What is Angular?

AngularJSAngular is a structural TypeScript-based framework for building single-page, dynamic web applications using JavaScript.

What is Angular?

Making Angular SEO-Friendly

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Option A: Use Server-Side Rendering

The normal workaround to this problem is to enable server-side rendering (SSR) using the Angular Universal library. Doing this generates the final HTML elements for search engine web crawlers to use. But, is SSR better for SEO?

It can be expensive. The mandatory server (and associated hosting fees) needed for SSR implementation is resource-intensive, time-consuming and costly. Poor implementation can confuse web crawlers and cause a drop in your search results.

It can be complicated. SSR also requires implementing code on both the client and server-side, creating potential duplicate code issues. You could solve this with a Node.JS back-end, but that locks you into just one back-end technology.

Implementing SSR for a small application is overkill and doesn’t justify the server maintenance costs.

Option A: Use Server-Side Rendering
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Option B: Use Prerender® Instead of Angular Universal

Prerender® renders your dynamic web pages into static HTML  pages that web crawlers can consistently read, understand and index. It erases the need for the manpower and busy work normally required for server-side rendering.

Prerender® is a more cost-effective option for smaller applications – it’s free to use up to 250 pages!

And, Prerender® is included in Google’s list of tools to use for dynamic rendering, making it one of the few third-party software recommendations with Google’s seal of approval. How do you create dynamic Angular web pages best for both users and Google?

By using Prerender®.

Option B: Use Prerender® Instead of Angular Universal
Getting Crawled & Indexed
Getting Crawled & Indexed
An Angular application uses client-side rendering (CSR) by default, which renders pages in the Document Object Model (DOM) as the user interacts with it. Web crawlers are unable to understand the content or structure of a highly interactive Angular page like a human can.
Getting Ranked
Getting Ranked
The main content on an Angular page isn’t part of the HTML document, but contained in templates instead. This makes it harder to get Angular pages ranked.
Getting Users
Getting Users
If a web crawler can’t read a page properly, then it can’t list that content on the search engine results page. And if that page isn’t listed, users won’t find it on Google.