View Full Version : MSN Search and HTML Validation
02-21-2005, 10:58 AM
Of course, having valid code has always been important, but is it true that MSN is putting a lot of weight on ranking pages if their code is "perfectly formed"?
02-21-2005, 03:00 PM
In my experience, MSN does like to have valid HTML, but most search engines do. Some sites rank pretty well with some nasty code. One of the sites I am working on has horrible code, but still manages to get good placement.
Hope this helps.
02-21-2005, 09:41 PM
I have never seen any proof that it helps you rank. But I have seen a lot of proof that it does not matter.
02-22-2005, 12:51 AM
We're far from validated HTML, but rank #1 for most all of our targeted key phrases. I won't say that it doesn't help in a highly competitive area, but for us it doesn't seem to matter.
02-22-2005, 07:56 AM
we rank in some highly competitive area´s and it does not matter.