I’m trying to implement SEO for Google, following the excellent blog article I found here:
This approach uses
_escaped_fragment_ to use server-side rendering for search bots sending requests in this format. However, Google deprecated this, as described here:
The rendered output looks correctly.
But still, it seems as if Google is not able to index my Meteor app, as I can see if I perform test searches using the search engine itself. I can only guess that the bot is not able to follow links inside the app, so only my start page is being indexed.
The blog post also recommends to use a
sitemap.xml to inform search engines about the routes they should index. This may work fine if the app only has a couple of entry points. But if your app is a social network with thousands of users (and hence thousands of user profile pages), it does not make sense to setup a site map for all of them.
What is the recommended way to let Google fully index a Meteor app with a lot of pages? Does it still make sense to use
_escaped_fragment_ , although Google disencourages that and considers this as “cloaking”?