[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #1701: New AJAX Theme Not Very Search Engine Friendly / Crawlable

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#1701: New AJAX Theme Not Very Search Engine Friendly / Crawlable
Reporter:  benfremer  |       Owner:       
    Type:  defect     |      Status:  new  
Priority:  major      |   Milestone:  1.2.1
Keywords:             |  

Comment(by benfremer):

 Sitemaps are ok, but in my experience on SEO with a few sites with
 sitemaps and more than a few hundred pages, it's better to have it link-
 crawlable. Especially on bigger sites (like over a few hundred pages),
 contrary to what may be sometimes rumored, an XML sitemap doesn't
 guarantee the pages will get indexed, and actually resulted in like only
 1/3rd to 1/100th or worse of # of pages indexed compared to a link-
 crawlable format (that's my estimate on how XML vs. link-crawlable would
 impact Buddypress). PageRank also usually (perhaps always) seem to pass
 better down through the home page when Link-Crawlable way as well.

 So I think the admin option to make it link-crawlable is best / still
 important as well. Perhaps with that option, you could turn off 2nd query
 which is done by AJAX depending on if the user's browser has Javascript
 enabled or not.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/1701#comment:3>
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