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April 22, 2020 at 6:36 am #1249141Laurie
I have recently started using wordPress and your theme and launched a site recently, I have added it to bing webmaster and have received the seo analysis as below. This relates to H1 tags which it says are missing? I was under the impretion that the H1 tag was automaically applied using the page title? – Could you please confirm if this is the case of if I need to add them somehow. Ironically, I was searing for the H1 tags setting in the configuration setting and as I could not find them or any styling for H11 assumed that this was generated as mentioned above., this is
“SEO Analysis Detail (Beta)
SEO Suggestion The <h1> tag is missing.
Error Count 6
Non-Compliant Pages 6
SEO Explanation The <h1> tag is an indicator to Bingbot and web visitors of what the body copy’s primary theme or topic is. The <h1> tag reinforces the core keyword(s) found in the title, description, and the body copy. We recommend that the <h1> tag includes keywords that reflect the contents of the page and that it is not longer than approximately 150 characters in length.
Recommended Action Add a header to the page by using a <h1> tag and place it within the <body> of the page source. Example: <h1>A precise and descriptive headline for the page</h1>.
Many thanks for your help, (as ever),
LApril 22, 2020 at 9:23 am #1249506LeoStaffCustomer SupportApril 23, 2020 at 12:24 am #1250542Laurie
Hello, thank you for the reply; yes you are quite right, I did “hide page titles”, I did wonder about that and did google it, being new to wp, I guess I made the wrong decision to hide the page title on all pages.
Thank you for your guidance, is there any way I can change the pages without opening each page or will I have to open every the page and set them individually?
Many thanks again for your help.April 23, 2020 at 3:34 am #1250880DavidStaffCustomer SupportApril 23, 2020 at 5:42 am #1251104Laurie
Hello David, Thank you for your response, I thought I would have to do them all individually, I did look on google and it seemed the best way; Not too many pages though, 3156 in total! – it’s a job for Auto Hot Key!
I’ll get on with it then!
Many thanks again, speak soon,
Bye for now
LApril 23, 2020 at 5:55 am #1251119DavidStaffCustomer SupportApril 24, 2020 at 7:51 am #1253574Laurie
Sorry to trouble you again, I have just completed what I thought was required to enable the h1 site title to be shown |(for search engines) and noticed that I might have checked the wrong option to enable the H1 tag to enable google and bing to index the pages.
Could you please confirm which is the option to enable H1 tags as you recommend, is it the “Hide page Title” checkbox in the “settings” section for each page or the option to “Show Content Title” in the text box on the page (where I enter the page title)?
I thought I had better clarify if I have done it correctly!
many thanks again for your helpApril 25, 2020 at 3:17 am #1254724DavidStaffCustomer SupportApril 29, 2020 at 7:02 am #1261152Laurie
Thank you for the update, I will have a play!
Bye for now, thank your for your help.
LApril 29, 2020 at 8:31 am #1261425DavidStaffCustomer SupportMay 14, 2020 at 12:15 am #1283619Laurie
I hope you are all well, I am persevering and trying to get my site indexed and thought I would update!
I have followed the much-appreciated guidance and now have ensured that all pages have their H1 tags not hidden and all are showing in the pages.
The site is still not ranking, although I do appreciate it can take time, I notice that pages that I had previously ranking well before rebuilding the site in WordPress are no longer showing at all on google, I have checked in google search console and am getting various results when doing a URL inspection including;
URL is not on google
I also noticed this layout change morning in the published site?
I had created a “link page” listing all the pages to hopefully help search engines find the pages, I had two different styles of pages, one that was created just linking descriptive text to the relevant page and another using a plugin to create the page links.
When today, I was trying to find problems I noticed that both pages were no longer formatted as they were before. The links that were on one page have been split into several hundred pages and now include descriptive text under each link.
Please see links/images below,
Below as designed and envisage (and format that was previously showing;
I am guessing that this must be happening because of some settings but I have looked and cannot see where this may be controlled.
I would appreciate any help. Many thanks
LMay 14, 2020 at 6:52 am #1284056DavidStaffCustomer Support
looks like that post has a slug of
areas-boilersbut you also have a category with that same slug. In this case the URL is going to the Category Archive. You would need to change the slug on your page to stop that conflict.May 15, 2020 at 7:07 am #1285608Laurie
Many thanks for your help, I would never have found the conflict!
have a good weekend
LMay 15, 2020 at 7:21 am #1285630
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