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Material Design – Crawlers understand custom elements? How does SEO work?

Posted on November 13, 2014 | No Comments

Because Polymer makes use of polyfills, search engines should treat Polymer-based applications no differently than they do other javascript-based web apps. In fact, Google’s crawler understands JavaScript heavy applications. Going forward, it is a reasonable assumption that as use of native Shadow DOM increases, search engine providers will try to adapt to understand it, just as they have adapted to other new web technologies in the past.

“Google is now using your Javascript, CSS, and image files as ranking factors, in addition to the traditional HTML. Update your robot.txt file to allow Google’s bots access to crawl you JS, CSS, and images for optimal rendering and indexing.”

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