- Let’s Discuss: Server-Side Rendering vs Client-Side Rendering vs Dynamic Rendering
Google indexer is a quick and easy process that begins with the downloading of an HTML file, the extraction of links, and the downloading of CSS files before sending these resources to Caffeine.
In essence, there are just three options:
- Ensuring that Google can crawl the content on your page
- Ensuring Google can render the material on your website
- Ensuring that Google can index the information on your website
1. Utilize Google Search Console to Check That Google Can Render Your Websites
Even though Googlebot is built on the most recent version of Chrome, it doesn't function like a browser. This means that allowing access to your website in this way does not ensure that its content can be displayed. To make sure Google can render your webpages, utilize the URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console.
Look for the "TEST LIVE URL" button in the top right corner of your screen and enter the URL of the page you wish to test.
After a few seconds, a "live test" tab will emerge, and when you click "see tested page," a screenshot of the website that depicts how Google renders it will appear. In the HTML tab, you can also see the rendered code.
Let's clarify that Google does not index.js or.css files in the search results, though. A website is rendered using these resources. Blocking essential resources is unnecessary because doing so will stop your content from being rendered and, consequently, from being indexed.
Once you're certain that your website is rendering correctly, you should check to see if it's being indexed. Additionally, you can examine this directly on the search engine as well as through Google Search Console.
To check if your website is in the index, go to Google and use the site: command. In the following URL, for instance, swap out yourdomain.com for the URL of the page you want to test:
Let’s Discuss: Server-Side Rendering vs Client-Side Rendering vs Dynamic Rendering
What exactly are these several rendering kinds, and what do they mean?
- Server-Side Rendering
- Client-Side Rendering
- Dynamic Rendering
To answer a common query among SEOs, dynamic rendering is not cloaking as long as the information being supplied is the same. This wouldn't be cloaking unless a completely separate piece of content was delivered. The content that users and search engines see will be the same with dynamic rendering, possibly with a different level of interactivity.
- You can stop Googlebot from crawling these resources and, consequently, from rendering and indexing them by blocking .js files in your robots.txt file. To prevent problems brought forth by this, permit the crawling of certain files.
- Because search engines don't click buttons, pagination that only generates links to pages after the first (let's say on an eCommerce category) will prevent these following pages from being indexed. Use static links to assist Googlebot to find the pages on your site at all times.
- Make sure that static URLs, not #, are produced for the web pages on your site. To avoid URLs like this (yourdomain.com/#/web-page) or this (yourdomain.com#web-page), make sure your domain names end in /web-page. Employ static URLs. Otherwise, Google will not index these pages because it normally ignores hashes.