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GOOGLE’S GUIDE TO JAVASCRIPT SEO BASICS

GUIDE TO JAVASCRIPT SEO 2019 Google Update

GOOGLE’S GUIDE TO JAVASCRIPT SEO BASICS

GOOGLE’S NEW GUIDE TO JAVASCRIPT SEO BASICS
GOOGLE’S NEW GUIDE TO JAVASCRIPT SEO BASICS
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    Google recently published a brand new developer document that goes over the basics of JavaScript SEO.

    This new guide was written by Google’s Martin Splitt ( Developer Advocate ) and Lizzi Harvey ( Technical Writer ).

     

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    Lizzi Harvey google

    Google has been busy updating its developer documents related to mobile-first indexing, structured data, updated code lab and much more related to Google search. And Lizzi Harvey who is working in Google for over three years has been trying to communicate about these updates on Twitter. The below is an example of her posing in twitter about the update:

     

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    martin splitt google

    Martin Splitt has become very authoritative on JavaScript SEO and he has also produced a new video series on the topic recently & you can watch them in the Google Webmaster YouTube Channel.

    He has announced about the new video series in twitter on February 28th, 2019.

    Here is the twitter post which was done by Martin Splitt:

     

    And below is the YouTube video for the announcement:

    This new guide focuses more on what was covered in the YouTube video series which is exclusively for getting JavaScript content indexed by Google.

    As specified in the title this is the absolute basics. Getting the content indexed by Google is the most basic to SEO.

    What is in the Guide?

    This basic guide briefly describes the process of processing JavaScript content – Crawling, Rendering, Indexing.

    And the guide contains few useful tips to make JavaScript content Google-friendly. Those tips are as follows:

    1. UNIQUE TITLES AND SNIPPETS:

    JavaScript can be used to change the title and the meta description.

    2. WRITE COMPATIBLE CODE:

    You need to follow Google’s guidelines for troubleshooting JavaScript problems to make sure your code is compatible with Googlebot when it crawls.

    3. HTTP STATUS CODES:

    The usage of meaningful status code is very important as it will tell the Googlebot whether a page should not be crawled or indexed, or whether a page has been moved to a different URL.

    4. USE META ROBOTS TAGS CAREFULLY:

    Google warns us not to change the robot’s meta tag using JavaScript as it might not work in the way we expect it to; Let’s say you want to use JavaScript to change the content of the robots meta tag make sure not to set the meta tag’s value to “ noindex ” as it might not work well.

    5. LAZY-LOADING:

    Use lazy-loading to only load images when the user is going to view them as it could save on bandwidth and it will definitely improve the performance.

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