Valid HTML Not a Ranking Factor But Can Cause These Issues

by Jennifer Slegg
In the changes yesterday that Google made to their webmaster guidelines, Google changed the phrasing of “clear HTML” to “valid HTML.” So as expected, that phrase got a lot of attention, especially from those who advocate for compliant W3C validation, which Google links to. But is valid HTML a ranking factor? In today’s webmaster hangout, John Mueller from Google confirms that ...Read the full article

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