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What are H2 Tags?

As I've mentioned in other posts, I have a blog with an SEO checker on it. I get the message that I need H2 tags in my post, and I don't understand what they are. Yesterday, I kept thinking I had seen something about this somewhere, but it wasn't until the evening that I realized it was on Persona.

What do those H1 through H6 buttons mean. I know they mean tags, obviously, but specifically what kind of tags? Okay, I started a new paragraph here and clicked on H2. The entire first sentence went to bold. I just now clicked on and off all the buttons and each one makes the entire second paragraph change to bold. I still don't know what H2 or any of them mean.

Somebody in Persona land must know. Please share it with me.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on July 1, 2015, 9:47 AM

I have no idea, maybe someone can enlighten us.

Akshar wrote on July 1, 2015, 9:48 AM

I think those are meant for writing Headings. emoticon :smile:

rescuegal wrote on July 1, 2015, 9:57 AM

I think you're right. I guess you place tags from the heading into the paragraphs that follow it. Thanks.

rescuegal wrote on July 1, 2015, 9:58 AM

Thank you anyway. I think I figured it out, and I'm going to put it to test.

rescuegal wrote on July 1, 2015, 9:58 AM

Thank you. I'll see if I figured this out. It has something to do with the headings.

msiduri wrote on July 1, 2015, 11:55 AM

They have to do with subheadings, but don't ask me for any more detail. This might help:

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 12:44 PM

Someone who is very knowledgeable about things like this might be Ruby3881 or AliCanary .

AliCanary wrote on July 1, 2015, 3:00 PM

H stands for heading, and the numbers go from 1 (the largest) to 2 or 6 or whatever ya got (the smallest). It will automatically adjust the font size and weight according to that hierarchy, and it will tag with the appropriate number (you can't see the tag--it's internal code). Search engines give more weight to words that are in a heading because presumably they are more important for SEO purposes, so if those words have a heading tag, the spiders (programs that search engines use to "crawl the web", looking for search-relevant factors) will take note of it. Thanks to CoralLevang for her confidence that I would know this emoticon :smile:

Ruby3881 wrote on July 1, 2015, 7:48 PM

I started to answer but it got long enough to be a post. So, I'm finishing up the post and will tag RescueGal in it emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 8:35 PM

Thank you, Ruby3881 ! I will look to read it, as well.

CoralLevang wrote on July 1, 2015, 8:38 PM

You are quite welcome, AliCanary . There are certainly more I could have tagged, but I don't think they write here any more.
I just write and don't pay attention much to the details of all the SEO and crawling and such. I am tech-stupid, pretty much. LOL

Shellyann36 wrote on July 5, 2015, 4:57 AM

Good that you asked that question. Nice to see an answer at the bottom as well.