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    H2 tag question


    Hi,

    I have a question in realtion to H2 Tags.

    I have had a requirement to use multiple H2 tag styles in my HTML, thus I have applied the ID tag to the H2 for which I needed to change it's style for the basic H2 style used elsewhere on the same page.

    My question is will the following <h2 id="new style"> be classed as a lesser H2, or not a H2 at all by Google, Yahoo & Bing etc?

    Many thanks
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    css has little impact on SEO unless you use hidden attributes.

    You can add styles to any traditional HTML attributes, google wont really care or look at it differently. It's pretty much standard practise too.
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    Hi,

    Thanks for that.

    Okay, I have used the H2 tag with ID 3 times; therefore am I correct in thinking that this is okay behaviour and won't effect the SEO value of the H2?
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    Nope 3 different styles is fine, they will all have pretty equal weighting from a spider.
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    Hi,

    Okay, last question.

    If I put my H2 into a class and use something like the following:

    Code:
    <div class="new">
      <heading>
        <div class="h2">Affects this text!</div>
      </heading>
    </div>
    Do you know of the various SERPS and in particular Google take into consideration attributes? Or would they again just see this as H2?
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    No because the spider doesnt care about your styles it cares about your markup and words used. In this example you aren't telling the search engine that it's a heading, you simply called the class h2, you could call the class "baconsausageandeggsandwichonwhitebread" if you really wanted to it makes no difference what you call it. Also <heading> as far as I know doesn't exist. You use <h1> <h2> <h3> etc. Just put your class into one of those tags like you asked originally, it's not rocket science.

    The last bit of you post made no real sense, I think I answered the question though.

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