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html code and rankings

2:20 pm on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone -
I have some doubts about one issue and maybe some of you guys might help me with some advice.
I want to write few more lines of html code in few pages at our website.
Most of the pages are very well ranked and we are receiving good number of visitors on those pages.
If I add 3 more lines of html code in the pages, below the main body content, will that affect the rankings?
I want to add three textboxes and a button.
What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance
8:16 pm on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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No easy answers, because it depends on why you are ranking well now (lots of possible reasons, and many are not on-page). As a general rule, this kind of addition would not usually affect rankings, but once in a while, it might.
9:24 pm on Oct 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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My personal opinion is that if it is simple HTML code to improve your web page presentation, there will be no effect on ranking.

As tedster said (also Matt Cutts as well) ranking do not depend on one single factor. There are about 200 factors (I don't know all) that play role to rank your website in google. But a thumbnail rule is to keep your web page as lighter as possible.