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Headings, Bold, Italic Text Help?
jmdb71

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Msg#: 4451 posted 6:31 pm on Apr 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hello,
I have a site where the first sentence below my title logo contains a couple of keywords. The first sentence is a <h1> heading. I did have the heading styled to be bold and italic, but recently took out the css and put the <b> and <i> tags around the text in the heading. Ive heard the bold and italic text are nearly as important as headings.
My question is - is it a good idea to combine all of these - heading,italic and bold text - on the first sentence? I worry that it will either be seen as spamming or it wont be useful unless each of these tags surrounds different sets of text.
Suggestions?

 

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Msg#: 4451 posted 2:08 pm on May 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a site where the first sentence below my title logo contains a couple of keywords. The first sentence is a <h1> heading.

Are you saying that you have an entire paragraph wrapped in an <h> element? If so, you may be utilizing the tag incorrectly.

Heading Tags

At least one heading tag <h1> should appear at the top of your page and be well written using prime keywords and keyword phrases.

You can use CSS to control the appearance of the heading tags. I prefer using external style sheets (file.css).

Make sure your Heading Tags are relevant to the content on the page.

References

I did have the heading styled to be bold and italic, but recently took out the css and put the <b> and <i> tags around the text in the heading. I've heard the bold and italic text are nearly as important as headings.

The <h> elements by default are bold. Adding a <b> within the <h> tag is not proper coding and I doubt very seriously that it has any additional effect on relevancy.

My question - is it a good idea to combine all of these - heading, italic and bold text - on the first sentence?

On the first sentence? No. Where applicable? Yes.

<title>Headings - Does Bold and Italic Text Help</title>
<h1>[b]Using Bold and Italic Text within Headings[/b]</h1>
<p>I have a site where the first sentence below my title logo contains a couple of keywords. The first sentence is a <b><i>[b][i]<h1> heading[/i][/b]</i></b>.

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