Html validation effect seo?

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I have checked my blog with website auditor and it brings up a massive list of html validation errors.

Will this effect seo and the way google sees my page and ranks it?
#effect #html #seo #validation
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Most of those errors are silly. Pretty much no site out there will pass any of those auditors with 100% success. Some of the biggest and most popular sites in the world will fail miserably in one of those.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'd scan over the list for any serious issues, especially ones that will impact user experience, and anything that could cause a broken link.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexmw106
    Thanks just worrying with 96% validation errors but thats cool
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by alexmw106 View Post

      Thanks just worrying with 96% validation errors but thats cool
      I would look at what exactly the errors are versus the percentage. They are most likely just harmless stuff that is perfectly acceptable, but doesn't meet W3C standards in the strictest sense of the term.

      And pretty much anything done in Wordpress, will usually fail miserably.
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    Although it doesn't have a big effect on your SEO rankings, it's a good practice to go through and fix things that are easy or check to make sure that the errors are not causing problems from one browser to another. Sometimes you'll find links that are not working also that you may not have noticed. If they are affiliate links, you could be losing income.
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