5 Most Important HTML Tags for SEO

There are a few HTML tags which are very important to make your blog optimize for search engines.. You need to use those tags correctly to be first page on Google.

You don’t need a high knowledge about HTML to use these tags. There are lots of WordPress plugins which automatically add those tags to your blog.

Title Tag

<title>How to Make a Blog using WordPress?</title>

Title tag is the most important tag for SEO. This tag is automatically set in WordPress. It takes the blog post title as title tag. You can easily set title tag as you want using a WordPress plugin like Yoast.

Title Tag
  • Use only one title tag for a page.
  • Don’t use same title for two pages, titles should be unique.
  • Add your target keywords to Title tag.
  • Don’t use more than 60 characters.

Meta Description Tag

<meta name="description" content="You can learn how to create a blog using WordPress in this posts.">

Meta description tag also use almost every blogger even it isn’t recognize as a powerful ranking factor. Social networking sites like Facebook use Meta description for displaying short description when user share posts.

Meta Description Tag

  • Use only one Meta description tag for a page.
  • Use unique meta descriptions for each page.
  • Add 150-160 characters for Meta description.

No follow Tag

<a href="http://example.com/article" rel="nofollow">Article Example</a>

“Nofollow” provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines “Don’t follow links on this page” or “Don’t follow this specific link.” Read More

Infographic : When Should You Use No follow Tag?

Image Alt Tag

<img src="image.png" alt="Image Name">

Add image alt tag for almost every images in your blog. It provides  information about the image.

6 SEO myths about Alt tags is a post written by Jill. Read it for learning more about image alt tags.

Heading Tags

There are six heading tags (H1,H2,H3,H4,H5,H6). H1 and H2 tags are most important for SEO. Use H1 tag as the post heading (title). Use H2 tags for subheading.

Important HTML Tags for SEO

How to use heading tags for SEO is a post written by Boris Demaria. Read it for learn how to use heading tags correctly.


I have mentioned best SEO WordPress plugins in one of my previous post called best WordPress Plugins 2015. Yoast is the best WordPress SEO plugin. You can set all these tags without programming knowledge using Yoast.

Yoast SEO Plugin

HTML tags do a major role in on page optimization. If your blog on page optimization is weak; there is no point in doing off page optimization also. So use important HTML tags with high quality content.

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