The Google Lighthouse system determines the headings that do not have a sequentially-descending order and that skip to one or more levels and then flag them. As follows:
What could cause this problem?
- When you use the
<h1>tag in any content on your web page, the system treats it as your core header. Using your main header as
<h3>in another content will be problematic.
<h2>after the title with the
<h1>tag in a content will cause problems. Screen readers will think that a section has been skipped within the page and therefore the page is inefficient. This may cause the audit to fail and alert you.
<h1>Page title</h1> <h3>Section heading 1</h3> … <h3>Section heading 2</h3> …
How to pass the audit? – Fixing Wrong Heading Structure
It is extremely important to correct the heading structure that has not been created correctly. For this, follow the methods below:
- You should make sure that the headings in the content have a numerically and logically correct order. To do this, you have to go through all the topics.
- It is also extremely important that a heading matches the meaning of the text used. That is, the heading must the keywords or semantic meanings that can be linked to the content in question.
<h1>Page title</h1> <section> <h2>Section Heading</h2> … <h3>Sub-section Heading</h3> </section>
For example, if you want to check whether a heading has the correct structure, you can ask yourself the following question:
‘’When an individual enters my website and sees this title and clicks on the content in question, will the article he or she encounters match the title? Will the content make sense to him or her or will he or she will find awkward the content is doing here? ”
Your answer to this question will help you create content with more accurate technical and semantic features.
Creating an SEO-Friendly Header for your Contents on the Web Page
You can use a call-to-action title structure to match the title with other SEO criteria, and after analyzing your target audience, you can create exciting titles that will push them to read the content without clicking-bait. For this, you need to work with strong content writers.
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