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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#2327 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Making AJAX Applications Crawlable on BuddyPress

Reported by: ezd's profile Ezd Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: major
Severity: normal Version:
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Description

Google has released a write-up on a new crawling method that will allow site owners to index their AJAX content which used to be ignored in the past. It's a very straight forward process and should be worth implementing in BuddyPress:

http://code.google.com/intl/sv-SE/web/ajaxcrawling/docs/getting-started.html

Change History (3)

#1 @boonebgorges
13 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.3 to Future Release

#2 @boonebgorges
10 years ago

  • Severity set to normal

I'm assuming that this is the updated URL: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling/

Thinking through where we use AJAX in BP:

  • certain user actions, like joining a group or requesting a friendship (not visible to Google anyway)
  • directory pagination - but do we want Google crawling through pages? Not sure what the implications are
  • activity Read More - same question as above
  • directory filters (like reordering by Recently Active etc)

Before doing any work to make this stuff indexable, I would like a clearer picture of whether it's actually desirable to have this stuff indexed. It seems to me that it's mostly duplicate content; BP does not hide any primary content behind AJAX. But I am not an expert in this area, so other opinions are welcome.

#3 @DJPaul
8 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I don't think think this is worth doing. I suspect search engines are much better at following javascript changes nowadays.

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