I am writing in regards to the correlation or lack thereof, concerning errors and warnings and how websites are ranked; especially on Google. I understand that there are much more problematic aspects with website ranking such as good content, proper linking techniques etc... I have maintained my website in accordance w/ requirements and good practice to the best of my ability, ensuring all the while that it is perfectly XHTML 1.0 transitional, yet many other websites fail miserably in your validator and rank at the very top of the searches. My question is why should I bother to use your validator at all?
For your reference, my website is www.rustdepot.com one of our competitors that I compared, www.safestrustremover has 100 errors and 7 warnings. Doesn’t this affect ranking at all? Their site is always ranked very high while mine is somewhere around 148th on Google.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this matter.
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