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    Question Table of Contents: Best Practices?


    Hey everybody.

    I'd like to begin adding Table of Contents to my posts. I think Google values this, correct? But it also improves navigability and organization.

    Of course, a TOC in a book comes before all things. But should the TOC come before the first heading and image of a post? Or can it come after the first image and H1 title and paragraph? In other words, you would see the image (which gets your attention), read the h1 title and intro, and then the TOC would be there to present a bird's eye view of the rest.

    This makes the most sense to me, in a post, since the image, title, and intro are supposed to hook the reader before they lose interest.

    Any feedback?

    And are there other TOC best practices to follow?

    Thanks for enlightening me.
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    Yes, I am 100% agree with you. First keep H1 heading tag, images then start TOC.
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    I think what you're calling a "table of contents" is a really good idea particularly for longer form content. I could see it being used as a way to direct users to content they might be interested in and away from less important stuff - which could be great for the user experience. As far as actual advice, I would create this as either a bulleted/numbered list with brief definitions and bookmarks to the relevant sections. Could be a great opportunity to capture one of those featured snippets!

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