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How to Analyze a Page HTML Semantic Structure

How to Analyze a Page HTML Semantic Structure

H1 – H6 elementsbriefly describe the topic of the section they introduce“. They form a page HTML semantic structure that can “be used by user agents, for example, to construct a table of contents for a document automatically“.

Heading tags will not dramatically effect the page rankings, of course, but the correct usage of the elements will “reinforce” other on-page factors and structure the contents of a document. Being one of the methods to give your keywords prominence, the heading elements clarify the page main topics (both to users and bots).

A page semantic structure analysis is an important part of site SEO diagnostics that can help to:

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  • identify on-page issues;
  • analyze your (competitors’) main keywords;
  • improve your keyword prominence;
  • understand if you are outlining your content correctly.

Here are two tools to help you analyze any page semantic structure:

  • Web Developer FireFox extension gives any page semantic outline (located under “Information” => “View Document Outline“):

Web Developer: HTML semantic structure

Semantic extractor: HTML semantic structure


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