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Re: CSS Validation importance in search engine ranking

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 20:58:49 +0000
Message-ID: <4995DF09.3030707@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Lee Johnson <lee.johnson@rustdepot.com>
CC: www-validator-css@w3.org

I /suspect/ that the major search engines don't give a t@ss
whether your HTML or your CSS validates; they care about
how many important sites link to you, whether you try to sneak
information past them, and so on, but validity ?  I doubt
they even test it.

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 <http://www.rustdepot.com/> 
> www.rustwarehouse.com <http://www.rustwarehouse.com/> 
> www.rustremoverproducts.com <http://www.rustremoverproducts.com/> and 
> now www.rustremoverstore.com <http://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 Friday, 13 February 2009 20:59:24 UTC

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