H2: Non-sequential

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Pages with an <h2> that is not the second heading level after the <h1> on the page.

Heading elements should be in a logical sequentially-descending order.

The purpose of heading elements is to convey the structure of the page and they should be in logical order from <h1> to <h6>, which helps navigating the page and users that rely on assistive technologies.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the ‘H2’ tab and ‘Non-sequential’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when a page’s <h2> is not the second heading level following the <h1> on the page. For example:

<h1>About Us</h1>

<h3>Our Team</h3>

<h2>Our Benefits</h2>

How To Fix

Ensure the <h2> is the second heading on the page. Headings should be in a logical sequential order from <h1> to <h6>.

Review and update page heading levels so they are descending in order, for example the heading element following an <h1> should be an <h2>, rather than an <h3>.

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