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Depreciated html like <font> affects indexing?

Discussion in 'HTML & JavaScript' started by vendor2012, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. vendor2012

    vendor2012 BANNED BANNED

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    When I run my HTML through a validator I'm getting docked for having depreciated HTML tags...does this now affect indexing/ranking on search engines?
     
  2. mark27

    mark27 Regular Member

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    I don't know if it does, but isn't it just as easy to add it as <span class="italic"> and so that it passes validation and doesn't take too much extra work.
     
  3. vendor2012

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    Yes it is...I was just asking...I have a lot of websites to go through is all.
     
  4. poshtiger

    poshtiger Registered Member

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    I'm pretty sure 'Fetch as googlebot' from the webmaster tools will tell you...

    Also maybe check that Font doesn't appear as any of the site keywords in WMT.
     
  5. gamingmaster42

    gamingmaster42 Regular Member

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    I don't think that it will make a huge difference.
    For fun I checked Google at the validator and got "36 Errors, 3 warning(s)" so it should correct it's own errors before penalizing us for ours. :p
     
  6. weedsmoker

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    I think that majority of websites on internet can't pass validation, and guess what, google is one of them, and also yahoo and bing.
    Read G's website guidelines if you're worried about this issue.