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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Validate and be listed

Most browsers can interpret HTML code that has errors and still show a nice looking page. But search engine spiders require validate HTML in order to properly search your site. A spider may skip the part that uses incorrect syntax, or it may skip the entire page or website altogether. There is no way to predict what the search engine spider will do when it encounters an invalid page.

If search engines cannot read your website and follow the links, your site will not get indexed. So it is not enough to validate your web pages by looking at them in your browser. The HTML itself needs to be correct and so it is vitally important that you validate your HTML. That's why Total Validator is an important resource in order to get your site listed in search engines.

posted by Total Validator @ 2:43 pm