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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by magfrank, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. magfrank

    magfrank Newbie

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    Using online analysis I've found that my website has 125 errors and 37 warnings. Will this be a problem to SEO? And if it is, who do I go to to get this cleaned up?
     
  2. arousso

    arousso Registered Member

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    Which online analysis, and what where the major errors?
     
  3. magfrank

    magfrank Newbie

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    I can't post the url as this forum isn't allowing me to! It's errors in the code.
     
  4. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you're talking about validation errors you don't need to worry. None of my sites pass validation and they rank well.
     
  5. magfrank

    magfrank Newbie

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    Thanks for letting me know! This puts my mind at ease.

    Is there any value to having someone fix this for me?
     
  6. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    If the errors are HTML Validation errors (ex: W3C validator) then there is no default reasoning to fix them. However if your site has display issues (ex: things not being in position/displaying properly) then you should fix them and see if it fixes the problem. The errors are errors because your code does not meet the guidelines set forth by the W3C for website display. Most browser makers follow their guidelines to some extent. IE is notorious for not following them.
     
  7. magfrank

    magfrank Newbie

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    Thanks - your insight is a great help!
     
  8. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    If you fix your validation errors, your site will rank higher. It is a quality issue. It will not prevent you from ranking, it will prevent you from ranking as well as a competitor who has valid code, if all other things are equal.
     
  9. magfrank

    magfrank Newbie

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    Is there anyone you can recommend to do this? I don't have the technical skills to do it myself.
     
  10. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    Got proof?
    Google, Youtube, Bing, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Curse, 37Signals, Smashing Magazine, Amazon, Ebay, Godaddy, Hostgator.... All fail validation.
     
  11. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Nope, I sure don't. Feel free to ignore my comment.
     
  12. Glenn BH

    Glenn BH Regular Member

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    Come on, do these guys know everything? :) It's your fourth post in the last 10 minutes mentioning them.
     
  13. matt broody

    matt broody Junior Member

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    I would recommend you also to add your site to webmaster tools and check whether it will show any errors