ergophobe - 3:39 pm on Jun 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
So the question I always have to ask when people wheel stuff like this out is a sort of Ockham's Razor of Google Ranking Factors question - what reason would Google have for discounting sites running on outdated CMS software?
- they are already checking for malware
- they are already checking for content freshness
- they have already said that HTML and CSS validation are not factors in ranking
How could ranking a site on Wordpress 3.0.1 lower than a site on Wordpress 3.0.2 serve the user better?
[edit: strange - my browser is not refreshing the cache and it was showing me a several day old version of this thread, with the Google question as the last one. I knew something seemed strange. Sorry all]