AJAX application are crawlable, Google confirms

At SMX West, Maile Ohye confirmed that Google is indeed now crawling AJAX pages that use the standard proposed last Fall. The documentation is live on Google Code and you can look at how to implement the standard and its pros and cons. Maile mentioned that the Google Web Toolkit team is eager to help […]

At SMX West, Maile Ohye confirmed that Google is indeed now crawling AJAX pages that use the standard proposed last Fall. The documentation is live on Google Code and you can look at how to implement the standard and its pros and cons. Maile mentioned that the Google Web Toolkit team is eager to help with any implementation questions over at their community forums. If your site uses AJAX and have uncrawlable URLs due to a hash mark (#) as part of the URL structure, this implementation is likely worth looking into. “the crawler finds a pretty AJAX URL (that is, a URL containing a #! hash fragment). It then requests the content for this URL from your server in a slightly modified form. Your web server returns the content in the form of an HTML snapshot, which is then processed by the crawler. The search results will show the original URL.”