Hello I have a website that has a hamburger menu. The menu is closed by default but when clicked it will open and display links such as login, about etc. Can Googles crawler see these links even though they are hidden by default?

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    If it's in your HTML they can see it
    – John Conde
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 17:14

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Yes, the crawlers analyze the source code. Sign up to google webmaster tools and make sure that your site has no crawl errors.



Googlebot is not human. It just sees HTML pages like a text file, so if the URL exists there, it will index it.

  • Google does visually render pages and does give priority to content immediately visible.
    – scorgn
    Commented Oct 7, 2018 at 15:59

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