View Full Version : H1 header advice for my product pages!

Mar 5th, 2009, 10:30 PM
Hi Everyone,

Iím looking for a little advice please on html headers on each individual product pages of our ecommerce website. I recently discovered that an old seo company we employed didnít put any h1 or h2 headers for each product which after looking at my competitors websites seems wrong!

I have as a result started putting h1 headers for each product title. This is an example after I have modified it. It now has a H1 header but I need to make sure they way it is done is SEO friendly.


This is how it was previously (cached by Google) without a header.


I am also looking for any advice on whether or not adding this H1 header will make Google cache it more frequently.

Adam Sambrook
Commercial Kitchens Online

Mar 5th, 2009, 10:50 PM
Your links are to the same page.

Yes, adding header tags will improve your site's SEO, but the larger goal behind adding them is to make the code more semantic (http://www.boagworld.com/technology/semantic_code_what_why_how/). In other words, everything on the site is tagged as what it actually is and there are few extraneous divs and spans (http://csscreator.com/?q=divitis). On your page, for example, the bar of product links running down the left side is a list and should be tagged as such (with <li>s nested in a <ul>).

Some things that also help:
Frequently-updated, quality content (some would say this is the most important SEO factor)
Valid code (http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.commercialkitchensonline.com%2Fproducts%2Flincat-l3-fume-filtration-unit&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0)
Unobtrusive JavaScript (link the script in your document <head> rather than having it "in the open" like that)
I know there might be a limited amount you can do given the source code is dynamically-generated server-side, but just cleaning up the divitis (http://csscreator.com/?q=divitis) by simplifying things and making your code more semantic would go a long way toward making your site more appealing to search engines.