BeeDeeDubbleU - 11:30 am on Sep 17, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: aakk9999 at 9:28 am (utc) on Sep 18, 2013]
Messages below were split from the What statements/advice from Google do you think are false? [webmasterworld.com] thread as they developed as discussion on their own.
The quote below is from bluntforce message #4610229 in the above thread.
Using appropriate titles and H1s can hardly be gaming the system if people are just following the advice given by Google.
To be perfectly honest, if a person knows what a title and an H1 are, there is gaming going on, it's all a matter of degree.
Make sure that your <title> elements and ALT attributes are descriptive and accurate.
<h1>Brandon's Baseball Cards</h1>
(1) On a page containing a news story, we might put the name of our site into an <h1> tag and the topic of the story into an <h2> tag.
[edited by: aakk9999 at 9:28 am (utc) on Sep 18, 2013]