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Too Many H1 Tags Error in Traffic Travis

lukecorden
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Too Many H1 Tags Error in Traffic Travis

Hi I thought I would bring up this problem as a new issue as it might help others too if I can get some clarification on it.

I am having a lot of trouble with traffic travis telling me I have too many h1 tags across my entire site when I only have 1 h1 tag on each page and that is in the title field.

In the main body of the posts I only utilize h2-h4 tags. I've checked the html text and there are no h1s at all.

Is it possible that TT is giving page warnings for titles of 'categories' or 'recent posts' that are present on each page in the side bar? If so, does this effect SEO or should I just focus on correcting the SEO warnings given in TT?

If this is the case does it follow that 'SEO warnings' supersede 'Page warnings' where 1 can be fixed at teh expense of the other?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

My site is here: www.specialeffectphoto.com

Thanks

Luke
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cecille.l
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Hi Luke,

I ran your site through Traffic Travis and I am getting the same error. Looking at your page's source code, it appears that the title of the page/post is tagged as H1. This is normal in mos themes. The titles of the widgets on the sidebar are also tagged as H1. This is as the widget titles are defined by the theme you are using. I suggest you edit or modify these widget titles as these can affect your on-page SEO. There should only be one H1 tag on each page/post.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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lukecorden
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Thanks Cecile.

This is as I feared. I need to change my theme to make speed it up. There are too many photos and even when optimized they slow the site down. It's a shame as its a photography niche I am working in so I've been resisting this. Anyway your advice is the final nail in the coffin of my current theme. I think I will just start out with one really good image and hope the content suffices from there.

For future reference could you tell me where to find the widget header tags?

Thanks again. Great advice.

LC
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cecille.l
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Hi Luke,

I'm sorry to hear that. Apart from the H1 issue and the speed problem, the site looks great. You can try using caching plugins to help speed up the site, then manually edit the widgets title and change them to H2 instead of H1. Editing the title of the widgets would mean going into the theme's CSS and changing it from there. I suggest you get in touch with the support team for the theme you're using to confirm where to edit the widget titles.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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lukecorden
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Thanks again Cecille and thanks for the feedback on the site. I'll try caching and see what difference that make and then go rooting around in the CSS and try not to break everything which is what usually happens once I start getting into that stuff! As you say though I'll contact theme support first.

Keep up the good advice. You make all our lives easier!
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cecille.l
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Hi Luke,

You're welcome! I'm glad to help. :)

Please let us know how you get on. All the best!
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