H1: Alt Text in h1

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Alt Text in h1

Pages which have image alt text within an <h1>.

This can be because text within the image is considered as the main heading on the page, or due to inappropriate mark-up.

Some CMS templates will automatically include an <h1> around a logo across a website.

While there are strong arguments that text rather than alt text should be used for headings, search engines may understand alt text within an <h1> as part of the <h1> and score accordingly.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the ‘H1’ tab and ‘Alt Text in h1’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when a page includes image alt text within an <h1> tag. For example:

<h1><img src="logo.png" alt="Screaming Frog Logo"></h1>

How To Fix

Review whether the use of image alt text within the <h1> is appropriate for the website and consider using on-page text instead.

Further Reading

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