AJAX SEO Question

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  1. Jim Oney
    Jim  Oney avatar
    28 posts
    Member since:
    May 2006

    Posted 02 Jun 2006 Link to this post

    Can search engines effectively index a site that is built using the AJAX functionality of the Telerik suite?  The crawlers index your site by following the links from page to page but using AJAX their are no links for it to follow that I know of since they can't process scripts. 

    My site is managed from a CMS so building the site map xml document that they recommend is not as easy as it sounds and it doesn't handle all the possibilities that link based browsing allows for.

    Is this something that Telerik has taken into consideration?


    Jim


    BTW, SEO means "Search Engine Optimization" in the marketing world if anyone doesn't already know that.
  2. Vlad
    Admin
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    11100 posts

    Posted 05 Jun 2006 Link to this post

    Hello Jim,

    In general our controls' native AJAX mechanism (supported by r.a.d.grid, r.a.d.combobox, r.a.d.treeview, etc.), as well as r.a.d.callback, automatically detects crawlers and search engines and provides traditional (non AJAX) output for them. However, a small modification to the web.config has to be done. Here is a good example how to configure this in Web.Config: http://forums.asp.net/1012090/ShowPost.aspx

    Don't hesitate to contact us if you have other questions.


    Regards,
    Vlad
    the telerik team
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