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Are w3 Validations really that important for SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by charbel, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. charbel

    charbel Senior Member

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    Hey guys, i never really see any body discussing W3Validations, (coding errors you have within your website)

    I'm wondering, my website has 22 Errors, and 15 warnings on the root page (the ranking page)

    Will fixing these help the chances of increased rank?
     
  2. Imburr

    Imburr Newbie

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    I believe you should take the errors and warning with a grain of salt. I have many clients with highly ranked websites, and some of them have errors and some of them don't. I think if your using a theme and it is pumping out thousands of errors, you should evaluate it. But for a low amount such as that I wouldn't sweat it. Now- if those errors are easy to fix, why not just fix them?

    Also make sure your using the right W3 Validator.
     
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  3. m4dm4n

    m4dm4n Regular Member

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    Short answer no.

    Long answer: it really depends on the errors because search engines use crawlers that behave alot like regular browsers and because of the errors on the page they might have trouble rendering the pages and this can cause the site to rank lower
     
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    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is just another hook that they want you to bite, so you can lose your time with unimportant things.
     
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  5. Hubba

    Hubba Power Member

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    No - I'm still seeing crappy old non-compliant designs ranking. Then again, I've never done an exhaustive split test.
     
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  6. tiyowan

    tiyowan Regular Member

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    Hubba is correct. Unless there are major errors, you'll see no effect
    on rankings whatsoever. Additionally, it doesn't help that many of the
    validators are themselves broken in their interpretation of the standards.
     
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  7. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    So true. I had hundreds and thousands of coding errors on my site (Indian coder lol). I spend a nice sum to get them fixed. It did not help AT ALL in my rankings.
     
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  8. SEO Power

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    One of my websites has way more errors and warnings than the OP'a site, yet it ranks well. Those errors and warnings mean nothing to Google.
     
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    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Definitely not. There are by far more top ranking sites with code errors than sites with no error. Take a look at Newegg for instance, 899 errors and 502 warnings, and still has top rankings.
     
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  10. charbel

    charbel Senior Member

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    Thanks guys I appreciate the feedback!