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Re: page should contain no more than two h1 elements

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From: Dean Hamack
Date: Jun 15, 2009 1:35PM


On 6/15/09 12:06 PM, "John Foliot" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> There have been some bold claims made in this thread, and when making a
> claim, I would ask that you back up your assertion with evidence.

SEO articles that say you should only use one H1:

http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol7/promo_no3.htm

http://www.digital-web.com/articles/seo_and_your_web_site/

http://www.gatewaygenerator.com/seo/index.htm

http://bulbwired.com/?p=208

And that's just a few I found in a quick Google search. How many would you
like John :)

Look, the bottom line is that most of this stuff is anecdotal and not based
on hard facts.

But pretty much all of the evidence suggests that having more than one H1
(except in special circumstances) *might* be bad for accessibility and SEO.
If there's no benefit to be gained from it, why take the risk?