The length of the first heading h1 should be at least 20 characters


Rule ID: h1-length

The rule h1-length determines if the first heading, <h1> have a recommended description with at least 20 characters.

The heading <h1> is crucial for SEO. Both the reader and the crawler are guided by it regarding the pages.

What is an H1 tag?

H1 tags are used to let visitors and search engines know what your webpage’s main subject is.

Note: HTML elements are defined by a starting tag, which may contain some content, and a closing tag, whereas tags are the starting and ending parts of an HTML element.

  • <foo> – start tag
  • </foo> – end tag
  • <foo></foo> – element

How long should a H1 heading be?

The recommended <h1> SEO strategy is to keep it between 20 and 70 characters, even though there is no technical limit to the length of an <h1> heading – You may make it as long or as short as you wish.

Because search engines (e.g. Google, Bing) may substitute your <h1> If the heading for your page title is deemed inadequate, we advise adhering to the maximum length for page names (minimum 20 characters, maximum 70 characters).


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