As I mentioned last week, I’ve been busy doing competitor’s analysis for my company’s site (, I happened to see a column in the site analyzer about the text to code (aka text/code ratio). I checked a few sources on the net but all seemed to have different opinions on the topic. So, I thought to ask the Googlers again!

I asked John & Gary if text to code ratio matters? To which Gary replied this time saying – No, it doesn’t!

Here’s the twitter embed:

He even joked about CC’ing, Obama!

So, there you have it guys directly coming from the Google guy. And next time when someone argues you about the text/code ratio don’t forget to send them to this article. Ciao!