This is an experiment to see if search engines are crawling AJAX sites and find better ways of keeping them SEO friendly.
For websites, search engine optimization(SEO) is king. Without it, your websites would just be a folder of files and images without anyone to find it. Search engines make our site visible and it’s “findability” ranking is decided by some standards that must be met. In the beginning, you just need your description and keywords to have the right stuff in them to rank. Now search engines have made it their business to point out that it’s more and content is one of them.
To see whether this is true, I’ve devised a simple experiment. Below is a few sections where the content is loaded from AJAX calls, the objective is to publish this pages and see how well, if ever, Google can index the content on this page.
CodeSpud AJAX Experiments
This section is loaded via AJAX. First section is an HTML snippet where I pull the article block into the page. Second section is generated markup based on extracted JSON data.
I will follow up with the results of my experiment in another post. If you have any ideas on how I can improve this experiment or additional items I need to consider, please post your comments below.
Special thanks to Genesis for the amazing AJAX logo I used for this post.