How important is W3C validation for SEO?

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How important is W3C validation for SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author sreejanniyogi
    Not important. You can ignore it.
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  • Profile picture of the author umakant13
    Its depend on your working strategy,"there are many books available for single subject"
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    W3C provides the guidelines so that your site functions similar on different browsers, but not be a SEO factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOtraveler
    It`s not really important as a ranking factor but may affect indirectly. Basically, a failure to comply with the standards may lead to less frequent indexing by search engine bots, as a website full of errors in code simply takes more time to load and more resources to crawl it. This may also be an important factor for UX, but this certanly depends on how bad the errors are.

    I would only bet that if there`s no other difference than the W3C errors between two websites - the one with the neat code will rank higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Many of the most popular websites on the planet are not W3C compliant.

    It's a non-factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author epossolution
    W3C Validation is needed for sites to give it label of "Error free". So not much important of W3C validation in SEO.
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