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I need to increase my google rankings after going down over the past month.
In an effort to increase rankings I've just started using the <h3> tags etc. I've used all the sizes throughout the page - is this okay or does google only like 2 or 3 <h2> tags per page.
I have quite a few other puzzle sites that link to me but google doesn't appear to of picked up many of my asp - do you know why? hence links to my site are lower than some of my competitors even though I have more high quality links to me than they do.
I look forward to hearing from you - thanks in advance
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 10:51 pm (utc) on Aug. 14, 2002]
1. You'll need to delete your URL from the post, or a moderator will do it for you :) You can put it in your profile and direct people there if you like.
2. With the H tags, just make sure you use them logicaly, eg:
H1 - One tag only per page - the main heading of the page.
H2 - subheadings on the page, can be more than one, but should be genuine headings.
H3 - sub-subheadings, etc.
3. I think a PR6 with 72 backlinks (about 30 external) showing is pretty good. I'm a bit fuzzy on this - but I think the backlinks only shows linking pages with a PR4 or greater? It could be that Google knows about many more of your links, but just isn't making them obvious.
Remember that links pages on sites often are lowish PR - not well linked throughout the site, so when you go for a new link you need to look at the PR of the page that will be linking to you, not at the PR of the homepage.
> Some people consider skipping heading levels to be bad practice. They accept H1 H2 H1 while they do not accept H1 H3 H1 since the heading level H2 is skipped.
The suggested format would be to follow the order in which they were intended; h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6.
A main heading on top of the page though, should be larger than the sub-sections. In the case of using <h3> for sub-headings, not caring for <h1> I've used <h2> for the main heading and there's been no validation problem with that.
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Hopefully to ease your mind I can say that I use H3 tags as a substitute for <p> tags, ie big blocks of text using h3 - it isn't a problem (though one swallow doesn't make a summer)
I don't know if the h3 as opposed to <p> will make any real difference.
joined:Nov 3, 2002