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Multiple H1 Headings: How to Handle Them for SEO & Accessibility? #AskGoogleWebmasters

Music PLAYING JOHN MUELLER Welcome to another episode of Ask Google Webmasters Today.’s question is from Marcus, Chaeppeli Marcus is asking. Can we have a clear answer to the question how to handle headings and accessibility? I see a lot of multiple h1’s All, but one are usually hidden out there on the web. Everybody treats it differently and stuff like the main tag. So this is a pretty common question and it’s pretty straightforward. Our systems, don’t have a problem when it comes to multiple h1 headings. On a page That’s a fairly common pattern on the web, We use headings to better understand the context of different parts of a page Having clear semantically. Understandable headings is useful in understanding any given page. However, we have to work with the web as we find it And a lot of it. Isn’t semantically structured at all For users. The difference is minimal. Both kinds of pages can be extremely relevant to a question that they have In turn. Our systems aren’t too picky and we’ll try to work with the HTML as we find it, be it one h1 heading multiple h1 headings or just styled pieces of text without semantic HTML at all. In short, when thinking about this topic, SEOs shouldn’t be your primary objective Instead think about your users, If you have ways of making your content accessible to them, be it by using multiple h1 headings or other standard HTML constructs, then that’s not going To get in the way of your SEO efforts, I hope you found this answer useful And if there’s anything else, we can answer for you. In short, video form. Please send us your questions using the AskGoogleWebmasters on Twitter so that we can include them in one of the future videos To stay in the loop make sure to subscribe to the channel and see you next time, MUSIC PLAYING