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    WC3 Validation how much effect IN SEO ?

    Do you think if a website’s Code is WC3 validated code it will get higher priority or advantage from all competitor who don’t have WC3 validated code. Please give me your feedback.

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    No, i don't think there is any SEO advantage but its always good to have your XHTML and other stuff validated for errors as it makes crawling easier for the search engine bots.
    Having too many errors can be a concern but otherwise its just fine. Many people believe that placing the 'XHTML validated' badge in your site holds some SEO advantage but that is just a rumour and it isn't actually considered.

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    Matt Cutts recently said that validation really does not matter. Google's own home page shows 50+ coding errors with the W3C validator.

    Validation is good for improving the rendering speed of your web pages and in helping to assure that they render consistently across different browsers. Poorly written code can take longer to render.

    If the code is very poorly written with serious coding errors, you can have problems with spiders, so it is a good to validate to pages to avoid any potential problems. It is also a good way to learn how to write code that meets the standards.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    I think most errors you'll find with their validator tool are completely ridiculous and don't, in any way, affect your website. However, as TopDogger said, rectifying more serious errors is important because it helps your website be properly rendered by various browsers, and it helps spiders more easily crawl your site as well.

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    It seems to be much less of a big deal now adays with the widespread deployment of Firefox and embracing of XML by that small company in Washington state...pre-mainstream-XML and Firefox, my friends that were left of the moderate would cringe at any MS or non-validated product(s) or websites.

  6. Well you shoudent be consirned too much about it,but having a cleanly coded site is definitely the way to go in SEO

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    Websites are made for visitors, not for search engines. So are validators, they are made so you can make sure your website will display to your visitors. Google doesn't visualize your layout, they only fetch the content that is on it. But to answer your question and like it has been said a few times above, no it doesn't help in SEO
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Aquarezz View Post
    Websites are made for visitors, not for search engines. So are validators, they are made so you can make sure your website will display to your visitors. Google doesn't visualize your layout, they only fetch the content that is on it. But to answer your question and like it has been said a few times above, no it doesn't help in SEO
    Well i wouldn't put it that way,if your code is mess,spiders will have a hard time crawling it,which will result in problems for your site,so even thought it doesn't help directly,it can be useful to have a validated site

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