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Re: CSS Validation importance in search engine ranking

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:37:35 +0000
Message-ID: <49980C8F.9010207@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Lee Johnson <lee.johnson@rustdepot.com>
CC: www-validator-css@w3.org
Incidentally, an observation on the interest (or
otherwise) that Google shews in the importance of
validation.  As you probably know, Google launched
"Google sites" recently, and I set out to create one :

	http://sites.google.com/site/dansonanddistrictacc/

Before attempting to add any content, I validated it :

	http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://sites.google.com/site/dansonanddistrictacc/

Result : 83 Errors, 20 warning(s)

At which point I abandoned the idea of hosting any sites
at Google for the foreseeable future.

Philip TAYLOR
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Lee Johnson wrote:

> Has there been any change in the way CSS Validation is valued by the major search engines? If so, is there any particular one that regards the validation as relatively important yet? I have been very carful with my websites: www.rustdepot.com www.rustwarehouse.com www.rustremoverproducts.com and now www.rustremoverstore.com to ensure that they all pass validation, however; I see many competitorsí websites absolutely filled with errors and warnings, yet they typically rank very high. I know there are many other factors, I am still wondering how validation factors in to rank. For me the tool is extremely important even for my own peace of mind knowing that at least it is optimized in the code structure. Keep up the good work! Thank you in advance, Lee
Received on Sunday, 15 February 2009 12:38:17 GMT

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