Blog Titles in Renaissance

I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while now. I always add the blog post title so it appears on the hero photo, but it isn’t in my actual post. If it’s in the hero photo does it show up as an H1 tag? I like it on the hero photo (otherwise it’s just your blog title) and I see that’s how it’s done on Carly’s site.

But I put a post through an SEO program and it states I didn’t have an H1 tag. If I also put it in the post itself then it will appear twice on the blog page and the blog itself - right under the hero title, which I think will look silly.

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Hey Judy, in this case, the issue actually lays with whatever tool you’re using (it’s not correct)

Take a look at the source code of your blog posts - the “Heading” tag that overlays your blog hero image is already an H1 tag :slight_smile:

Here’s a screenshot

Question - what is the name of the SEO tool you were using?

On a side note - for blogs especially, you don’t need perfect technical SEO. They are generally long-tail targeting posts that also serve as pillar supports. As such, you should really just be writing for the user and not too concerned about the most technical aspects of SEO.

Sure, still implement them where you can. But perfection is not required.

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Thanks Morgan! I was using a program called contentpace that I will probably be returning. Thanks for explaining SEO and blog posts.

The following recommendation made me roll my eyes: " Based on the analysis of your top 50 organic competitors from google search, your recommended image usage is 30 - 80 images." 30-80 images in a blog post that is 1,984 words?

BAhahhaahahha - that is so lame! 30-80 images. Doh!

Go with if you’re really getting serious about SEO (You can use SEMRush too, but it’s more expensive and I don’t like it as much).

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Great question! To answer your first question, adding the blog post title to the hero photo may not necessarily result in it being an H1 tag. The H1 tag is typically used to indicate the main heading of the page or post, and it should be used only once per page. If your hero photo includes the blog post title, it may not be coded as an H1 tag unless the image is also accompanied by an HTML code specifying it as such.

To ensure that your blog post has an H1 tag, it’s best to include the post title as an H1 tag within the post itself. You can format the H1 tag to match the styling of the hero photo text, so it won’t look repetitive.

Having the post title both in the hero photo and as an H1 tag within the post is not a problem. In fact, it can be beneficial for SEO purposes, as it provides clarity to search engines about the main topic of the post. Just be sure to use the H1 tag only once and ensure that it accurately reflects the content of the post.

I hope this helps!

Hey Paul, based on what Morgan wrote above showing source code, it appears the H1 tag in the hero photo is showing up. So if that is being shown as an H1 tag and I put another in the body of the blog post, then that’s 2 H1 tags. I guess I’ll just stick to the H1 in the hero photo.

FYI, no idea who Paul is, but I don’t think he read your question (might be a bot?) - best stick with my answer :smiley:

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Thanks Morgan, it didn’t appear your answer was read by Paul.

A great SEO tool I’ve been using is surfer SEO,