I am working on an enterprise website project as an SEO manager.
They were using Angular.js by now but I made them switch to SSR (server-side rendering) since Google robots were not able to render the pages, follow the links and there were other huge indexing/SEO issues.
They are convinced to deliver SSR version of website Only to Google bots, Bing bots and other major search engine robots by identifying them by user-agent.
The reason that they only choose the robots to receive SSR version is limited server resources. As you know, SSR requires huge amount of server resources since the content of the application is rendered on the server, not the client.
They won't accept to switch to SSR version for both search engine robots and real users anytime soon.
I want to put this to debate and kindly asking if you have any similar experience and the outcome.
- Google robots are receiving a different version of website from what the users receive.
- Since the website is based on JS, some of the pages are not directly accessible through directly inpputing the URL.
Feel free to ask for more information.
Regards, Shayan Davoodi~