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Confused about Page title, h1, site name

snikadin
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Confused about Page title, h1, site name

Hi everyone!

I feel like this is a really stupid question because I've been running my affiliate site for ½ year and only now thought about it.
I've used Artisteer themes with WP up until now that I switched to AffiloTheme 3. What I noticed was that I have my title displayed twice in large black letters. So if my keyword for that post was:

"Stop dog digging", I'd have a catchy title like:
"Stop dog digging - the 3 best tips"

Now here's my problem. In my artisteer theme, I barely noticed, but with the Affilotheme3 It's ridicilous because now, at the top of my page, I see:

"Stop dog digging - the 3 best tips"
"Stop dog digging - the 3 best tips"

HERE GOES MY POST bla bla bla bla bal
bla bla bla
bla bla bla


The reason, I think, for this is that I'm writing "Stop dog digging - the 3 best tips" as my post title(not even sure it's called that, but I write it in the big field at the top on the page where you write your new post/edit a pos) and then I'm also writing it as a heading at the start of my post. I've done this so that my keyword is in the <title> tag as well as <h1> tag.

But this looks plain stupid now. How do you guys tackle the problem? If I remove "Stop dog digging - the 3 best tips" as my Heading 1 from the top of the post, I'll lose the keyword in h1 tag right?


Thank you!
/snik
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jmpruitt
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Umm in Wordpress, the post title is by default in <h1> tags. you dont need to do that, if you really want to you could do a subhaeding like


post title: Stop dog digging - the 3 best tips"

subtitle: Check out these 3 super tips to stop you dog from digging today!
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snikadin
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Hi jmpruitt,

Thanks for answering this question.
So if I remove the heading i have (that's the same as my page title), I won't suffer any SEO penalties?

Is there any way to make sure that the title is actually in h1 tags? I'm using AffiloTheme 3.

Thank you!
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jmpruitt
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Well, unless you mucked around in the theme css, it is by default set to H1 tags, all blogs are.

there will not be seo penalties, and as I always say, make it look good for your readers, and it will be well optimized for search. some of the things that "SEO experts" teach are about 90% lies anyway. they are guessing and strutting around acting like they know what they are talking about.

I have seen #1 sites without any H1 tags on the page....on page factors will help your rankings, but you can still get rankings without them. I would rather sacrifice one small point that google barely notices to make my site look good for my readers.
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robinjackman
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Target your main keyword with title, h1 tag and also website url.
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roslonsy
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Hi, I have a new website created by mywebsitedesigns and I have no idea how to insert title tags and meta tags for SEO. Could somebody take me through step by step PLEASE.

Do I start in wp-admin and post tags - I did try this but the www did not delete on the search page of google.


Ros
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