SEO for Angular Apps

Jun 08,2017 | Posted by : Michelle Esposito

There are pros and cons to everything. In the case of single page applications such as Angular 4, you have the potential to provide a better user experience. However, staying on top of search engines and boosting SEO for Angular apps has been a challenge in the past with Angular 1. That’s no longer the case thanks to advancements with newer versions of Angular combined with changes to the way Google crawls the site.

In Angular 2 and 4 the application uses server side rendering which is a reliable way to allow search engines to access your content.

Google advises that, “As long as you’re not blocking the Googlebot from crawling your JavaScript or CSS files, we are generally able to render and understand your web pages like modern browsers.” You can reference Google’s updated webmaster guidelines for more details.

Now that the biggest SEO challenge is a thing of the past, there's quite a few advantages of building a single page application, including the ability to:

  • Make a distinction between "pages" and views"
  • Load a single HTML document from the server
  • Use JavaScript and JavaScript libraries to generate views locally by displaying and hiding HTML elements
  • Use JavaScript to upload/retrieve data to/from the server
  • Use HTML5 features:
    • History interface for navigation
    • Local storage to save and reuse data

The best part is single page applications are easier to implement using Angular. If it's time to refresh your Angular skills or learn the recently released Angular 4, The Training Advisors has a class for you.

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