“You no longer need to do anything special for hash-bang URLs,” Google’s John Mueller said on the September 17 edition of #AskGoogleWebmasters, “we’ll just try to render them directly.”
The question. “What is the current status of #! AJAX crawling? How do I set up redirects?” asked user @olegko via Twitter.
The answer. As stated above, webmasters do not need to take any special action for Google to crawl their AJAX applications.
Why we should care. If you inherited a codebase that uses AJAX, or are using AJAX for routing URLs, you’ll be glad to know that Google should have no problem indexing your pages discreetly.
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