Do you think HTML-based web pages get better ranks on Google Search? Do you think search engines favors HTML5?
Apparently not, Last week, in the last Google Hangout for Webmasters a similar question was being asked by someone, are there any SEO benefits for using HTML5?
John Mueller from Google (Webmaster Trends Analyst) said no! Yes HTML 5 is a really good way to develop a modern looking websites with modern functionalities but there is no way in which Google favors HTML5 when it comes to ranking websites.
I think keeping an impeccable clean code can actually help you rank better, just my opinion, I really do believe that having a clean code will make you website rank better, as in a ranking factor.
Remember Google reads your code and if he finds lots of dead ends and tons of useless code he will definitely mark you as website with “problems”.
What do you think? Does clean code matters or do you think any mess will do for Google?