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Re: Why Validate? page Buries the lead

From: Dan Dreifort <uncoolcentral@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:36:12 -0700
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <7C799DEA-4FA3-4EFA-98C2-F99767CAC78E@gmail.com>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>


- Dan

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Not on a real keyboard. Please excuse typos & brevity. 

> On Mar 22, 2016, at 8:47 AM, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi> wrote:
> 
> 22.3.2016, 2:39, Dan Dreifort wrote:
> 
>> Re: https://validator.w3.org/docs/why.html
>> 
>> Recommend adding this as the #1 reason to validate:
>> 
>> Google sends a bot out to parse your site. If it's chock-full of
>> violations and errors, Googlebot is more likely to choke on it and/or
>> misinterpret your message.
> 
> Is there some evidence on this? I’m not saying it’s impossible (even though search engines are known to focus on textual content and can be expected to ignore most of markup), just that I’d like to see some studies and facts.
> 
> Yucca
> 
> 

Quick search shows a test writhing the last month
https://www.google.com/search?q=seo+valid+code&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

I didn't dig deeper, though. 
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