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msg:243050
 6:56 am on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

Dear All

If a site or web pages of the site is properly compiled with w3c compiler.
Does it helps in the ranking of the site in major search engines like google and Yahoo.
In other words does it shows any positive results in the ranking of the site......

Ujjwal

 

BarHopper




msg:243051
 6:33 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

No, to be quite brief and short in the answer. But its good practice to use W3c and any other validation methods. Keeps things clean.

-Bar

Storyman




msg:243052
 6:53 am on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

To rephrase the question: Does it hurt if the site doesn't validate?

tomda




msg:243053
 7:16 am on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

No, to be quite brief and short in the answer.

hmmm... Not sure about that? I would definitely say yes!

Having webpages which are not W3C compliant can indeed hurt more or less your ranking, depending of type of errors found in your pages.

Considering that search engines may stop crawling your pages or missed links because of bad HTML, then it hurts your ranking/position.

Always have W3C compliant webpage, safer.
Also, get CSE HTML Validator, free HTML validator which helps to get on your mqchine the obvious HTML errors but less strict than W3C.

caveman




msg:243054
 3:47 pm on Jan 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

tomda I think you're correct; it's a matter of degree. Certainly there are sites out there including some of my own that don't validate, and still get great rankings. But there are signs that the SE's or at least G are taking into account code quality, though I'm not sure exactly how. Perhaps just getting more picky about what they are willing to try and crawl (i.e., requiring higher standards?). Which brings me back to it being a matter of degree: Yes, the less well formed a page is, the more likely that the bots may encounter difficulty and that is not good for indexing and ranking purposes, at all.

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