Google’s Martin Splitt posted another SEO mythbusting video, this one on JavaScript and SEO. He did it with well-respected technical SEO Jamie Alberico. The video basically says JavaScript is not the devil ๐Ÿ˜ˆ.

In this third episode of SEO Myth busting, Martin Splitt, Webmaster Trends Analyst from Google and guest Jamie Alberico, SEO Product Manager at Arrow Electronics discussed the issues of JavaScript in the context of SEO. The list includes

  • Where do misconceptions about SEO & JavaScript come from? (0:00)
  • Is JavaScript the devil ๐Ÿ™‚ ? (1:56)
  • Lazy loading in search (5:11)
  • Ajax, SEO, and crawl budget (5:36)
  • Googlebot & JavaScript (8:21)
  • Is pre-render always the best solution? (10:48)
  • What are the user benefits of implementing JavaScript SEO well? (12:38)
  • What should SEOs look for in a website solution stack? (13:33)
  • Recommended testing tools for JavaScript SEO (15:10)

Documentation mentioned in this episode from Google include:

  • Search-related JavaScript troubleshooter โ†’ https://goo.gle/search-js-troubleshooter
  • Lazy loading in search โ†’ https://goo.gle/lazy-loading-in-search
  • Crawl budget โ†’ https://goo.gle/crawl-budget

Here is the video embed:

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