Google announced it will no longer be supporting its original AJAX crawling scheme from back in 2009. Starting in the second quarter of 2018, Google said it will “no longer be using the AJAX crawling scheme.”
This should come as no surprise, because Google said years ago that it no longer officially and fully supported this method of AJAX crawling.
Now, Google is saying it will crawl and render your AJAX-based sites as is. John Mueller of Google wrote in the new blog post that “Googlebot will render the #! URL directly, making it unnecessary for the website owner to provide a rendered version of the page.” That means Google will continue to support these URLs in their search results.
Based on some of their tests, Google said it expects “AJAX-crawling websites won’t see significant changes with this update.” Of course, when the flip happens, then we will see how many people complain. To prepare, Google shared these tips with webmasters:
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