Google Publishes the New Guide for JavaScript SEO Basics

Google has recently published a new developer guide that helps you to get more information about the basics of JavaScript SEO.

Google’s Martin Splitt and Lizzi Harvey wrote the guide for JavaScript SEO basics. Martin Splitt has become an expert on JavaScript SEO, and have recently produced a video series on the same.

The guide on JavaScript SEO Basics contains over much of what was covered in his video series and it mainly focuses on getting the JavaScript content indexed by Google.

As stated above, it covers just the basic and there is nothing more basic to SEO than getting your content indexed by Google.

Here we will go through a a brief summary of the information included in the guide.

What does the Guide contain?
The JavaScript SEO Basics guide kick-starts by explaining the three-step process of processing JavaScript content which are crawling, rendering, indexing.

The guide also covers a few simple tips for making JavaScript content Google-friendly.

Here are the tips that will help to make your JavaScript content Google friendly.:

Use Unique titles and snippets: Use JavaScript to change the meta description and the title.

Write compatible code: You need to make sure that your JavaScript code is compatible with Googlebot. For this you can refer Google’s guidelines for troubleshooting JavaScript related problems.

HTTP status codes: Make sure that you are using a meaningful status code to tell Googlebot whether a page needs to be crawled or indexed, or whether a page has been moved to a new URL.

Use meta robots tags carefully: Google has already issues warning against using JavaScript to change the robots meta tag as it might not work as expected. If you want to change the content of the robots meta tag using JavaScript, do not set the meta tag’s value to “noindex”.

Lazy-loading: To save bandwidth and to improve improve the performance, it is recommended to use lazy-loading to only load images when the user is just about to see them.

You can also get the complete JavaScrip SEO basics guide here.

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