Google Changes Policy on Javascript

Google has changed its policy on javascript & can now crawl javascript links.

Unveiled at SMX Advanced and explained by Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land, I felt it was important to share:

… Google’s new handling of JavaScript’s “onClick” function. To fully understand it, read Vanessa Fox’s in-depth report from last week, Google I/O: New Advances In The Searchability of JavaScript and Flash, But Is It Enough?…

Links in JavaScript that were invisible to Google before are now being read. And some people have used JavaScript as a way to deliver paid links in a way that don’t violate Google’s guidelines may not technically on the wrong side of the Google law. It’s been a long accepted practice that this was a “safe” way to deal with paid links, once that Google’s suggested itself.

The times they are a changin’…

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One Response

  1. […] to Search Marketing for Non Profits, Google can now crawl javascript links like the ‘onClick’ function. These links in JavaScript were previously invisible to Google. And now some are using JS to […]

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