On August 17, 2021, many people noticed Google using header tags (H1s & H2s) rather than meta title tags as titles. A number of people posted their questions and complaints related to this change on various forums and social media platforms. Below are some of the public mentions & the answers from Google and other SEO professionals.

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From the above posts, we can confirm that your rankings are definitely not affected by this update (at least for now)!! Its only purpose is to make your titles more readable and precisely describe your document’s content. This new system is preferred by the users, as they can connect with the page content easily. Many people wanted Google to explain more about this update, so there were many comments related to this topic. Google’s staff answered their queries in this official post.

Points To Remember:

  1. Title tags are considered for rankings even now.
  2. Continue to focus on creating great title tags with focus on target keywords.
  3. Include H1 and H2 in your page content including your target keywords

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