View Full Version : Are Dynamic Ajax links followed by bots?

03-22-2010, 03:44 AM
1) Script Title: Dynamic Ajax Content

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamici...jaxcontent.htm

3) Describe problem:
I am using the Dynamic Ajax Content script on a page with many links like this...

<a href="javascript:ajaxpage('redcarpet.php','center_product');"><img src="images/medium/redcarpet.jpg" />Red Carpet</a>

I'm wondering whether google bots would follow and try to index the following type of link?

I have built alternate pages for all my different content that I'm loading via Ajax. I would prefer that the search engine follow these alternate pages via my sitemap rather than the dynamically loaded content.

Anyone have an idea how these might be handled by a search engine?

03-22-2010, 04:42 AM
Generally Javascript is ignored by search engines so backup (or alternative) links are suggested.
Of course as time goes on and search engines become more sophisticated this may change.