It is very important to have different types of headings to structure the content of the web page. Headings help search engines to understand and index the structure of the web page.
Headings in an HTML document are written in heading tags. There are 6 levels of headings in HTML. The <h1> - <h6> tags are used to mark headings according to their importance. The <h1> tag stands for the most important heading of the web page and the <h6> stands for the least important and smallest one.
Use only one <h1> tag on any web page. The tag should describe what your page is about and contain keyword, as it helps to improve rankings in Google.
The hierarchy of headings in HTML look like this:
<html> <head> <title>Title of the document</title> </head> <body> <h1>This is heading 1</h1> <h2>This is heading 2</h2> <h3>This is heading 3</h3> <h4>This is heading 4</h4> <h5>This is heading 5</h5> <h6>This is heading 6</h6> </body> </html>
Do not use heading tags for making the text bold or for increasing the text size. Remember, that search engines use headings to structure the content.