H1: Multiple

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Pages which have multiple <h1>s.

While this is not strictly an issue because HTML5 standards allow multiple <h1>s on a page, there are some problems with this modern approach in terms of usability.

It’s advised to use heading rank (h1–h6) to convey document structure.

The classic HTML4 standard defines there should only be a single <h1> per page, and this is still generally recommended for users and SEO.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

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

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when a page contains multiple <h1> tags. For example:

<h1>About Us</h1>

<h1>Contact Us</h1>

How To Fix

Consider updating the HTML to include a single <h1> on each page, and utilising the full heading rank between (h2 – h6) for additional headings.

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