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Verify "Multiple H1 Tags" reported by our site auditor
Verify "Multiple H1 Tags" reported by our site auditor

To verify what our site auditor reports, use your browser's developer tools to search for <h1> to find all H1 instances on the page.

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Written by David Diaz
Updated over a week ago

If you're unsure whether our site auditor is reporting correctly, you can manually check for multiple H1 tags on your webpage with the following instructions.

A H1 tag is used to indicate the title of a webpage, and to provide information to search engines about the content of a specific page. It is important to add this tag to each of your pages for SEO purposes. However, multiple H1 tags within a page can also harm your SEO.

How to find H1 tags on your website

Our site auditor will flag any pages that have multiple H1 tags, and you can verify this directly on your website by following these steps.

Navigate to the SEO --> Site Auditor dashboard module. Click "Multiple H1 Tags" to see more information about which URLs have been flagged with this issue.

The dashboard will show you a list of pages with multiple H1 tags, along with the number of H1 tags that appear on each page. Hover over your page's URL (colored in grey) to open that page in a new tab.

Once the page has opened, open your web browser's developer tools by right-clicking and selecting "Inspect". Alternatively, press Command+Option+C (Mac) or Control+Shift+C (Windows, Linux, Chrome OS).

The developer tools will open on the right or bottom of your screen. Select the “Elements” tab. 

Press Control+F to open the search bar and type <h1>. All the way to the right of the search bar, you will find the count of found matches. Use the arrow next to it to find where all of the tags are placed within the code.

To show where in your page each of your H1 tags are located, right-click at the end of the line of code you want to reveal and select "Scroll into View".

If you do not find multiple H1 tags on your page, reach out to our customer support team for assistance.

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