Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Making my site crawlable

My site does terribly when I google it.  I realized there are a few major problems:
  • I haven't done the extra work necessary to get Google to index AJAX content
  • Most of the site's content is behind the login, so the bots can't find it.
  • Using JavaScript redirects rather than <a href="URL">link</a>
  • Solution:
    • Make sure that all the pages I want indexed can be reached via a simple href link that does NOT require login.  
      • As they explain here  buttons using javascript can be changed so that they are really links which are simply styled as buttons.
    • Create a large repository of static content that does not require a login.  Direct traffic to this.