Page heading question

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Will having no page heading have a profound effect when google crawls me? I'm not liking the limited text options for my front page, so have put a banner up with the text in, however, im wondering will google crawl the site and say "huh! No pgae heading, thats not good enough, we'll drop your ranking". Is that how it works? Or can I just leave the yola box option blank?

www.a-class-driving.com
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will i know this,

if you page heading is small like the one on my site
http://filey.yolasite.com/
then the link on the google search page is small too
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&...#

see?

so i think, no page heading means no gogole rank

alex
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Hi Will

If you use your own customized banner, you can still use an alt tag in your image. I believe this will help with SEO (perhaps someone can confirm this). You will need to make sure that your alt tag is related to your image and your site.

For example:
<img src="YOUR IMAGE URL GOES HERE" alt="YOUR IMAGE DESCRIPTION">
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Will,

(what i write below i believe to be true from research, i dont work for google so i may be wrong)

It's the window title google care about more... the page heading is way down the list in googles algorithm of good SEO.

What Littleus says would be true if the custom banner was not part of the template.

One bad thing i have noticed on your site is you have way to many 'keywords' in your image alt tags - this is for sure a bad thing with google, they treat it like its spam.

Good window titles, good page content, good alt tags and appropriate page names and file names are the most important things.

Lee.
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Hey Duke

I thought I had 6 key words
Bristol driving school, driving lessons, bristol driving instructor, driving test, intensive driving course, theory test

I thought if you had ',' between each, kind of phrase, that makes it one word...

So "bristol driving school" would be one keyword, not 3. Is this not right? If it's not right, how many words would you recommend? I've heard 10 is the max, does this sound right to you?

Cheers again Duke.
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Will, I'm not talking about your keywords, 10 is the correct amount of keywords - i'm talking about your image alt text.

Alt tags should describe an image or anything more is seen as spam, yours read -

"bristol driving school, bristol driving instructor, bristol driving lessons, pass plus, intensive driving course, practical driving exam"

Which is far from a description of the image.

Lee.
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Also... littleus, how would I put the tags in my banner? can i do it in yola, or when Im making the banner some how?
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Hi Will

Emmy's response is correct regarding how to add the alt tag. It can only be done if the image is added outside of the banner area. So if you're using a template such as No Frills (which has no banner area), then adding the alt tag is feasible. My apologies for not being clearer.
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Hello,

When it comes to the page heading, this is just one tiny piece of the puzzle. The algorithms look at so many different pieces of data from meta values, to incoming links, to keywords in your content.

You can add a page heading outside of the banner image area if you would like. If you put the heading in a text widget and then make it a Heading 2, this will be the same thing as if it was the text in the banner image. Making it a Heading 2 wraps it in and

tag.



You won't be able to put an img src tag in your banner image if you are adding it to the main banner image area of the site. I believe what littleus was referring to was if you added an image outside of the banner image area, you could then give it an alt attribute.

Have you had a chance to see our webinar on Introduction to SEO. There is a section that goes over the various places on a page built with Yola where you can implement SEO tactics. You can find it here: yola.tv.

Hope this helps a bit!

Emmy

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Thanks Emmy

Just wanted to make double sure that having the yola "page heading" box empty wasnt going to upset google. I already had a text box with the company name associated with heading 2. yay!
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Duke

Oh my god! I've been doing this so wrong. I was under the impression I could just bung in a whole load more key words ... for all my images ... crud! Thanks for the eye opener ... again! ;)
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Hi,
How do you put an image as a page heading?
Kind Regards,
Amar
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Hi Amar,
It isn't possible to add an image to your page header field, however, you can certainly add a banner image to your website. Are you by chance a Yola Silver customer? Custom CSS might be a good option to add an image towards the top of you page.
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Thanks for your reply Brianna, Yes I am a Yola Silver customer so how would I go about adding an image as a page header using custom CSS?

Amar
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Hello Amar

Thanks for letting us know that you are a Silver customer. In the Site CSS, you can locate the page heading code and make your amendments. If you need further assistance, can you please with us your URL and we can help further.
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Hi Sanja,
I am not that good with CSS and HTML so where would the header location be and what would I replace it with? My URL is www.frodotraveller.com.

Thanks,
Amar
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Hello Amar

Sorry for my delayed response. Can you please let me know exactly what you're trying to do? I got a bit confused when reading through this thread. Also, please share with me the image you wish to use. I will get this fixed up by tomorrow evening.
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Okay, so, I have my logo which is at "http://www.frodotraveller.com/resourc... ". I would like this to be in place of the text page header. The reason being, I would have to play with the margins on every page if I were to put this in a picture widget. The Custom CSS is sitewide though so it would be great if there was something I could add in or change to make the logo there.

Amar
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Hi, Amar,

Go to Site >> Site Properties >> Site CSS Edit
Paste the following code on the left side where it says Site CSS Overrides. Take out the <!-- and the --> as that is for the forum.

<!--
div.ys_heading{
background: url(resources/Capture3.JPG) no-repeat;
height:100px;
margin:0 0 0 0;
padding:0 0 25px 25px;
}
-->

Uncheck the box at the bottom that says Disable Site CSS Overrides. Click ok. Save and publish.

You may want to try this on a test site first.