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Badly validated site

   
4:33 pm on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just built a site which has a ton of validation errors .

When i got it crawled by google plenty of pages where not included ?

Does this mean that googlebot likes validated pages ?

Regards

Malcolm

4:57 pm on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Crawlers for the big search engines don't care if the pages are not validating.

For getting pages into Google your page rank and time is more important. You should focus on getting more links to the site.

5:48 pm on Jul 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator buckworks is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Crawlers for the big search engines don't care if the pages are not validating.

That would depend on what the validation errors were. Many, maybe most, validation errors can be safely ignored, but some can prevent a page from being properly spidered. (Improperly closed tags, for example.)

Invest some effort to improve your validation, paying special attention to your main templates. It can't possibly hurt.