Check my corrected page for SEO <h?> tags

This is a copy of a post to bug fixer:
I have recently replaced my old table based frontpage site to css & html5(about 160 pages
I hired a coder to make me a template page and used it with lots of help from the EE css experts to change all the pages to css html5. All the pages validate, but all the pages are not seo friendly for instance the home page has 5 <h1> tags and numerous h2-h4 tags. I have
found that each page should only have 1 <h1> tag and the others in proper order and used properly depending on content.
Here is the page with too many <h?> tags
http://roofgenius.com/
here is the corrected page
http://roofgenius.com/test.htm
Before I redo all the pages I would like feedback on corrections, recommendations
isnoend2001Asked:
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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
There aren't really any hard and fast 'rules' for this, although common practice says to have 1 Main Heading (h1) for each page. This will be the main title of the page, and then use the H2..H5 for logical breaks in your page.

In the test page you've shown us, I would suggest that you're heading (!) in the right direction, with the H1 and H2 you've used, but I would also suggest that the sidebar titles: Roof Estimating, Roofing Tips How-to's, Popular Roof Materials: could benefit from being H3s.

I wouldn't really bother going beyond H3. Bear in mind that using CSS your H3 titles in the Sidebar don't have to look like the H3 Titles in the main content :)

The best thing you can do to get you're head around this is to install the Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox. You then have the option of viewing your page stripped bare of all it's CSS. You will then get to see you page as the search engines do : In a semantic, structured way. If your site still makes sense, and emphasises all the right bits in all the right places, then you're good to go.
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Dean OBrienCommented:
I think you were correct to remove the <h1> tags from the navigation items. I would consider using this structure though if going for html5.

<nav><header><h3>Your Title</h3></header><ul>...</ul></nav>

Its fine to use a H tag in the nav header, i would just make sure its lower priority than the main page elements (as they are more relevant to the page you are on). View source here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and search for "Browse more..".

You may also find this useful:
http://www.woorank.com/en/www/roofgenius.com

The key is to have a consistent use of keywords though out the main elements of the page.

Easynow
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GaryCommented:
Amended link isn't working
I'll repeat what I said in one of your other questions
Header tags descend in importance - H1 being the most important.  H2 should then be used for sub content that is part of the H1 tag, H3 for sub content of the H2 tag.
And remember they should only ever be one H1 tag in the page.
If the page is broken into unrelated content blocks with no overriding subject then use H2 for each block and forgo the H1 tag.
The sidebar (and I will disagree with Chris here) shouldn't have any header tags.  All it is is a collection of links that appear on every page. They have no direct importance in relation to your main content.  Giving them an header tag implies they contain something of importance.
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isnoend2001Author Commented:
Thanks GaryC123
Seems my site is down and not responding. I put in a trouble ticket
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isnoend2001Author Commented:
My site is back
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Not really an seo thing and I did not look very closely as I am short of time right now.  But I did catch this paragraph without a <p> tag.

 <br><b>Easy:</b><br>
            If you can use a calculator you can use: RoofCalcWriter works just like a normal calculator! 
As you enter measurements in the boxes to the right, materials are updated with every entry. Items turn red 
when values are entered. At a glance you can  see if any have been skipped.
			<strong>We believe totally in try before you buy.</strong>
            <br>
			You can download our fully functional software and use it 8 times before buying.

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I would change to:
 <p><b>Easy:</b><br>
            If you can use a calculator you can use: RoofCalcWriter works just like a normal calculator! 
As you enter measurements in the boxes to the right, materials are updated with every entry. Items turn red 
when values are entered. At a glance you can  see if any have been skipped.
			<strong>We believe totally in try before you buy.</strong>
            <br>
			You can download our fully functional software and use it 8 times before buying.
</p>

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COBOLdinosaurCommented:
Looks like some good advice here, and you have done a good job of SEO so far.  The only thing I would add is a meta description tag.  With a brief (150-160 characters) description of what is on the page.  Many times that will be the text that the SEs use when they display your link in the search results.

The h tags should be hierarchical, but don't overuse them at the expense of correct semantic tagging.


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isnoend2001Author Commented:
Thanks  COBOLdinosaur
Never noticed the meta description tag missing.
I will have to look back on old pages to see if this page has ever had one
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isnoend2001Author Commented:
Thanks everyone I get it
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