SEO for Web Apps (Link Dump)

In recent months, I’ve come across a number of links discussing the issue of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for single page apps or similar complex JavaScript-driven web apps.

This certainly should be a key concern for anyone building these types of projects. So below I’ve compiled two categories of links related to this topic.

Articles

Tools and Scripts

If you know of any other good articles or tools related to the topic of making web apps crawlable and SEO-friendly, feel free to post them in the comments or send them to me via Twitter and I’ll be happy to add them to this list.

2 Responses

  1. Robert Dunne says:

    Nice summary. Here’s one more for your list.

    I work at tockify.com. We make a calendar web app that uses pushState based navigation and generates most pages on the client side. We ran into the Web App SEO problem early this year and built our own solution as a separate service. It’s been live for about 6 months. Recently we made it available as a service to third parties at https://ajaxsnapshots.com

    AjaxSnapshots is a web service that supports Google’s Crawlable Ajax Scheme and gives you quite a lot of control over the snapshotting process, e.g. control over the screen size used to create the HTML snapshot and exact snapshot timing. It’s free at the moment while we add some more features.

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