AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript And XML) is a popular technique for creating interactive websites, though other technologies (e.g. JSON) are often used instead of XML.

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Where can I find the full list of Google/Microsoft CDN hosted AJAX files?

While Google hosts this list and Microsoft hosts this one there are several files missing such as jQuery UI CSS. Where can I find a complete listing of all the resources offered for major AJAX CDNs, ...
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pros/cons of hash navigation from SEO perspective

I'm working on an application that implements navigation based on hashchange events. Content is mostly loaded through ajax calls after hash changes (and displayed by DOM injections). From a SEO ...
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Google+ Style “Send Feedback”

Does anyone know a service that offers a google+ style feedback system? It seems that it would be a great way to get feedback from users. If you have not seen it before. I've attached a screen shot. ...
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Status of Crawlable Ajax?

I saw that Google had a nice proposal/standard for making Ajax applications crawlable, via #! (hash bang). http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/10/proposal-for-making-ajax-crawlable.html ...
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How to get Google to crawl AJAX pages without using #! URLs?

In Google's advice on "Making AJAX Applications Crawlable", they advise making AJAX URLs that aren't using hash-bang fragments (#!) crawlable by adding <meta name="fragment" content="!"> to the ...
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How can I prevent a power user from calling my ajax functions?

I have a site that uses ajax calls to perform a number of functions. They have the webbrowser call back to a script - ajax.php. Though I use post data to transmit the data and limit the commands ...
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Why not AJAX'ify entire websites?

Is there any solid reasoning as to why sites shouldn't be developed with ajax functionality that loads major parts of each part (assuming there are elements like the header, navigation etc that remain ...
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Why is honest cloaking for Ajax considered bad practice? [closed]

Ajax-only websites are laden with many problems. Search engine invisibility is merely a small problem. They are also unbookmarkable and unlinkable and they break the functionality of back- and ...
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Submit example.com/#!/page URLs to Google

On a HTML5 website, there is a single page, index.php . Its code contains other 5 pages. An AJAX navigation is used, so the URL of other page looks like example.com/#!/page_Example. I had tried to ...
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When creating HTML for _escaped_fragment_ AJAX pages, how correct does it have to be?

I have a javascript heavy site (It really couldn't be coded in any sensible way with progressive enhancement) and I am using Google's advice for making AJAX websites crawlable. (i.e. use ...
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Impact of using lazy loading on SEO

If I used lazy loading with Ajax, then am I right in saying that Google will not see the content in the lazy load? An example is if I have a part of my site featuring products towards the bottom of ...
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Understanding Ajax crawling of search site

I have a couple of questions about Ajax crawling of a website, which is kind of search engine itself. The base article explains the mechanism of making AJAX applications crawlable. All this stuff ...
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Is making AJAX site crawlable AND degrading gracefully with JS turned off possible?

According to this spec, making AJAX site crawlable by Googlebot means that you have to use hashbang (#!) links in it which means it won't degrade gracefully when JS is turned off. This might mean that ...
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Google crawling the site but refusing to index dynamic content

I am trying to get Google to index an AJAX site (davidelifestyle.com). It's crawlable with JavaScript turned off and I have also recently implemented _escaped_content_ snapshot mechanism but all ...
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alternatives to google adsense for ajax reloads

What alternatives to google adsense are availalbe that support the reloading of ads through and AJAX application? I can't locate one.
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https & ajax crawling

We made on our webpage https://www.1point618.com a transition to ssl and now we using nearly entirely ajax to load the content. Therefore all urls of existing pages have changed. We used the 301 ...
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Best way to redirect users back to the pretty URL who land on the _escaped_fragment_ one?

I am working on an AJAX site and have successfully implemented Google's AJAX recommendation by creating _escape_fragment_ versions of each page for it to index. Thus each page has 2 URLs: pretty: ...
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Will AJAX-fetched material be invisible to search engines?

With the new method of doing things that I've put together, my page content is not actually on index.html or any of the other pages. Instead, it is in index.txt and merely fetched by AJAX. Is my ...
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Do pushState and popState affect SEO?

I was creating my own Ajax-based website which means almost all of my data will be fetched via Ajax from the server and I started to have concerns about my site's SEO. I am using popState and ...
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Asynchronous page loading and SEO

To speed up my website (or at least the time to first byte (TTFB)), I'd like to only send the layout of the page and then get the page content with an asynchronous request. This way, the TTFB will be ...
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SEO optimization for AJAX site and dynamic HTML canvas

I have a site that uses AJAX to query the Last.fm database and then dynamically draws a graph of the results on an HTML canvas. In the search function, I have a command that sets window.location.hash ...
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Could AJAX + caching be seen as cloaking?

I have a website where we use a technique to speed up loading times based on a combination of AJAX + caching. Basically, when we have a section in a page with content which is slow to retrieve, we ...
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Can we Use Google's Ajax Proposal?

In October 2009 on Google's blog (see this link) there was a proposal presented to make ajax websites crawlable. Does anyone know if this got past the proposal stage and is it safe to use the methods ...
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Does Internet Explorer 'timeout'?

Within my website I have a single page that dynamically updates via AJAX / JSON in a plain HTML page. Now this page may be left open for up to three or four days. When I left it running over the ...
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What is the best SEO method for a single page website on which all content is loaded with initial page load

I'm developing a single page website that will have all it's content available by scrolling down and showing/hiding various DOM elements. Most of the discussion I've seen on SO on this topic is ...
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Would using AJAX only “Add to Cart” buttons be wise?

