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Replacing Header Tags with Images


Bad idea? CSS style header tags to use a fancy bg img and hide the text (display:none) but still using SEO'd header text?

Viewed as a black hat? Keyword stuffing? Or hidden text not matter?

h1 tag:" Keyword Services and Keyword Products".
But the CSS hides that text and in its place I have an image with graphics and stylized text that reads something like:
"Hey, check Out our Stuff"

It should be fine to use images instead of header text. You can use H1, H2, etc and still use images. For example, if you have an image called "Best SEO" and you previously used that as an H1 text. You can use that image and utilize the H1 as well. Google states that as long as the H1 text you are using behind the image is the same as what the content of the image is, it would be okay.

I don't think that's blackhat at all. I mean all you're doing is using an image within a <h1>,<h2>,<h3> ... tag right. I do that all the time for sites where I need a better looking font.

Although not as much of a problem anymore thanks to the css3 supported font-face attribute :)

I haven't heard of this method at all nor do I understand it.. I think Header tags are extremely important for SEO results so I don't customize them too much in fear of getting punished by search engines  ;)


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