What is Vue.JS?
Building a website is one thing, but getting visitors is quite another.
Similar to React, Vue works within a vrtual DOM. Whatever HTML you write in Vue is compiled in that DOM whenever the component is rendered.
Some of Vue’s Strengths
SSR or Prerendering?
There are two options for getting your Vue website properly crawled and indexed: server-side rendering (SSR) or use a prerendering plugin. Vue has the advantage over Angular and React when it comes to SSR support because it provides ample documentation telling you how to do this.
SSR Pros and Cons
SSR also comes with significant trade-offs. It’s much more complicated to set up, requiring more work and higher server maintenance costs.
SSR includes some performance enhancements like faster page loading and first contentful paint. However, some visible elements like buttons or widgets might not be interactive while the page is still loading, which can negatively impact the user experience.
Prerendering your web pages with Prerender® is simpler and faster.
It provides an SEO solution for single page apps by working seamlessly with these smaller apps and websites that are typically designed with Vue, making it the ideal choice for your Vue website. The simple solution is usually the best one.
Vue SEO Challenges
Why Is Vue’s Client-Side Rendering Default Bad for SEO?
Is Dynamic Rendering Better Than Server-Side Rendering?
Dynamic rendering is associated with many positive outcomes that can help your site’s usability, SEO and overall visibility.
- Faster Indexation & Search Rankings: get more of your site’s pages indexed in a shorter amount of time so they can vie for valuable real estate on Google
- Increased Organic Traffic: the sooner your content achieves rankings, the sooner you can start driving organic traffic – and ROI! – to your site
Will Google Think I’m Cloaking?
No. While dynamic rendering allows you to serve content to different audiences in different ways, the process still delivers the same content to everyone. Dynamic rendering is the approach Google recommends for turning dynamic content into static content, and we’re proud that Prerender® is a solution that Google mentions specifically in its documentation.
Is Prerender® Easy to Install?
Yes! Not only is Prerender® a reliable solution that can help cut costs and save countless team hours, it’s also incredibly simple to install. The process is completed in four main steps that are covered in detail here:
- Identify your techstack and preferred installation method
- Install the middleware code block appropriate for your tech stack
- Configure and customize