I want to AJAX enable all of my "Add To Cart" buttons because search engine bots are indexing these and not paying attention to my robots file or site map. I just don't want to lose potential ...
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Advice for using Google AdSense

The banners on my website are generated by $.ajax() call to the server after the page load is complete ($(window).load() event). I want to to integrate ads from google to fill in empty banners when ...
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Hijax == sneaky Javascript redirects? Will I get banned from Google?

Question Will I get penalised as "sneaky Javascript redirects" by Google if I have the following Hijax setup (which requires a JavaScript redirect on the page indexed by google). Goal I want to ...
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Indexing dynamic loading page

Does Google index dynamic loading page? For example index.html <div id="dynamic_message"></div> index.html after few seconds <div id="dynamic_message">Hello Google, do you see ...
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Proper Google Analytics setup for AJAX heavy page?

Lets say I have a website with a few pages. The purpose of each of those pages is to display live statistics for a real world event (for example, sports scores). Every 60 seconds, an Ajax call is made ...
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SEOs: mobile version using AJAX: how to be properly read by crawlers?

Before anything else, I'd like to emphasize that I've already read this and this. Here's what I can do: First choice: create classical web version with all products in that page - ...
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Can I use a 302 redirect to serve up static content from an URL with escaped_fragment?

We would like to serve up SEO-friendly Ajax-driven content. We are following this documentation. Has anyone ever tried to write a 302 redirect into the .htaccess file, that takes the ...
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Yahoo search engine not able to index Ajax content?

Does Yahoo support crawlable Ajax? I'm about solution provided by Google (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-crawling). How to make my Ajax content crawlable by Yahoo search engine?
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Webpage Post Submits vs AJAX?

Which is better and why? I can see where a site that works 100% in AJAX might optimize a bit better, due to not having to reload the page on each click. But I am a huge fan of the big submit button ...
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Can AJAX in a CMS slow down your server

I am currently developing some plugins for WordPress, and I was wondering which route to take. Let's take an example, you want to display the last 3 tweets on your page. Option 1 You do things the ...
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Crawling an ajax based page with both a hash fragment and a meta tag

According to google's documentation on crawling ajax based web pages, if a url contains a hash fragment, or something at the end of an url that looks like #helloworld, and if there is an ! after the ...
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Is there a good [and modern] reason to not have static HTML pages with AJAX content , rather than generate pages?

Assumptions: We don't care about IE6, and Noscript users. Lets pretend we have the following design concept: All your pages are HTML/CSS that create the ascetics, layout, colours, general design ...
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Search Engine Crawler call ajax to crawl ajax returned content?

wondering if search engine crawlers see pages with links to ajax calls (using jQuery + Asp.Net MVC) if they follow these links to index the content. I found this question, but I am wondering ...
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Is there a penalty for opposite of cloaking?

Let's assume I have 100 different web pages with original and good content. But I want to publish on these pages same advert content (text video flash pictures) If I decided to use ajax and jquery ...
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Database Management System do exist? [closed]

I want to build a database for my no-profit association, and i was planning to do it by myself. But then i realize that really i don't have the time to buid a solid, secure system. So i was ...
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Ajax mixed with Server Side results for SEO purposes

Here is the issue. We are using a third party service to index our products and return results based on query parameters that we pass to the third party services server. I'm using Magento's ...
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How to get search engines to properly index an ajax driven search page

I have an ajax-driven search page that will allow users to search through a large collection of records. Each search result points to index.php?id=xyz (where xyz is the id of the record). The initial ...
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What about SEO in one page website with ajax loaded content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One page portfolio - Effect on SEO As my title I'd like to build a website with just one input text for searching restaurants and I would like to load via ajax in the ...
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Why my website subpage displays “www.domainname.com/#!home/” why “/#!”

i am taking over a webpage from a previous webpage designer, and i am wondering why does the website display "#!"? eg. www.domainname.com/*#!*home/mainPage. How do I change this so that it doesn't ...
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Google analytics how will ajax calls affect time on site, time on page, etc

I am in the middle of redesigning a site and am concerned about how my new page design will compromise my google rankings. Essentially I am going to a single page site, using AJAX calls to reload ...
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Site.xml with #!, still ok to have bare URL as home page?

I'm trying to get some ajax content on my main page indexed by google. I've implemented the #! url structure for that content and the corresponding piece on the server which renders what users see ...
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quick wiki solution with inline editing [and AJAX]?

I am trying to set up a site which will implement a fast, lightweight wiki engine: double click anywhere to append or change text press a green button to add a resource drag a link to reorder/add ...
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Is there a way to test if a browser supports flash/silverlight?

I'm trying to determine if a browser that my content is being pushed to supports flash/silverlight. That way, if there is no support on the browser, I can interchange the flash/silverlight components ...
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What if my HTML snapshot for Googlebot doesn't contain the same content as the dynamically created page?

According to Google here: The HTML snapshot must contain the same content as the dynamically created page. What if my returned HTML Snapshot doesn't contain the same content as the actual ...
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AngularJS SEO for static webpages (S3 CDN)

I've been looking into ways to improve SEO for angularJS apps that are hosted on a CDN like Amazon S3 (i.e. simple storage with no backend). Most of the solutions out there, PhantomJS, prerender.io, ...