Will validated HTML boost SEO performance?

March 2, 2009 – 1:29 am

This question was raised by one of the attendees at India SearchMasters 2009 conference at Google India on 28th Feb 2009.

Adam Lasnik, Google’s Search Evangelist answered this query. Obviously the answer was, there is no direct correlation between validated code and SEO performance. What he meant was, the there will not be any ranking weightage given to a page because it uses validated code.

This does not mean that one should use any kind of crap HTML coding. It is still very important in SEO perspective. The primary requirement for any page to appear for targetted keyword is that the content should be properly crawled and indexed by GoogleBot.

In my earlier post I have mentioned how to use the w3c validator tool to fine tune your code correcting your validation errors.

If any Googler is reading this post, could you add your valuable comments about this topic?

  1. One Response to “Will validated HTML boost SEO performance?”

  2. Hi,

    I agree your points. I personally do not see any great reasons to use the w3c validator for the pages.

    Interms of business point of view, probably for SEO delievery manager/company point of view and for the reason of maintaining the SEO and company standards, yes, it is well required.

    As a techie doing SEO for the website, by a mere look at the content of the page/layout/view source, you can be able to gather information whether if you have used any malformed html tags.


    By Kiran on Mar 4, 2009

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