Have you ever wondered how Google views your webpage if it fails to reach HTML validation? Listen to Matt Cutts, head of Google’s Web Spam Team, as he explains HTML validation in more detail.
The short answer is no, but it is always easier to optimize a website with valid code, especially for a competitive market.
There is great debate among web developers and content writers as to whether HTML validation is necessary or not, at least as it applies to SEO and search engine placement. Honestly, from my perspective I would probably worry about HTML validation.
The truth is, Google and other search engines understand the subtleties of language variances. They also understand the differences among the numerous HTML editors on the market. There are plenty of websites who fall short when it comes to HTML validation, but that’s not going to penalize a website from being able to reach high search engine placement.
If you want to learn more about HTML validation and search engine placement, don’t hesitate to call 281-764-9070 or schedule a free site review and consultation with one of our online marketing specialists.