Error message: More Than One H1 Tag

By September 23, 2018 No Comments

Are you seeing this error message?

“More than one H1 tag was found on your page. You should remove the H1 tags that are not your primary focus of your page.”

What does this mean?

You only want 1 H1 Tag listed on your website’s code. If there are 2 H1 Tags this can confuse search engines (especially if they say different things!)

The problem is that Google won’t know which H1 tag to pay more attention to. Secondly, if your H1 tags contain different text, Google won’t know which keyword you’re trying to rank for.


Let’s suppose I accidentally have two H1 tags on my website (on the back-end code). I really want Google to use my first one because I’m trying to target the keyword “Pocket-size Umbrella” but how will Google know this if I have two H1s?

h1=Blue Polka Dot Umbrella

h1=Purple Beautiful Rainproof Pocket-size Umbrella

How can I fix this?

The way to fix this is to remove all of the extra H1 tags and leave only the one you want to use for your webpage.  We  recommend hiring a programmer on the Shopify Experts program who can do this for you. Just make sure they let you know what each H1 Tag says so that you can pick the one that you want to leave (that contains your keyword and has the right message).

If you are an experienced coder, you can alter this code in the product.liquid file  (this is normally where this will live, but this is normally dependent upon the theme).

Again, if you aren’t an experienced coder, we advise against fixing your own code because you can accidentally break the entire layout of your website.

Recommended Reading:

We suggest checking out our guide “How to Write an Awesome H1 Tag for Better SEO”


Last Updated On September 25, 2018