Published: Sun Jan 25 2015
After reading some info about Google working on support for ajax sites I decided to test it by deploying a pure Angular site in hopes that google would find it. Unfortunately the '#' based url format used by Angular does not seem to agree with Google and anything to the right of the hash is skipped when making the request. Google offers a webmaster tool
where you can enter a url and see for yourself how the Google crawler sees your webpage. The behavior I observed in the tool was that Google would only consider the part of the url to the left of the '#'. As a result the page is not indexed since the hash and the url fragment that goes with it are necessary to serve the correct content. Unfortunately it seems like server side workarounds like hash-bang are still necessary in order to successfully index Angular websites.
Websites making Ajax request during loading.
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