I have a WordPress blog that is self hosted – I moved it from wordpress.com. It is a blog that I do with my dad; we write back and forth. Together, we have 428 posts. This should be a sizable database that attracts readers, and when we were still on wordpress.com we had several hundred visitors a day and lots of search engine traffic. Since making the switch, though, readership has dropped off. We have very little traffic.
We are writers, not programmers. I am a competent WordPress user and can do almost all of the functions to get where I need to go, but I did a website validation through w3c recently for xhtml and found 316 errors. I am concerned that we are working hard on content and not getting a strong ranking because we have trouble with our code. Is this result from our validation test bad? Is it time to take a college course in programming to begin fixing all of the broken stuff about our site?
We want to have a successful online magazine that allows us to write and collaborate and connect, but I am feeling overwhelmed with the administration of the blog.
Can anyone help? Can you look at the site and tell me what needs to happen? Am I just in over my head?
Thanks in advance.
here are the results from the validation:
this is our site:
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