<h1> length too long

This means that the URL in question has a header 1 with too many words.

Why is this important?

The header 1 (h1) tag is considered important to help both users and search engines to quickly understand what content they can expect to find on the page.

If the h1 uses too many words, in may not be well optimized to effectively communicate the desired message. It is considered best practice to try and include the main target keywords for the page in the h1, whilst also communicating 'what the page is about.'

What does the Hint check?

By default, this Hint will trigger for any internal URL which contains a <h1> tag which has more than 10 words.

Note: the threshold values used for this Hint can be changed in the global settings.

Examples that trigger this Hint

The Hint would trigger for any URL with a <h1> that has 11 words or more:

<h1>This is an example h1 on an example page that is too long</h1>

Why is this Hint marked 'Advisory'?

In Sitebulb, this Hint is Advisory, as it does not represent a clear issue. h1 length is highly subjective, and sometimes you need a lot of words to communicate meaning.

However, this Hint exists to highlight instances where this may not be the case. It allows you to quickly check a list of URLs with long h1s, in case you see some examples which do not look right, such as pages which inherit template properties and have not been updated.

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