For one of my projects that provides pages with different content in a textarea, I need to make sure that Google Bot is indexing the content of those textareas.
I could not find an answer online. Only the same question, unanswered, from 2006.
If it does not index textareas, I'd need to output a second hidden DIV to make Google Bot see and index the content. Or I output a DIV and use Jquery to turn it into a textarea for the users.
I did a test with "Fetch as Google" in the webmaster console, this is the result:
And in the "Fetch" section I see the HTML source with the textarea.
But is that an indicator for the indexing?