Saturday, July 30th, 2005
We’ve linked to Backbase before; those guys have some awesome Ajax demos. One of brains behind the site, Jeremy Hartley, has recently written an article on the subject of “Deep Linking”; or, in other words, how to get spiders to properly index an Ajax page.
The article identifies three different strategies:
Backbase has identified the following strategies for getting a SPI indexed by search engines:
- Lightweight Indexing: no structurally changes are made to your site; existing tags such as meta, title and h1 are leveraged.
- Extra Link Strategy: extra links are placed on the site, which search bots can follow and thereby index the whole site.
- Secondary Site Strategy: a secondary site is created, which is fully accessible to the search engine.
and goes into some detail on how to implement them. Interesting… though ironically, I couldn’t find a way to link directly to the article in question, so you’ll have to chose it manually from the “Technical Articles” page (though I can give you a direct link to the PDF version).
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:05 am