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8:37 pm on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I know it's not a good idea to have more than one <h1> tag per page, but what about <h2> tags? Will a page get penalized for having several h2 tags?

Thanks in advance.
9:24 pm on Apr 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I think it is natural for h2 tags to be titles of the paragraphs. If you have few paragraphs on the same page it is a natural to have title (h2) for each paragraph.

....................................................
<h1>Title of the page</h1>

The page introduction text.
The page introduction text

<h2>Title of the paragraph</h2>
The paragraph introduction text.
The paragraph introduction text.

<h3>Title of the sub-paragraph</h3>
The sub-paragraph text.
The sub-paragraph text.
The sub-paragraph text.

<h3>Title of the sub-paragraph</h3>
The sub-paragraph text.
The sub-paragraph text.
The sub-paragraph text.

<h2>Title of the paragraph</h2>
The paragraph introduction text.
The paragraph introduction text.

<h3>Title of the sub-paragraph</h3>
The sub-paragraph text.
The sub-paragraph text.
The sub-paragraph text.

<h3>Title of the sub-paragraph</h3>
The sub-paragraph text.
The sub-paragraph text.
The sub-paragraph text.
......................................
I use above structure for long articles because is good for reader experience. I have never been panelized for it but I am wondering what other members think about this issue.
10:29 am on Apr 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Ther is no problem with several h2 tags on the page. Just look through wordpress templates. A lot of them have h2 tags in post title and sidebar titles.
9:08 pm on Apr 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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you can have so many h2 tags as you want. There is only restriction to h1 tag.
3:59 pm on May 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Run your page through the W3C HTML validator.

Select the "Show Outline" option.

If the indented bullet-point list does not look like an "overview" of your document, then you're abusing the heading tags.
1:44 pm on May 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for this..

Ive just de-H1'd one of my sites as we had gone a little overboard with them :)
 

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