Is W3C Compliance Important For SEO?

On Friday Michael Gray answered the question of whether or not W3c compliance and accessibility can impact your optimization. I agree with everything Michael said, but wanted to add a few more points.
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SEO Contest News

SEO contests are far from perfect, but some recent ones do test a fair amount of your skills and offer some truly great prizes and perhaps more importantly the attention of heavyweights in the industry. Two new contests were announced this week to join Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim SEM Scholarship contest which started a few weeks ago.
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Why Coding Is The Most Important SEO Skill

Last week in response to Lee Odden’s What type of SEO skill is most important? poll I argued that copywriting was that SEO skill. I mentioned that you could really make a case for many of the items on Lee’s list and thought I would take my own challenge and build a case for coding skills as the most important for an SEO to have.
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What Do You Think Is The Most Important SEO Skill?

Lee Odden posted an interesting poll today asking the question what type of SEO skill is most important. I think the best answer to the question really is the ability to gain expertise in a variety of the skills Lee listed. Lee himself says the best answer to the question should probably start with “It depends on the situation.” Still I voted for one and thought I’d share some thoughts on why I voted the way I did here.
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Google’s Multi-Variate Testing Now Available For All

Back in October I mentioned that Google had launched a beta program called Website Optimizer to make it easy to perform multi-variate testing on you your site. Website Optimizer is now open to everyone with an AdWords account.
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