h3> An example heading structure

  • <h2> Headings in wordpress themes

  • <h2> Check your blog's headings

Where <h2> are section headings, and <h3> are topic headings