Does correct spelling and grammar really matter to Google?
In this video, Google’s expert, Matt Cutts says, both no and yes about whether poor spelling and grammar will affect your blog’s search ranking. Google does look at the quality of your blog posts as part of your overall ranking. However, he explains, spelling and grammar are not major influencers for Google now, for a variety of reasons.
On the other hand, bloggers who are careful with editing their posts and pages for correct spelling and grammar tend to naturally rank higher, because they respect their readers enough to give them the best possible content and user experience. In turn, readers are more likely to bookmark, like and tweet about well written posts.
Watch Matt Cutts explain more about the merits of careful editing of your posts and web pages.
What do you think?
Do misspelled words turn you off? Do you cringe when you read poorly written content? Or does the thought count more than the way it’s written? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think.