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Don’t Sweat AJAXs Crawling but Website Performance

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Don’t Sweat AJAXs Crawling but Website Performance

Today’s blog post by Google Webmaster Central  written by Kazushi Nagayama recommends the AJAX crawling proposal they made back in 2009 is no longer supported.  The 2009 assumptions  are no longer valid.  As long as you allow Googlebot  and other bots to crawl your JavaScript or CSS files (you should do it for mobile anyway) you website should be in good shape.

I am very persistent in helping companies to improve their website performance, especially the first time load time of the website pages. Remember, slow websites are not very user-friendly and not very crawler friendly. Depending on your web architecture and/or API you are using there are solutions to make your website render quicker for both the web users and the bots.

Google provides us with tips & recommendations to increase the performance to remain relevant to the web user, mobile user and bots.  One option is to use History API pushState(), or the article by Robin RendleUsing the HTML5 History API” ensures accessibility for a wider range of browsers.

As you may know, web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and many of them would abandon the site if it is not loaded within 3 seconds. Speed Rules may help to troubleshoot your website.