Write Long Articles and Use H1 Tag To Rank On Page 1 in 2021

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I guess you are reading this article because you own a website and you want some simple tips that can improve your ranking on Search Engines like Google. Well, you are reading the right article as I will give you a step by step guide to improve your ranking significantly by using Long Form Articles and H1 Tags.

The Travel Virgin’s SEO Tips

When I just started blogging, I spent so much money on advertising to promote my website with little success. As I researched, over the year I realized that focusing on content leads to an increase in organic traffic. So I paused. Well not paused, I pretty much stopped advertising and decided that I would focus on improving my content so that it could rank on the first page of google thus increasing my organic traffic.

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Focusing on improving the content of your blogs can actually give amazing results that can almost be quite shocking. Please do not tire yourself taking and paying for a million online Search Engine Optimization (SEO) courses that are technical and focus on link building that you get lost in a sea of SEO confusion. Instead give 80% of your focus to content and 20% to link building and other SEO efforts.

Content Marketing is King in The World of SEO

Examine the chart below. Everything is about content, it just keeps growing and growing and growing.

Source: orbitmedia.com

SEO companies are more aware that content is king so marketing budget are increasingly being directed to content creation, development and marketing .

Writing Long Form Articles Can Increase Your Google Ranking And Drive Thousands To Your Website

Let’s first look at the foundation of increasing your google ranking before we discuss H1 tags. Long-form articles are a critical ingredient in SEO. Long-form articles are what Google and other search engines find favourable in ranking your website. Gone are the days of short articles. Articles need to be well written, researched and catering to the information gathering needs of your audience.

What are the long-form articles?

Long-form articles are articles that have 1500 words or more.

The results of writing long-form articles is seen in the statistics shown below. Even though not a lot of blogger are writing long form articles exceeding 2000 words, those who do get greater results than those who write shorter articles. If this is not the single most important statistic to show that long form articles give excellent SEO results, then what is?

Source: orbitmedia.com

Tip: Its time you start updating your blog articles and your webpages to meet the demands of the internet market. Start writing now!!

Below is an outline of how you should structure your long form article.

Long Form Article Structure

  •  Catchy H1 Headline
  •  Engaging and Though Provoking Introduction
  •  High Quality Picture That Is Relevant To Headline
  •  Introduction of The Main Points
  •  Main Points Discussed and Sectionalized by H2 Headline
  •  Conclusion of Article
  • Invitation for Feedback
  •  Related Posts and Commenting

Sample Outline of H1, H2 and H3 Tags Below using this Article.

Below is an outline of the h1, h2 and h3 tags in this article. My main title (h1) is ‘Write Long Articles and Use H1 Tag To Rank On Page 1 in 2021‘. The h2s are my main paints. My h3 title tags are the sub-bullets in the outline below and they support my main points. You should only use one h1 tag, you may use several h2-h6 tags.

H1 Tag : Write Long Articles and Use H1 Tag To Rank On Page 1 in 2021

What is an H1 tag?

Once you have ensured that you have written content that is at least 1500 words, the next step is creating the perfect H1 tag. The biggest SEO booster to drive traffic to your website which is often overlooked is your h1 Tag.

Most Bloggers Don’t Focus on H1 Tag and It is One of The Main Drivers of Search Engine Traffic.

Lori Lewis, The Travel Virgin

The objective of this article is to show you how to write the perfect h1 tag. Combing the h1 tag with a long form article is a winning SEO formula. Sit back, read and relax and learn how to make your content king with perfect h1 tags. Forget everything you think that you know about h1 tags and lets us start from the beginning.

A H1 tag is the title or header of a page on a website. Many websites are created using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The H1 tag is written in HTML. An h1 Tag is a particular type of header that has a tag which is a snippet code which instructs your browser how to display content.

6 Types of Header Tags

There are 6 types of header tags, which range from h1 to h6. These tags are often distinguished based on size from large to small. H1 is the largest and h6 being the smallest. Using this post as an example, the title of this article ‘Write Long Articles and Use H1 Tag To Rank On Page 1 in 2021’ is coded as an H1 tag. The title is h1 as it is the name of this blog post. If you are writing your blog in WordPress you can simple use the header feature to make your written words into a h1 to h6 to sectionalize your document.

The picture below shows the various heading selection from 1 to 6.

The Importance of H1s

I have a few blog websites. Some of them I started when I knew little to nothing about SEO. I remember when I use to write for my blogs with no consideration for title tags. I just thought that you choose the tag based on how big you wanted your header to look. Some of my blogs were slowly moving in keyword ranking and I was fairly pleased. Then one day, I stumbled upon 4 lines written by a blogger on Facebook, where he wrote that using h1 tags skyrocketed his Google rankings.

I then started to research more on title tags then went to my blog and converted all my blog titles to h1. Within 2 days, I started ranking for 50 keywords on Page 1. I was absolutely amazed that after months of writing every day, one simple tip could increase ranking but also my organic traffic by 90%

Tips on How to Create The Perfect H1 Tag

H1s are indeed one of the most important ranking factors as its the most visable feature on A webpage as it highlights what the page is about.. Here are some tips on creating the perfect H1 tag.

Interesting fact: Over 80% of first page results in search engines such as Google are pages that have an h1 tag. Despite this statistics, most websites are using h1 tags incorrectly.

Rules for Using H1

No more than one H1 tag is to be used per page

This is a very important rules as many persons use H1 tags throughout their articles. This only serves to confuse search engine like Google as they would be confused as to the title of your page and what it is about. Even if the search engine is not confused, it lessens the SEO potency and effectiveness of your webpage. Using one h1 tag says ” Google, this is what my page is about”. So review every single page on your website and make sure it only has one.

The Title of Your Page Should be Your H1

This is important as your h1 summarizes to the reader what your content is about.

H1s should have a maximum of 70 words and/or characters

This is simply just an effective best best practice in SEO.

Make your H1 visually appealing.

There is so much editing tools available when you are writing an article, why not use them. Make your H1 stand out by making it big and using visual and styling elements that will make it extremely noticeable to your readers. It is important to note that whilst h1s are usually large, it can actually be small and still be h1 in its coding, which is quite fine. h1 although visual can be seen and distinguished by its size but it is really a coding element in html. Essentially, your h1 enhances your user experience.

Use a Strong Keyword in Your H1

As noted in the header, you should use one strong keyword, not several. Gone are the day of keyword stuffing in your header, where google would penalize such actions. One strong keyword in your header is sufficient for you to receive a good ranking for your page.

Make your h1 flow naturally, no keyword stuffing

Lori Lewis

Your H1 should Focus on The Answers or Questions That Your Audience is Asking

Keyword research is so important. Imagine sitting down and writing for hours everyday on topics that absolutely no one cares about. This happen to so many bloggers, who create websites and write without doing any research on what content persons are interesting in reading. There are so many providers of SEO reports that can direct you and guide you to what type of content you need to be writing to suit your audience.



Now that you have read this article, go ahead and examine your webpages and ensure that you follow the tips highlighted in this article. You are one step further to SEO success!!

Please leave a comment below and I will surely respond.


Lori Lewis, The Travel Virgin

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