<h1> length too short

This means that the URL in question has a header 1 with too few 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 few words, it may not be sufficient to effectively communicate the desired message.

What does the Hint check?

By default, this Hint will trigger for any internal URL which contains a <h1> tag which has less than 3 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 either 1 or 2 words:

<h1>Example h1</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 meanings can be communicated with very few words.

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 short 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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