Does Dynamic Web Content Show Up In Google?

April 1st, 2007

InternetThis guy wanted to determine if dynamic web content (such as that generated by javascript) would show up in Google search results. He created a web site with two nonsense words in static HTML, two in dynamic javascript, and two in another form of javascript. Only the static words were indexed by Google. So if you have a web site that relies on dynamic content, don’t expect it to show up in search engines. This does not apply to PHP-generated content, because PHP runs on the server—unlike javascript which runs on the client.

The Googlebot ignores both javascript and cookies, which has been known to cause problems with poorly designed web sites.

(via Slashdot)

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