Properly Using H1-H6 Headings

Are H1-H6 Headings Misused on the Pages?

Headings (H1-H6) are crucial for both SEO and user experience. They help search engines understand the structure of your content and make it easier for users to navigate your site. Misusing headings can lead to poor SEO performance and a confusing user experience.

Common Mistakes in Using Headings

  • Using multiple H1 tags on a single page.
  • Skipping heading levels (e.g., jumping from H1 to H3).
  • Using headings for styling purposes rather than structural purposes.

How to Properly Use Headings on Shopify

In Shopify, you can edit your theme’s code to ensure proper heading usage. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit Code.
  2. Open the relevant template file (e.g., product.liquid, collection.liquid).
  3. Ensure that each page has only one H1 tag, usually for the main title.
  4. Use H2-H6 tags to create a logical hierarchy of subheadings.

How to Properly Use Headings on WordPress (WooCommerce)

In WordPress, you can use the Gutenberg editor or a page builder plugin to manage headings:

  1. Open the page or post you want to edit.
  2. Use the Heading block to add headings. Ensure you start with an H1 for the main title and use H2-H6 for subheadings.
  3. Check the HTML structure by switching to the Code Editor to ensure proper heading hierarchy.

Tools to Check Heading Structure

Use tools like W3C Markup Validation Service or browser extensions like Web Developer to check the heading structure of your pages.