we've applied to a few web agencies for help with our search engine marketing as that is my weak area. Now a few of them have come back and said that there are 30 critical errors on the homepage and several warnings. that will all affect our google listing. which to be fair is none existant at the moment (despite ranking highly in msn, and now getting higher in yahoo)
i'd like to know if there is any software (other than w3c) that will let me find these so-called 'critical' errors, as i'm very skeptical about them.
Thanks to all who reply
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[edited by: tedster at 9:07 pm (utc) on Oct. 30, 2006]
If you do a search for "html validator" you will find a number, but they almost all (all?) use the W3C code. There's no reason not to -- it's good and the W3C does set the standard.
I normally use the internal validator in Homesite, which I really like because of all the cusomization it offers. I'm pretty sure that other html editors also come with validators on board. Still, when creating a new template, I will always check the first couple of pages I generate at the W3C. It's so easy from Opera -- just browse to the page you want to check and press Alt+Ctrl+V.