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    WC3 Validation how much affects 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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    Direct effect - close to zero if not zero.
    There could be some secondary effect - in some niches people may like and link more validated sites, but I wouldn't rely too much on that. Possibly you may have use of validation if you want to submit your site to CSS galleries.

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    Components of validation are VERY important. It's not crucial to validate, but you should be building up to code as a best practice.

    You should also note that the validator tools will tell you when you have broken links or other important issues with your code. So some things are necessary to pay attention to in validation. Broken code can ruin a web site's capability to rank.

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    Personally, I tend to write valid code, but unless it has some critical issues, it doesn't affect SEO at all. However, it still helps to detect possible issues with different browsers which is sometimes even more important.
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    wc3 is just a myth ...
    Plenty of sites rank well and they have tons of wc3 errors ...
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    Thanks all


    Thanks all for your valuable suggestions.
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    I think W3C validation is good for site.
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    its good to have but not pertinent however you should practice good coding.

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    SEO + Validation = wasted time...

    go here -- http://www.springboardseo.com/seo-blog/seo-tips/w3c-validation-seo-give-break/ -- to read one of the 1 million hits you get from "W3c validation for SEO" !!!

    research! research! research!

    ...sigh....



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    read. learn. hypothesize. test. analyze...then rank!

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