This is important to creating search friendly websites because ensurng search engines are able to crawl and index your content is necessary to acquiring search traffic and market share. By not embracing these approaches, you are leaving yourself in a handicap for SEO efforts and leaves you at a competitive disadvantage. In fact, it should not even just be designed on a project per project basis, but should be built into code that takes advantage of web standards and progressive enhancement.
The AJAX Dilemma for SEO
Notice something different? Of course you do, it is VERY blatantly obvious that the entire content within the tabs is completely missing. This is a large opportunity that is missed by ifoodstv.com at getting content not only indexed, but great internal links to deep content.
Do you notice a difference here at all? No?! Well, thats right, because there isn’t one.
Also, to add to that, iMedix is rewriting URLs so that there are no hash tags in the URLs:
Resources to help with AJAX and SEO
Google Webmaster Central: A spiders view of Web 2.0
Dom Scripting: Hijax
Progressive Enhancement with AJAX
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