Matching Meta Title & H1

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  • #6044

    Susan Newman
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    Can having the SEO title and page name/H1 be the same have a negative effect on SEO?

    My site has dropped in search results by nearly half since a year ago and I’m trying to really get in and update things that might help.

    It is in a smaller niche so ‘’m not sure what happened. I was just reading that title and H1 should not be the same.

  • #6045

    Giacomo Pieri
    Member

    It should not be an issue.

  • #6046

    Siobhan Newman
    Member

    No. That’s not the problem. Although I would advise anyone to take advantage of the extra space an H1 offers and put in a close variant of the primary key phrase.

    More than likely blog content cannibalising internal pages.

    That usually does it!

    • #6047

      Nicola Hawkins
      Member

      Yeah I didn’t think that would be the reason necessarily but hoped it might help. What do you mean by blog content cannibalising internal pages?

    • #6048

      Christopher Hammond
      Member

      Never mind. I just looked it up. I think you may be right! My website is about Soy Candle Making and I can see where there are some key phrases used on multiple pages even if I wasn’t trying to target the same phrase. I never thought of that. Guess I have some work to do!

    • #6049

      Alexandra Gorman
      Member

      Great stuff!

      One page/one theme

  • #6050

    David James
    Member

    I always thought it was best practice to do that. I think it also makes for a better experience too for the users. Instead of being shocked that they were taken to a place with a different title.

    • #6051

      Syed Shah
      Member

      I’m not meaning a completely different title. Something very close but worded just a bit different to make use of more keyword variation is what I’ve read. I’m no expert though, this is just from some research.

    • #6052

      Roelof Kramer
      Member

      A close variant is not a ‘different title’

      Example

      Meta Title

      Signed Ireland Football Memorabilia

      H1

      Signed Irish Football Team Memorabilia

      That kind of close phrase

      Probably better shorter though!

  • #6053

    Giacomo Pieri
    Member

    When did it start dropping – you probably got hit by one of the updates.

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