SEO with Server-Side Rendering for Drupal 7

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One of the historic complaints—and drawbacks—of client-side Javascript applications is that they aren't SEO-friendly. While Google's crawler, in particular, is starting to execute Javascript on pages it indexes, in this tutorial, we'll take a look at a couple other of methods of mitigating this issue.

In particular we'll learn about:

  • What is Isomorphic Javascript?
  • Writing a server with Express.js

Self-check question: In addition to SEO, what are some other benefits of isomorphic javascript?

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What is an isomorphic application? — by Juampy NR on